Is Laser Tattoo Removal Painless?
Laser tattoo removal has become a popular way to reduce or remove unwanted ink nearly anywhere on the body. But is the process painless? And what are the risks involved? Below, board-certified physician Dr. Natalia Levinskaya reviews what to expect during this advanced laser treatment in Plainview, NY. We also discuss ways to improve your results and feel more comfortable during your tattoo removal session.
Rejuvenation Wellness Center is proud to offer virtually pain-free sessions through innovative technologies like the Q-Switched laser. Call now to schedule a laser consultation and find out if you’re a candidate for this life-changing treatment.
How does laser tattoo removal work?
Laser technology works by targeting and breaking up the ink particles in your tattoo. Your body’s immune system then naturally clears away these tiny ink fragments over time. Patients may require several sessions to see their desired results, depending on the tattoo’s size, color, and age. Rejuvenation Wellness Center has performed countless laser tattoo removal procedures and knows how to provide patients with the best possible results.
How do you make laser treatment comfortable?
First, patients must attend a consultation at Rejuvenation Wellness Center to see if they are candidates for laser tattoo removal. Dr. Levinskaya begins by examining the tattoo and surrounding areas. We want to ensure there are no lesions, sunburns, or conditions like eczema that could impede results or cause discomfort during treatment.
Dr. Levinskaya then develops a plan for tattoo removal through our top-of-the-line Q-Switched laser. This device is specially made to preserve the skin and prevent possible burns or scars. Our staff in Plainview, NY can manage tattoos of differing types and sizes thanks to the intelligent design of this laser.
Rejuvenation Wellness Center will apply an anesthetic cream before treating small to medium tattoos or administer local anesthesia in the form of injections for very large or dense tattoos. Once the session has been completed, a repairing cream is used on the treatment area.
What to expect after laser treatment
Your skin may appear red and swollen after laser tattoo removal, but this is a normal and expected part of the process. Dr. Levinskaya will provide post-treatment care instructions to minimize discomfort and speed up healing. These include:
- Keeping the tattoo clean and dry: This prevents complications like infection and ensures a smoother recovery.
- Applying a cold compress for 10 – 15 minutes every hour: A cool pack reduces swelling and overall discomfort. Cover the pack with a clean cloth to avoid ice burn.
- Avoiding hot showers, saunas, and baths: Extreme heat can damage the skin and prolong recovery.
- Wearing loose-fitting clothing: Clothing that rubs against the tattoo may irritate the area.
- Avoiding sun exposure: Stay out of the sun and wear sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher when spending time outdoors.
Get virtually pain-free laser tattoo removal sessions
Old or unwanted tattoos do not have to be a permanent fixture in your life. Now, you can meet with Dr. Natalia Levinskaya at Rejuvenation Wellness Center to learn how the Q-Switched laser revolutionizes tattoo removal.
Laser tattoo removal has helped many men and women love their skin again and move on from a past that no longer represents who they are. Our team proudly serves patients in Plainview, NY and the surrounding communities.