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How Painful Is Laser Tattoo Removal?

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Getting a tattoo can be a painful endeavor. Those who choose to remove their tattoos may wonder if it comes with pain as well. Overall, the best way to remove a tattoo is using a laser which can break down the pigment of the tattoo and fade it into your skin. One of the most common questions our master estheticians hear during laser tattoo removal consultations is, “How painful is laser tattoo removal?”   The amount of pain that a patient experiences during laser tattoo removal will vary from patient to patient. Generally, patients do feel some pain or discomfort during the procedure. For many, this pain compares to getting the tattoo. Others may experience less pain depending on the age, location, and size of the tattoo.    Additionally, a laser tattoo removal session takes less time than most tattoo appointments. Therefore, you will only have to bear the pain or discomfort for a short period of time, unlike when getting the tattoo. Your master esthetician can provide better insight into how painful laser tattoo removal may be for you after gauging the specifics of your tattoo.    To schedule a consultation with a master esthetician at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach us online through Price Simulator™, chat, or contact form.
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Can You Still See A Tattoo After Laser Removal?

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Tattoos are designed to be a permanent fixture of our skin. In some cases, people may want to remove tattoos for a variety of reasons. There are few ways to effectively remove or fade a tattoo. Among one of the best ways to remove a tattoo is using a laser. Laser tattoo removal uses a laser to target the pigment in your tattoo. Over time, the tattoo ink will absorb the laser and fragment on the molecular level. To us, this will appear as fading. However, can lasers totally remove the tattoo? Can you still see a tattoo after laser removal? To answers these questions, your master esthetician will need to see your tattoo and skin. Certain colors and types of tattoo inks respond better to laser tattoo treatment than others. If your tattoo is old, you will also likely see better results following tattoo removal. Occasionally, it is possible to see a tattoo, even after laser treatments. This may indicate that you require more treatments. Some patients who intend to get another tattoo over top only want to see some fading of their tattoo. Laser tattoo removal can also achieve this. Typically, laser tattoo removal requires multiple sessions to see the best results. Therefore, if your goals are to fade the tattoo, you may need fewer sessions than someone who wants to totally remove the tattoo.  To learn more and schedule, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also contact us online via our Price Simulator™, contact form, and chat.
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Debunked: Does Laser Tattoo Removal Scar?

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One of the major concerns about laser tattoo removal is scarring. Patients worry that the laser will burn or leave behind a scar following treatment. In truth, laser tattoo removal rarely scars. There are many sources of this myth that laser tattoo removal scars.   Firstly, getting a tattoo can cause scarring. It is not uncommon for a tattoo to leave some scarring, which may not be visible or evident until the tattoo has faded or is removed using lasers. This can make it appear that the laser caused the scar, when in actuality, it was there the entire time.    Secondly, scarring can occur if patients do not follow proper aftercare procedure. The tattoo and the skin surrounding the tattoo should not be exposed to the sun and kept covered under clothing when going outside. Your master esthetician will likely recommend the use of a broad spectrum SPF to protect the skin from UV rays and the sun.    Finally, if you are known to scar, or are prone to keloids or hypertrophic scars, scarring from laser tattoo removal is more likely. In these patients, your master esthetician will evaluate your individual risk for scarring, detail your options, and recommend the proper course of action. To schedule a laser tattoo removal consultation to determine your candidacy for treatment, call 425-775-3561 or contact us online.
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Laser Tattoo Removal: The Results You Can Expect

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In the 21st century, tattoos no longer have to be a permanent fixture on the skin. The human body does breakdown tattoo ink throughout a person’s life, but this will usually only result in some minor fading and blurring. Laser tattoo removal can help enhance and speed up this process to fade or remove tattoos. 

As far as the results you can expect from laser tattoo removal, it will depend on the size, color, and age of the tattoo. Older tattoos that have already experienced some natural fading will often respond better to treatment than fresher tattoos. Black ink is also easier for the laser to identify and, therefore, remove. Your master esthetician can advise you on the specifics as they relate to your tattoo. 

In general, it takes between three and six laser tattoo removal sessions to see long lasting results. However, it depends upon your individual goals. Many patients use laser tattoo removal to fade older tattoos to seek cover ups, which usually takes fewer sessions to achieve the desired result than those who want to remove a tattoo altogether. Even with a full removal, some remnants of the tattoo may remain, but with enough sessions and a good result, it should be hard to tell there was ever a tattoo.

To schedule a free consultation with a master esthetician, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.

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