Sometimes, you might get a tattoo and think that it’s a design that you want on your body for the rest of your life. However, there are times when you could change your mind about the design that you once liked. Tattoo removal is an option if you’re not happy with the image that you see on your body or if you need to have it removed for professional reasons, such as working in a certain career.
When you meet with the person who will remove your tattoo, you will find out how long the process will take. Most of the time, you’re going to need to make multiple appointments in order for the tattoo to be removed completely or as complete as possible. Keep in mind that some inks might not go away altogether but will become light enough to the point where you can’t tell that there was a tattoo on that area of your skin. If you know that you need the tattoo removed for a special event or for a job, then you need to make plans ahead of time for the removal process so that you’re not rushed. Try to allow for about six weeks between sessions so that your skin can heal. Until you begin the removal process, you really won’t know how well your body will react in order to schedule other appointments.
Another question or concern that you might have regarding tattoo removal is whether the process will be painful or not. The person who performs the removal will try to make you as comfortable as possible. It’s usually the same feeling that you experience when the tattoo is done in the first place. Talk to the person removing your tattoo about anesthetics that can be applied or medications that you can take so that you can better deal with any discomfort.
Although you might want the tattoo to be removed to the point that there is no sign it was there to begin with, you might not have these exact results. Any scars that were present when the tattoo was applied will likely still be there. You also need to keep in mind that all of the pigment might be too deep in the skin to be completely removed. Make sure you provide the proper aftercare so that your skin doesn’t get irritated and so that the pigment lightens until your next appointment.
Learn more about tattoo removal by visiting The Aesthetic Medicine & Anti-Aging Clinics of Louisiana in Baton Rouge or Lafayette to see how the process works and how you can begin the first steps. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!