Anyone can change their mind about a permanent tattoo in the near or distant future, and may like to have it erased. Laser tattoo removal is advanced med spa procedure available today. Motykie Medical Spa provides laser tattoo removal and other procedures to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations. A person seeking tattoo removal should have a clear understanding about the procedure.
Some Tattoos may be Removed only Partially
Laser tattoo removal is considered to be the most effective non-invasive procedure to get rid of permanent tattoos. However, the patient should have realistic expectations. Quality and ink color of the tattoo, its size and age, the patient’s skin type and other factors will determine whether the tattoo can be removed fully or partially.
Newer Tattoos are more difficult to remove
Laser tattoo removal procedure is usually more effective on older tattoos than the newer ones. Fading is less complicated and more successful in older tattoos, and will involve relatively fewer treatment sessions.
Tattoo Placement will make a Difference
People may choose to have a tattoo place on nearly any body part. Tattoos inked in the hands or feet will usually fade more quickly with laser treatment. If the tattoo is located further down the arm or leg or difficult to reach areas, fading may be slower.
Tattoo Maker’s Expertise
A tattoo created by an amateur provider will generally be easier to eliminate with lasers. Professionally created tattoos may be more intricate and deep, making them difficult to remove.
Tattoo Color will Affect Laser Treatment
Different types of laser wavelengths may have to be used for different tattoo colors. Dark green and black tattoos are typically easier to remove, while bright and fluorescent dyes are the most difficult to fade.
Skin Texture Changes
The original tattoo creation may have caused changes in skin texture or created scars. The tattoo would have camouflaged those imperfections. But after a professional med spa laser tattoo removal, those hidden changes may suddenly start showing.
Need for Sun Protection
After the laser treatment, the skin pigment around the tattoo location will either lighten or darken. Therefore, direct sun exposure should be avoided and a sunscreen of at least SPF 30 should be used to minimize changes to skin pigment.
Skin Color Change
Following laser procedure, certain cosmetic tattoos such as pink, white or flesh colored may become darker. Additional treatments may be required to improve this condition. The provider may first test the skin change with laser on a small, discreetly located area.
Risk of Allergic Reaction
While laser tattoo removal is a completely safe procedure, a few individuals with highly sensitive skin may experience an allergic reaction such as itching or swelling in the tattoo area. The patient should inform the laser tattoo removal provider about their history of allergy so that measures can be taken to avoid allergy.
Motykie Medical Spa receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for laser tattoo removal and various other procedures.
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