Will Laser Tattoo Removal Leave a Scar?

Will Laser Tattoo Removal Leave a Scar?

Close to 30 percent of individuals in the United States have a tattoo. However, most of them come to regret their decision. Fortunately, they can turn to laser tattoo removal to significantly reduce the tattoo appearance. 


Most people considering laser tattoo removal are often concerned about the side effects of the process. The main concern is usually if the laser tattoo removal leaves a scar. Read more to find out if it does. 


How Laser Tattoo Removal Works


The laser works by releasing a high-intensity light beam to break up the color pigment in the tattoo. Dark pigments absorb the wavelengths from the laser and thus are the easiest to treat. Treatment works on other pigment colors using designated lasers.


Before you begin your first tattoo removal session, you should first see a professional for a consultation. Your specialist will examine your tattoo to determine what the process will entail. The number of sessions depends on the tattoo size, age, and color. How deep the pigment is and your skin color also play a significant role in determining the effectiveness of the technique used for removal.


Your specialist in Oceanside will give you eye shields to wear during the laser tattoo removal session. They will then determine which laser energy is the most effective by testing how your skin reacts to different ones. Your specialist will pass intense light pulses from the laser through your skin's top layer so that the tattoo pigment can absorb it.


Larger tattoos require more pulses, while smaller ones need fewer. You will need several treatment sessions to remove the tattoo. 


The tattoo should become lighter progressively after each session.


Does Laser Tattoo Removal Have Side Effects?


Laser tattoo removal targets tattoo pigment and breaks it down for effective results. But if the treatment protocols get done incorrectly, it will pose a risk that may result in side effects.


The common side effects are scabs and blisters. They aid in the healing and removal process. Proper care for the treated site is essential for the outcome you desire.


Will Laser Tattoo Removal Leave a Scar?


You are highly unlikely to experience scarring after laser tattoo removal if the proper protocol happens. However, you should expect scars to remain after laser tattoo removal if your skin already had scarring on the treatment site. 


How to Prevent Laser Tattoo Removal Scarring Before Treatment


Consistent looking after your skin reduces any chances of scarring after treatment. You can begin by quitting smoking a week or sooner before the laser tattoo removal. Additionally, take multivitamins when you are closer to the appointment time. 


Doing so will boost your skin and overall health. Zinc, aloe, and vitamin E promote skin healing. Ideally, drink plenty of water as optimal hydration helps speed up the recovery time.


How to Prevent Laser Tattoo Removal Scarring After Treatment


Laser tattoo removal is not painful. However, allow it recovery time like you did when you got the tattoo. Follow every instruction your specialist gives you to aid in a successful recovery with no chances of scarring. 


Below are some of the instructions they may give you:


  • Treat the treated site twice every day using a mild soap.

  • Avoid rubbing after washing the area. Simple patting using a paper towel is enough.

  • Apply the prescribed cream or ointment to the treatment site after it dries.

  • Change the dressing on the treatment area after every wash using fresh and clean bandages.

  • Avoid picking or popping the scabbing and blisters as you heal.

  • Stay away from the sun for a few weeks post-treatment to avoid scarring.

  • Be patient and allow your body time to heal the treatment site.


For more about laser tattoo removal, call inkoff.me at (844) 446-5633 to reach our office in Oceanside, California.


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