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How Laser Tattoo Removal Works

Do you have a tattoo you once loved but are sick of seeing? Or did your artist make a mistake that makes your art unattractive? Thankfully, tattoos are no longer permanent! High-quality laser tattoo removal can remove your ink and restore your skin. Before trying it out for yourself, here's what you need to know about this process.

How This Process Works

Laser removal includes short bursts of laser energy that help break apart ink in the skin and restore your natural tone. According to Popular Mechanics, these bursts of light briefly heat the pigments to almost 600 degrees Fahrenheit, which helps the ink break up and release from the skin. Physicians use a specialized tool that focuses these beams directly on the skin.

The lasers' intensity in this process will vary. According to New Look Laser College, the most commonly used options are 1064 nm and 532 nm, which work on about 95% of tattoos. Your removal specialists will check which option works best to ensure this process goes smoothly.

The released ink will be washed away, but some of the ink won't be released until post-treatment. Post-treatment helps to minimize pain and other irritation that may affect you. Thankfully, this process typically requires very little anesthetic and takes no more than an hour to complete. This time may vary based on your tattoo size and complexity.

What to Expect During Treatment

You might experience discomfort or slight pain during laser treatment. These reactions will vary based on your comfort level; if you're tense and struggling to relax, your therapy may be more painful. Try to relax during this treatment and trust that the therapist understands how to handle this process safely for you.

In some situations, the therapist may numb the skin to help eliminate any discomfort. You might also notice some slight blistering and other signs of discomfort. These typically go away after a few days with basic wound treatment. That said, this process is considered to be safe by the American Academy of Dermatology and the FDA, making it useful for people with tattoos they no longer want.

The unique nature of laser tattoo removal makes it an essential process for people who might have a tattoo they don't want anymore and need removed. Thankfully, many teams can help you through this process. If you're interested in tattoo removal, please contact Nena's Skin Studio today to learn more about the benefits of this process.

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