If you are in good health and have an unwanted tattoo that is at least six months old, you’re eligible for tattoo removal. The best way to evaluate the potential benefits and successful outcome of your tattoo removal is to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Glendale Eye Medical Group in their Glendale, California, office.
A specialized laser sends intense beams of light in rapid succession straight into the unwanted tattoo. The light energy causes the tattoo to disintegrate into thousands of microscopic particles that are absorbed by your body’s white blood cells.
Depending on the amount, colors, and depth of ink used when you got your tattoo, the level of discomfort will vary accordingly. The location of the tattoo is also a factor, as some parts of your body are more sensitive than others.
Many Glendale Eye Medical Group patients equate the discomfort of tattoo removal with the same amount of tenderness they experienced when they got the tattoo.
The compassionate providers at Glendale Eye Medical Group use a topical numbing agent to make the process a bit easier. You can rest assured that your comfort is their top priority.
You’ll be sore and tender at the tattoo site for a day or two after the laser therapy. Your skin may be red and inflamed, and occasionally, small blisters or scabs form. This is normal. There is a minimal risk of infection that can be avoided by following these guidelines:
Multiple treatments are necessary for optimal results for tattoo removal. On average, 5-8 laser removal sessions are needed to completely remove your tattoo, but the number of treatments varies depending on the location and specifications of the tattoo.
For more information about removing an unwanted tattoo, come in for a consultation. Call or book online today.
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