According to statistics, the majority of people who get tattoos feel regret about one or more them. For this reason, in the past ten years, tattoo removal clinics have grown by a surprising 400%. If you need to remove an unwanted tattoo, the experts at the Center for Dermatology in Lawrenceville, GA can provide you with the best removal services available. While you think things over, here are the most important facts to know about the tattoo removal process.
Is Laser Tattoo Removal Safe?
Administered by a professional, laser tattoo removal is safe. Before a member of our proceeds with the removal process, they will assess your health status and inform you of any potential complications that could arise.
What Happens Pre-Treatment?
Before any part of the removal process begins, an initial consultation is conducted along with a patch test. During the consultation, a member of our team will explain the process to you and ask questions that may be relevant to the procedure (medical history, client expectations, etc.). They will give you a briefing on how tattoo removal works and predict how the results will turn out.
You will also receive a patch test to check and make sure you will not experience any adverse reactions to the treatment. If all goes well and you decide to proceed, your first treatment session will be scheduled to take place in the following weeks. Your doctor will also advise you to care for the tattooed area before each treatment session to ensure the best results.
How Long Is Each Treatment Session?
Various factors such as size, age, and color of a tattoo will affect how long a tattoo removal session lasts, but in general, a session will last 30 minutes or less. After your first treatment, you will have a good ballpark idea of about how long each visit will last.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The factors which affect how long each removal session will last also affect how many treatments will be needed to remove a tattoo. Darker, more intricate tattoos will take longer to remove than lighter, more simplistic ones.
What Happens Post-Treatment?
After each treatment, you will need to care for the treated areas so that they heal properly. The lasers used to remove tattoos essentially burn the ink out of your skin; thus, you’ll need to take care of the treated areas like any other burn.
If you experience any discomfort, you can use an ice pack to help relieve swelling or bruising. You may also need to avoid exposure to the sun and situations which may raise your body temperature and cause sweating. And finally, you’ll need to clean the treated area in order to reduce the risk of infection.
Schedule Your Consultation!
If you feel regret about a particular tattoo you have, you’re not alone. There are many people out there who share the same feelings. There is no need to wait to have your tattoos removed, as the technology is readily available for you to take advantage of. If you’re ready to seek treatment, contact the Center for Dermatology in Lawrenceville, GA to schedule your initial consultation today!