The rise in popularity of laser tattoo removal services has unfortunately also seen a lot of misconceptions about the procedure coming to the fore. Seeing as we want you to have an informed and ultimately effective laser tattoo removal experience, we’ve decided to shed some light on what the process entails, and what you can expect from it.
Don’t believe these myths:
It causes scarring
It is unlikely that the laser removal procedure will cause scarring. What’s more likely, is the fact that the tattoo has been covering up scars, old or new, and now that it is fading with treatment, the scars are becoming more obvious to spot.
However, if you are more prone to scarring, keloids, or do not follow the aftercare recommendations for the laser therapy, there is a small chance of scarring to occur. That’s why you should always consult with your skin specialist before you start the treatment.
It causes excessive bleeding
Laser tattoo removal therapy shouldn’t cause excessive bleeding, however, in some cases, you can expect minimal, pinpoint bleeding to take place. It should never really soak through the dressing placed on the site after treatment.
It is instantaneous
There are various factors that impact on the rate that your tattoo will fade, and some can expect results quicker than others. That being said, the tattoo will never be removed instantly. This is because the laser only breaks up the pigment underneath your skin, making it easier for your body to remove it naturally. This means that the process can take months or years, depending on your age, the tattoo type, and various other factors. Each removal is unique, so be sure to ask your specialists for a timeframe before you begin treatment.
New tattoos are easier to remove
Not at all. In fact, a tattoo is in essence, an open wound on your skin, which means that you will have to wait for the site to heal before you even consider going for tattoo removal.
Any laser will do
There is a wide range of lasers available, but you should definitely ensure you see a specialist who uses the best and most credible machines.
If you want more information about laser tattoo removal, contact Victorian Dermal Group today.