Things to Know Before you Choose to Remove your Tattoo

When a decision is made to get a tattoo, it could be very prompt, and there could have been a situation in your life that caused you to get the it in the first place. It may represent a close loved one who has passed away or a symbol that has a lot of meaning to you. No matter what the explanation may be, you cannot make the same mistake by leaping into another decision so swiftly. This should be a delicate and careful decision process that involves going through all pros and cons.

Once you have sat down and gave everything some thought, then it’s critical to know some basic things about going through laser therapy. Remember, it will require multiple sessions, so once you make the choice, you have to be committed.

Before you proceed with anything, be sure to visit your physician or skin care specialist to get a breakdown, detail by detail, on just how the process works and if your skin can handle it.

Also, understand once you begin with your sessions, you don’t leave the clinic after the procedure with your skin looking as if you never had anything there. The surface area will probably be pretty sore for some time and will most likely lead to scarring. As you give your skin more time to heal, the scar tissue is going to decrease gradually to a level visit that it’s not all that obvious. The size of the scar all relies upon on the tattoo’s size as well. Specific cream can be used to reduce scarring during the healing process.

A lot of clinics claim that the process is pain-free. For the most part, this is true, but to an extent. Based on where laser therapy is being applied to, you may have some discomfort. Particular parts of the human body, like the upper body and elbows, are much more delicate than some other areas of the body. Thus, in those particular areas, you will experience a bit of a discomfort, but nothing that can’t be dealt with through painkillers. Keep in mind, just about all surgeons use numbing cream and local anesthetics before each session. The Zimmer Chiller is also something surgeons use to numb the area by using cold air.

In addition to knowing the basics of the procedure, it’s also a good idea to keep in mind how much everything is going to cost. Just as stated previously, pricing ultimately depends on a number of factors. The larger the art, the more costly the process will be. Nearly all insurance firms probably won’t shell out for these fees except if it is medical-related or overall health reason associated. For an flexible payment plan, be sure to talk to your medical doctor and discuss settlement agreements before you have the procedure.

Getting a tattoo “erased” might be pricey, agonizing, and encourage hazards that you will need to take into consideration. Regardless, if you’re living in regret, then you should strongly consider these options, and it will be worth it. If you have any more questions, please be sure to contact Dr. Khorsandi, or visit our FAQ page for more information.

  • Updated on 7/1/2016.