Why Laser Treatments to Remove Unwanted Tattoo is the Only Way to Go

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Laser Treatment and Tattoo Removal

When it comes to tattoo removal, laser removal treatment is the only way to do it.

Most at home methods try to fade the appearance of ink by removing layers of the skin. They contain harsh chemicals that leave the skin feeling raw and sensitive, which might make the user think it’s working when in fact it’s not. Tattoo ink is actually found in the deepest layer of the skin, the dermis, so “home remedies” don’t work.  When people use wrecking creams, chemical peels, and dermabrasions, many layers of the skin need to be removed before the layers where the ink is kept is even reached. By the time this happens, however, the skin tends to be so damaged that it looks worse than the original tattoo.

While skin damage is usually temporary, it can be permanent as well. People who use the tattoo removal methods are doing them at home, so in a fit of impatience, many will apply the chemicals too often and in excess, which leads to scarring. Hyperpigmentation, or the removal of the skin’s natural pigmentation, is also a common side effect from using these tattoo removal methods, especially for those with tanned or darker skin. The skin damage can be so bad that receiving laser tattoo removal or even a cover up becomes impossible.

The lasers used for laser tattoo removal are designed to target the pigment of the ink, without damaging the outer layer of the skin. Technology advancements allow licensed medical technicians who perform the laser procedures to personalize each treatment based on various factors relevant to that person.  For instance, their client’s skin color, skin sensitivity level, tattoo colors, and the tattoo’s location to ensure they get the best results. This significantly reduces the risk of scarring, hyperpigmentation, and blistering.

You Aren’t a Professional

Most ulterior tattoo removal methods appeal to the masses by offering products that can be used at home. They’ve been approved for use by anyone, but the slow progression of these kinds of products often leads to people disregarding the instructions. Like anyone, they assume using more of the product more often will lead to faster results, but it only ends up leading to skin damage.

The same goes for spas who offer chemical peels and dermabrasions for tattoo removal. These kinds of places are trained to perform these treatments to improve the appearance of the skin and aren’t trained to remove tattoos. Often these professionals deal with the surface of the skin, and as mentioned before, tattoo ink is kept deep in the inner layers of the skin. Only a person specifically trained in tattoo removal should perform these kinds of procedures if it’s going to be successful.

A laser clinic should only employ professionals who not only hold a medical degree but who have undergone extensive training on how to use each laser they carry. It’s not enough that someone only knows about the skin in order to perform a successful tattoo removal. They also need to know about different tattoo styles, techniques, and even be able to tell the difference between a professional tattoo and an amateur one. All of these factors will affect how the tattoo is removed.

Beauty Doesn’t Have to Be Painful

While a cheap cream you can buy on the internet doesn’t seem like it would cause any pain, it can actually be pretty excruciating because it slowly removes your skin. Wrecking creams will slowly remove the skin and feel raw for an extended period of time, while chemical peels and dermabrasions will remove a lot of layers at once.  OUCH!!

Depending on the area of the body and how badly the procedure was done, pain can range from a minor annoyance to extreme discomfort. What makes the painful effects of these procedures so frustrating is that they last for an extended period of time. Sometimes the pain simply gets worse with each treatment and the skin never gets the chance to fully heal.

While lasers have a reputation for being painful, most people find it less painful than getting the initial tattoo. Additionally, most laser clinics provide their clients with numbing creams to improve their comfort. They also use a cryogenic cooling system that keeps the treated area cold throughout the process, ultimately reducing pain. Afterward, the skin will usually feel sunburnt and could possibly be a bit swollen, however, these effects fade within the hour. Since laser treatments are done at 10-week intervals, the skin is given the opportunity to completely heal so the next treatment is on fresh skin, rather than raw, sensitive skin like other methods.

Sounds much better, right?

Lasers Are The Only Effective Method

Simply put, laser treatments are the only way to to go in tattoos completely in just a few months. Most people will actually notice their ink significantly fading after just two or three treatments. Also, unlike spas or at home treatments, most laser tattoo removal clinics will offer payment plans that provide you with treatments until you’re satisfied with your results, so you won’t have to worry about being stuck with a half finished tattoo removal.

Give Madison Laser Tattoo Removal a call to remove your unwanted ink.  Do it before you spend hundreds of dollars on cheap, home remedy products you can buy on Amazon, you will be happy you did!

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6 thoughts on “Why Laser Treatments to Remove Unwanted Tattoo is the Only Way to Go

  1. Derek Dewitt says:

    I have an old tattoo I want to remove soon, so thanks for sharing this. I like your point about how removing a tattoo is less painful than when you received it. It’s good to know that treatments are spread out enough so the skin has time to heal.

    • Madison Laser Tattoo Removal says:

      Hi unwantedtattoos,
      Thanks for your comments, I’m glad you found the information informative! If you ever need a tattoo removed, you know who to call!

  2. Taylor Anderson says:

    One of my old supervisors has permanent eye makeup, but she may want to get it removed. It was helpful when you mentioned that trying to remove a tattoo of any sort can damage your skin and hurt you. Thanks so much for explaining why professional removal is important.

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