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TATTOO LASER REMOVAL
WHAT BETTER PEOPLE TO TAKE A TATTOO OFF THAN THE PEOPLE WITH ALL THE KNOWLEDGE TO DO THEM IN THE FIRST PLACE ? The shop is now offering tattoo laser removal. Tattooers know better than most that mistake tattoos happen, people change, or simply to lighten an existing piece to properly do a cover-up. To inquire or set up laser appointments please fill out an inquiry form. From that point we'll be sure to respond to the inquiry at our soonest convenience. There are a ton of differences in the processes of tattooing and getting laser treatments. Below is all of the information that you'll need prior to each session and how to care care of the area afterwards. ANY RACIST, GANG AND HATE RELATED TATTOOS ARE FREE TO GET REMOVED Our shop is on a mission to help rid the community of any past mistakes made of getting any gang, racist or hate related tattoos remove free of charge. Being in an industry that tends to be frown upon from time to time, this is our way of helping individuals and the community and will hopefully help change the stigma surrounding the tattoo community.
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LASER TATTOO REMOVAL AFTERCARE GUIDE
Laser Tattoo Removal is a simple out-patient procedure. However, following aftercare instructions is key to achieve the best result. Carefully follow these laser tattoo removal aftercare instructions to help you lower the risk of undesired side effects. After receiving a laser removal treatment, our clients can expect to see some blisters, crusts, or scabs beginning to develop between 8 and 72 hours after the treatment. It is very rare for scarring to occur, and often times, it happens due to lack of care between treatments. To Ensure that your tattoo removal sessions are moving along quickly our shop has some aftercare tips that you should take into consideration to best protect and heal your skin.
• HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR SKIN RIGHT AFTER YOUR LASER TREATMENT
• WHAT TO EXPECT DURING THE HEALING PROCESS AFTER YOUR LASER TATTOO REMOVAL TREATMENT
• SPEED UP YOUR TATTOO REMOVAL JOURNEY BY KEEPING YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM STRONG
• SUN EXPOSURE DURING YOUR LASER TATTOO REMOVAL TREATMENT
• HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR SKIN RIGHT AFTER YOUR LASER TATTOO TREATMENT
• Please be sure to use an over the counter antibiotic ointment such as Neosporin. Its is important that you apply the ointment to your skin 3 times daily and keep your skin covered with a bandage for at least 3 days. By doing this, You MUST remove the bandage and expose your skin to the air. The air will help heal and dry out the area exposed to the laser and prepare you for the next treatment. If scabbing happens, you can expect the scabbing to last for 1 to 2 week. We know the scabbing is not pretty and you may want to hide the area to keep it bandaged , but it is best to keep the area exposed after the first 3 days of treatment.
• Do not be alarmed by blisters. Blisters can appear 8 hours after your laser tattoo treatment. If blisters are part of your healing process they are normally held between 4-6 days.
• Do NOT pick the scabs, blister or crusts that form after your treatment. Picking at the skin directly relates to any scarring that may occur. Allow your skin to naturally heal itself and for the scabs and crusts to fall off when they are ready. Peeling off scabs that are not ready to be removed can result in infection, scarring, or even pigment discoloration of your skin.
• If you are experiencing any type of discomfort or inflammation after having a tattoo removed you can take Tylenol and also apply an ice pack hourly for 5-10 minutes right after the treatment
• Wear sunblock to protect the area of your skin that received the treatment for at least 3 months after each session. Do not apply make-up or anything that may irritate the healing area. Scented lotions tend to irritate healing skin.
• You may shower 2 hours after receiving tattoo removal. However, it is strongly advised that you do not allow high pulsating water to hit the newly treated area directly. It is also recommended that you do not swim, soak in a bath or hot tub until scabs and blisters are healed. These areas of water contain a lot of bacteria that can cause infection and scarring.
• Following the laser session the skin will turn a white-ish color called "frosting". This is caused by the carbon dioxide being released as a result of laser penetration and surfaces on the upper layer of the skin, which resembles a white frosting.
• A few hours after the treatment your skin may begin to peel and blister which usually takes 3-14 days to disappear. These side effects are completely normal and expected as your body is quickly trying to heal itself,shedding the damaged outermost layer of skin.
• After several days have passed , all physical effects have usually subsided. Now you'll just play the waiting game as your body properly disposes of the ink pigments, which usually takes 6-12 weeks. Only after such time, laser treatment can be preformed again.
• What about scars ?
Scarring is a common concern with the laser tattoo removal process. Luckily scarring instances are very minimal and happen in less than two percent of laser removal cases. Usually, when scarring happens it is light and can be minimized with Vitamin E oil and over-the-counter silicone car patches, so long as your skin is fully healed from the laser treatment. When in doubt always seek professional advice before attempting to treat scar tissue at home.
• Once your tattoo is treated successfully, you can consider tattooing a new design or simply keep it the fresher skin. Should you opt to get tattooed over the previous tattoo, be sure to plan it out and always keep in mind that you get what you pay for when it comes to tattoos.
• Speed up your tattoo laser removal process by keeping your immune system strong
The thought of laser removal can be daunting, but if you approach it right, the process doesn't have to be. In fact, your body responds to the treatment by working in conjunction with the laser to help speed the process along.
SPEEDING UP THE HEALING PROCESS
The laser penetrates through the top layer of your skin, breaking down the ink. Once the ink particles are smaller, the bodies immune system targets and destroys them using special white blood cells called macrophages. This is where your body needs your help.
• Exercise on a regular basis. While a link between tattoo removal and exercise might not be immediately apparent, what exercise does is improves the immune system by boosting the cells in your body that attack foreign bodies, including broken down tattoo ink. Visiting the gym a few times a week, or even just walking for half an hour a day, can help speed the healing process up.
• Sleep Enough. Lack of sleep has a negative effect on the immune system, making us less able to fight bacteria and more prone to infection. Some people need more sleep than others, but 7 hours a night is thought to be ideal. Less than 6, and your immune system can start to suffer. Some tips for improving the quantity of the sleep including getting into a regular routine, such as going to bed and waking up at the same time each day. Avoid stimulants such as caffeine and nicotine before bed, and make sure your television are turned off to ensure you are going to sleep in a restful, sleep-conductive environment.
• Drink plenty of water. Your immune system needs proper hydration in order to work efficiently, but water can help to speed up the tattoo removal process in a wide variety of ways. It increases your kidney function, allowing them to flush out toxins such as broke-down ink more quickly. It also helps in the production of lymph, which is what carries your white blood cells through the body, allowing them to break down foreign bodies and remove toxins from your blood. In addition, water helps to keep your skin in good condition. Skin, like all other organs in the body, needs proper hydration in order to keep in functioning at its best. The better condition your skin is in, the more efficiently it will respond to the laser treatment.
• Eat more immunity-boosting foods. Certain foods contain properties that help to strengthen your immune system. Oats and barely contain a type of fiber called beta-glucan, which has high antioxidant properties and helps to speed up the healing wounds. Almonds are an incredible source of Vitamin E, which is vital for a healthy immune system.
• Try not to smoke. Smoking has been shown to impede the tattoo removal process seriously. Giving up smoking has all kinds of health benefits; but if you're desperate to get rid of an unwanted tattoo, this might be the extra impetus you need to kick the habit.
• FOLLOW THE AFTERCARE ADVISE. Once you've been through the process of laser tattoo removal, it can be easy to get a little easy to slack on your aftercare. However, following the advice you're given is essential if you want to speed up the healing process. For 48 hours after the treatment, it is important to avoid anything that could irritate the treated skin, such as tight clothing, moisturizers, make-up, or perfume. Try to keep the treated area cool and dry, so avoid exposing the treated skin to the sun, hot baths, saunas, or swimming. Obviously DO NOT scratch or shave the treated area, as this is highly likely to cause irritation.
• KEEP TO YOUR APPOINTMENT SCHEDULE. This may sound highly obvious, but the treatment will work quicker if you keep to regular sessions. Missing appointments will naturally slow the healing process down. However, it is not advisable to have sessions too quickly after one another. Every six to eight weeks is the optimum time to wait between sessions, as it allows your body time to break up and flush out the ink particles and your skin time to heal sufficiently before your next session.
• SUN EXPOSURE DURING LASER TATTOO REMOVAL TREATMENTS. You might be surprised to hear that sun exposure is another important factor that affects the success of laser removal. SO IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS ABOUT SUN EXPOSURE AND TATTOO REMOVAL, BE SURE TO READ THROUGH THE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.
• HOW DOES THE SUN AFFECT LASER TATTOO REMOVAL ? Exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun increases the production of vitamin D and melanin in our bodies. Vitamin D can help us absorb things like calcium and iron, increase metabolism and regulate our immune system. But it is in fact melanin that soaks up the radiation and causes our skin to turn brown. However, increased levels of melanin pigment in your skin can make you liable to burn, so when it comes to laser tattoo removal, your skin might not be as strong, protective or receptive as it could be.
• CAN YOU HAVE LASER TATTOO REMOVAL AFTER A HOLIDAY IN THE SUN ? No, and ideally the tattoo will have been out of the sunlight for the last 6 weeks. In order for laser tattoo removal to work effectively, skin color needs to be natural and healthy. This will give us the best chance of removing your tattoo in the fewest possible sessions. If you have a dark tan, it might several attempts to remove and you could suffer from future problems.
• WILL LASER TATTOO REMOVAL BE AFFECTIVE ON TANNED SKIN ? To some extent, but it will be far less effective. With an increased level of melanin in your skin, it is more difficult for the laser technology to break the pigment up. Even though we use the highest performing, single pulse q-switch laser machine, which usually requires 4-8 session or more to remove the tattoo. Tanned skin make the redistribution of ink through your blood stream a lot harder to achieve. Don't worry, this ink wont stay in your blood for long and eventually escapes through the pore and body waste.
• WHAT ABOUT FAKE TAN? Again, this is not recommended, as you can be coming back time and time again for multiple sessions when only half a dozen are actually required. Although we want to remove tattoos quickly and effectively, our main concern is your health and well being. This is more difficult if your skin has absorbed products containing toxins.
Some fake tans contain activators that can react to the laser treatment and lead to skin pigmentation. Therefore, do not use fake tan products for at least 2 weeks before or after the treatment.
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