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Tatoo Removal Upland CA

What Can I Expect During the Laser Tattoo Removal Procedure?

Depending on the size and color of your tattoo, the number of treatments will vary. Your tattoo may be removed in six to seven visits, though many more sessions may be necessary. You should schedule a consultation, during which time a trained professional will evaluate your personal situation and advise you on the process.

Treatment with the laser varies from patient to patient depending on the age, size and type of tattoo (amateur or professional). The color of the patient's skin, as well as the depth to which the tattoo pigment extends, will also affect the removal technique.

In general, this is what will happen during an office visit for tattoo removal using the newer lasers:

      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.

      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.

Depending on the location of the tattoo and your pain threshold, you may elect to use some form of anesthesia (topical anesthesia cream).