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9 Tips about Laser Tattoo Removal

9 Tips about Laser Tattoo Removal | Calabasas | Encino | Sherman OaksMany people tend to change their mind about a permanent tattoo at some point of time in the future, and may choose to have it removed. A qualified med spa may offer advanced laser tattoo removal procedure. Rejuvenate Medical Spa provides laser tattoo removal to patients in Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Tarzana, CA, and surrounding locations. The following tips will help a patient acquire a better understanding about tattoo removal:

Not Every Tattoo may be Removed Fully

While laser tattoo removal is the most effective non-surgical procedure to remove permanent tattoos, the patient should have realistic expectations. Depending on the quality and shade of the ink used, skin type, the size and age of the tattoo, and other factors, some tattoos may fade only partially.  

Older Tattoos are Easier to Remove

Contrary to popular belief, older tattoos are easier to remove. Laser treatments are generally more effective on older tattoos as compared to newer ones. Fading will be better in older tattoos, and fewer treatment sessions will be required in case of older tattoos.  

Location of the Tattoo Matters

Tattoos can be placed on almost any part of the body. In general, tattoos placed in the hands or feet will fade more easily with laser treatment. Fading is usually slower for the tattoos located further down the leg or arm, or difficult to reach areas.  

Skill of the Tattoo Maker

If the permanent tattoo was placed by an amateur provider, it will usually be easier to be eliminated with lasers. Professionally created tattoos may be harder to remove because of the intricacy and depth of the tattoo.  

Different Tattoo Shades will Fade Differently

Different tattoo colors will have to be removed using different lasers. Each dye will respond to varying light wavelengths. Black and dark green tattoos are the easiest to remove, while bright colors such as yellow, purpose or fluorescent dyes are the hardest to fade.  

Impact on Skin Texture

When the permanent tattoo was inked, it may have altered the skin texture or create some scars. While the tattoo is in place, those imperfections are hidden by the dyes. However, once laser tattoo removal is performed at a med spa, those hidden skin changes may become visible.  

Sunscreen is recommended

The skin pigment will either darken or lighten over and around the tattoo location following laser treatment. Therefore, it is advisable to apply sunscreen before and after the laser procedure to minimize alterations to the skin pigment.  

Darkening of the Skin

Specific cosmetic tattoos such as white, pink or flesh-colored ones may become dark immediately following laser treatment. It is generally possible to correct this effect with additional treatment. If immediate darkening of the skin is an issue, then laser should first be tested on a small, discreet spot.  

Risk of Allergy

A few individuals may have experienced an allergic reaction such as swelling or itching while receiving the tattoo. In such cases, the laser tattoo removal provider should be informed so that steps can be taken to avoid a similar reaction during removal. Rejuvenate Medical Spa receives patients from Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Tarzana, CA, and nearby areas for laser tattoo removal.   See all Medical Spa Non-Surgical Procedures Dr. Bijan Farah performs on patients in Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, Tazana, Woodland Hills, CA, and surrounding communities. Schedule a consultation now.