If you are living with tattoo regret, you may be looking at some of the options that are available to help you get rid of a tattoo. We would like to show you why laser tattoo removal is one of the safest and most effective options for getting rid of an unwanted tattoo. Technology has advanced a lot in recent years, which means that the techniques that are used today are much more efficient than they used to be. They also produce a lot less trauma, which means that they are more comfortable and do not require downtime.
Why Some Have Tattoo Regret
The interesting thing about living with tattoo regret is that most people go into the tattoo parlor with the idea that they want a tattoo on their body forever. They are attracted to the idea of a tattoo because of its permanence. However, it is estimated that at least a third of individuals who have tattoos regret their decision.
One of the biggest reasons why people live with tattoo regret is because they had a tattoo applied to their body that represented a romantic interest in someone. Perhaps they had the name or image of a girlfriend or boyfriend put somewhere on their body. They thought the relationship would last forever. However, now that the relationship has gone south, the tattoo is a constant reminder of something that they would rather forget.
It is also common for a person to change as they get older, which means that the same values that they had when they were younger no longer reflect the way they currently feel. For example, an individual may have had the name of or the image of a popular rock group tattooed on their body. While they thought that this was something very cool in their younger years, now that they are older, they feel like it is silly. They even feel embarrassed when others see the tattoo and ask about it.
Many have found that they are not able to join certain organizations or get certain jobs when they have tattoos. This is especially the case when the tattoos are on areas that are more visible, like their hands, face, and neck. Or when a person gets older and they start having children, they feel like their tattoos do not convey the values that they would like to instill in their children.
Some just have a bad tattoo job. They may have had a recommendation from a friend that a tattoo artist was really great but later felt extreme regret when they saw that the tattoo was not the right colors, a word was misspelled, or the image looked exaggerated. Laser tattoo removal is a good option for individuals who are interested in getting rid of a bad tattoo or just need to revise part of it.
Have you noticed that your older tattoos are starting to fade? At one time, they may have been brilliant and bright, but now that the years have passed, the colors are no longer so vibrant. This can cause a person to want to revise their tattoo or completely remove it.
A Few Things You Should Know about Laser Tattoo Removal
There are a lot of misconceptions out there about how tattoos are removed. Some people think of science fiction movies when they think about using lasers. This is not really accurate. The lasers that we use are medical devices. They are used in a controlled environment. And the goal is not to burn off the tattoo.
The machines that are used to remove tattoos with the lasers will carry energy to the skin. The goal is to have the energy shatter the ink particles. When these particles are shattered, the body is going to be able to flush away the smaller pieces. The immune system responds and causes the tattoo to fade. After several treatments, a person may be completely free of unwanted ink.
The goal is to use precise wavelengths in order to target and shatter pigment that is located in the dermal layer. The skin in the surrounding area will not be harmed.
While you may be anxious to start your treatments and say goodbye to an unwanted tattoo, you are going to need to be patient in order to completely say goodbye to it. Most of our clients need at least six sessions in order to get rid of a tattoo. These sessions are spaced about four weeks apart. If you were to start your treatments today, it is not likely that you will be able to say goodbye to your unwanted tattoo completely for at least six months.
There are a lot of different factors that will contribute to the results you will get from the laser tattoo removal and how many treatment sessions you will need. The density of the tattoo plays a big role. Also, the condition of a person’s skin and their overall health factor in as well.
Each session is quick. Most last less than 10 minutes. This depends on the size of the tattoo. In some cases, we will treat one tattoo two or three times per session. We usually allow about 20 minutes to go by between each time the laser is used. So you should expect to be in our office for about an hour each time you visit us.
You will need to do a couple of things in order to take care of your skin after you have visited us for one of your treatment sessions. It is likely that the practitioner working with you will put an ice pack on the area that received treatment. They may recommend that you use an antibiotic ointment and then cover it with a bandage. The practitioner will provide more information about how to care for the area in the days after the treatment. You definitely want to stay out of the sun. If you notice some scabbing, make sure that you to not pick at it. You want to leave the area alone and allow it to heal.
Is Laser Tattoo Removal the Right Option for You?
Deciding to get rid of an unwanted tattoo is going to require you to really think on the decision. Of course, if you have a tattoo that you absolutely hate, you may be ready right at this moment to get rid of it. Here are some things that you should think about as you are deciding if our treatments are the right option for you.
Make sure that you do some reading on how the treatment is performed and the types of lasers that are used. You want to be sure that the clinic you visit is using a laser that you are familiar with. As you do your research, you are going to find that some lasers offer better results than others. You should be aware of what is out there in order to make an informed decision.
As you are thinking things through, you want to be realistic. As we mentioned above, you need to be patient as you go through your series of treatments. You cannot just walk into our office, have the treatment performed, and then walk away without the tattoo. You will need to take care of the area that was treated for several days afterward. Then you will need to return to our office several times in order to completely remove unwanted tattoos.
It is good to know that certain tattoos are going to be more difficult to remove than others. If the tattoo was applied by an amateur, it may be more difficult to remove. This is because amateurs often apply ink in an uneven way under the skin. Professionals usually penetrate the deeper layers of the skin more evenly. This allows the practitioner to use different techniques in order to treat broader areas at the same time.
Some colors are more difficult to treat than others. You may think that lighter colors would be easier to get rid of than darker colors. This isn’t always the case. In fact, it is sometimes hard to completely remove pastel colors. When blue or black ink has penetrated deep into the skin, it can be challenging to remove these ink colors. It is also easier to remove older tattoos than it is to remove newer ones.
When you visit us for your consultation, we will give you a realistic idea of the type of results that you should expect. In some cases, it may not be possible to completely remove a tattoo. For some individuals, this allows them to revise their tattoo, which may be a perfectly acceptable option. In some cases, a person may experience a bit of scarring or skin color variation.
If you have unstable diabetes, active rosacea, pigmentation problems, or certain autoimmune system disorders, our treatments may not be the right option for you. Make sure to mention these when you meet with our practitioner. You also want to mention medications that you take and any other health problems that could affect your treatments and the results that you could experience.
Never attempt to remove a tattoo at home. This can lead to infections and serious health complications. Tattoo removal should only be performed by professionals in a professional environment. You also do not want to ignore an infection. If you do not feel like your skin is healing how it should in the days after you laser tattoo removal session, you want to mention this to our team.
When you visit us for the first time, take time to communicate with the laser tattoo removal technician. Explain the reasons why you want to have the tattoo removed. You can feel confident knowing that you are going to work with highly skilled medical professionals when you visit our office. The treatment is almost always performed on an outpatient basis.
You can feel confident when you visit our office knowing that professionals who have the proper experience and training work in our office. You will be required to go through an initial evaluation before beginning your treatments. This is necessary in order to make sure that the treatment we recommend is right for your skin type and will give you the results that you are looking for.
We would be happy to show you before and after pictures of individuals who we have worked with. This will give you an idea of the type of work that we do and will give you realistic expectations for how the treatment can help you. Some individuals may be able to walk away with skin that gives no indication that a tattoo ever existed there. Other individuals may notice that the tattoo has faded significantly, but there still may be an outline of it.
If you are tired of living with tattoo regret, there are options available to you. You do not need to constantly see a reminder of a person or decision that you would like to completely forget. Or if you experienced an allergic reaction, you may want to start your treatments as soon as possible. If you are looking to obtain new employment or would like to join certain groups, you may need to get rid of old tattoos. No matter the reason, our treatments are likely to help you.
You are warmly invited to visit Skin Deep Solutions to learn about laser tattoo removal. We will schedule a consultation where you can meet with one of our practitioners. The goal will be to set you up with a treatment that will give you the best results. We will give you a realistic idea of how many treatments you will need and how many times the laser will be used during each treatment session. When you call our clinic in Vacaville, CA, you can get more information about medications that you may need to stop taking or other preparations you should do before you first visit. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation!