Many things can influence the decision to want to change, lighten or even remove a tattoo. Tattoo removal can help with all those things!
How does it work? It’s very simple, the laser breaks down the ink in the tattoo. The broken-down ink is then absorbed by the body, mimicking the natural fading that time or sun exposure would create. All tattoo pigments have specific light absorption spectra. A tattoo laser must be capable of emitting adequate energy within the given absorption spectrum of the pigment to provide an effective treatment. Certain tattoo pigments, such as yellows, greens and fluorescent inks are more challenging to treat than darker blacks and blues,
because they have absorption spectra that fall outside or on the edge of the emission spectra available in the tattoo removal laser.
The number of sessions required will vary according to different factors such as the color of the tattoo, the type of ink used, as well as the age of the tattoo. In most cases, more than one session is required and these sessions are usually spaced out by 6 weeks to allow for proper healing.
For more information, to inquire about pricing or to book an appointment, call the shop to book your free consultation.
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Aftercare treatment for tattoo removal
Immediately after the treatment, it is normal for irritation, redness, and swelling to occur. Throughout the healing process, it is normal to see scabs, blisters and bruises appear. All these elements are part of the normal healing process, do not remove scabs and let the blisters heal by themselves.
- Keep the affected area clean and dry throughout the healing process. Clean the wound gently with soap and water, then dry gently.
- Apply a thin coat of Polysporin twice a day for 3 days and cover with sterile gauze. After, apply vitamin E (Webber) twice a day for a minimum of 2 weeks.
- It is common to see blisters appear after 8 hours of treatment. Don’t worry, they will heal by themselves; if they rupture, keep using Polysporin for at least 24 hours after.
- To reduce discomfort and swelling, apply cold compresses if necessary. You can use Tylenol or Advil, but avoid Aspirin (as it could increase bleeding).
- Do not scratch the scab as it may cause infection and scars. Avoid shaving the area until the healing process is complete.
- Avoid direct water pressure on the treated area (re: taking a shower, bath or using a hot tub, pool or any kind of swimming) through the entire healing process.
- There is no risk to exercising after treatment if you follow the recommended instructions above.
- Avoid sun exposure immediately after treatment and through the entire healing process. Wear SPF 25 sunscreen on the affected area for the following 3 months or until the area is completely healed.
- Do not apply make-up or moisturizing cream on the scab and/or blister until fully healed.
- If the area seems infected (sweating scabs and redness), in case of any other complications or if you have any questions about the healing process, please don’t hesitate to call us at 450-424-6969.
- For extreme complications, go directly to the emergency room.