What Can You Expect from the Laser Tattoo Removal Process?
In general, the tattoo removal process will be conducted as follows:
- Protective eye shields are placed on the patient.
- The skin's reaction to the laser is tested to determine the most effective energy for treatment.
- The treatment itself consists of placing a hand piece against the surface of the skin and activating the laser light. As many patients describe it, each pulse feels like a grease splatter or the snapping of a rubber band against the skin.
- Smaller tattoos require fewer pulses while larger ones require more. In either case, the tattoo requires several treatments and multiple visits. At each treatment, the tattoo should become progressively lighter.
- Immediately following treatment, an ice pack is applied to soothe the treated area. The patient will then be asked to apply a topical antibiotic cream or ointment. A bandage or patch will be used to protect the site and it should likewise be covered with a sun block when out in the sun.
For most clients, no anesthesia is required for the process. However, depending on the size and age of the tattoo, the location, and the persons pain tolerance, they can elect to apply a topical anesthetic usually in the form of cream.
Clean Slate Tattoo Removal strives to make each one of our clients comfortable during the removal process and each office visit. Any further questions may be directed to our staff during your initial consultation.