Laser Tattoo Removal
Urbane Beauty Co. offers laser tattoo removal services from certified professionals in Latham, NY that will give you a fresh start!
What is Laser Tattoo Removal?
We all have regrets, but if yours are in the form of an unwanted tattoo, our beauty professionals here at Urbane Beauty Co. in Latham, NY have got you covered with our laser tattoo removal services. Laser tattoo removal is a gradual process in which a technician uses a laser to remove pigment from the tattooed area. It is a gradual process that may take several sessions depending on the location, ink color, depth, etc. of the tattoo being removed.
Why get Laser Tattoo Removal?
Laser Tattoo Removal is often chosen because it is quick, easy, and noninvasive thanks to our advanced laser technology. It targets only the ink while leaving the surrounded areas untouched. It leaves your skin looking natural after it heals, it is non-invasive, non-surgical and it works on all skin types. Compared to other versions of tattoo removal, like saline tattoo removal, it removes tattoos quicker and in fewer sessions.
Frequently Asked Questions About Laser Tattoo Removal
The amount of sessions it will take to remove a tattoo with laser removal can vary depending on the color, type of ink used, depth of the tattoo etc. This will be discussed with you before your first treatment, and we will estimate how long the process will take for you.
Laser tattoo removal can remove most tattoos safely and effectively, so almost anyone with a tattoo they want removed is a good candidate. In general, older tattoos that have darker pigments tend to be easier to remove than newer ones with brighter pigments. Patients who don’t smoke and have a healthy diet/exercise regimen tend to achieve the best results.
No, while it can be slightly uncomfortable, laser tattoo removal generally doesn’t hurt nearly as much as getting the tattoo, so it won’t be worse than what you’ve already sat through to get it!
No, it is very rare for patients to scar after having a tattoo laser-removed. Although, if the tattoo includes pre-existing scarring, that will remain after the tattoo is removed.
You may experience minor bleeding, redness, swelling and blistering for several hours or days following treatment. Over the next several weeks, you may notice the treated area flaking, peeling and scabbing. This process usually takes about 1-3 weeks.
Laser Tattoo Removal Pictures
Two weeks before treatment:
- Stay Out Of The Sun – Avoid incidental or direct sun, tanning beds, spray-tans and self-tanners on your tattoo. When you are outside, protect your tattoo by applying sunblock (SPF 50+) and using barrier protection such as protective clothing or an adhesive bandage.
The day of your treatment:
- Prep Your Skin – Tattoo cover-up makeup, lotion, sunscreen and literally everything else you might put on your skin must be removed from the area being treated before your appointment. If you forget this one, we’ll have wipes on hand. If your tattoo is in an area that grows hair, please shave in the direction that the hair grows with a clean razor.
Careful after-care is very important for producing a beautiful and lasting result.
- Your skin is likely to experience some frosting in the area where the treatment took place. The heat from the laser can cause gas or plasma to form and carbon dioxide to be released from the skin, which causes the frosting. Your skin that may swell. There may also be some redness right after the treatment. You can take Tylenol or ibuprofen to reduce the symptoms. You can also use a cold compress. Aspirin should be avoided.
- A dressing will be applied immediately after your laser treatment. This should stay in place for at least eight to 12 hours. After the dressing is removed, you will want to clean that area two times a day using mild soap and water. You can pat the area dry in a gentle way.
- It is common for medical professionals to recommend a healing serum to be applied to the area that received treatment twice a day for at least three days after the treatment. This will soothe the skin and promote healing. A bandage should not be applied during this time.
- You do not want to disturb the skin while it is going through the healing process. You may see blisters form. You do not want to pop these blisters. Scabs are also likely to form. Be sure that you do not pick at, rub, or scratch them. If you do notice that a blister starts to ooze, a dressing may be applied. It should be changed twice a day until the drainage stops.
- You should avoid shaving or waxing the area that received treatment until the skin is completely healed.
- Besides the healing serum that was recommended by the doctor, no other lotions, creams, or makeup should be applied to the area during the first couple of days after the treatment.
- Avoid swimming, using a hot tub, and going to the sauna until the skin has completely healed.
- Avoid activities that will cause excessive sweating during the first two to seven days after treatment. Exercise and other physical activities can cause you to sweat, which can disrupt the healing process.
- After the initiate healing phase, you want to apply sunscreen to your skin. It should be at least 25 SPF or higher.
- Monitor your skin to make sure that it is healing properly.