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Aftercare Instructions: Tattoo Removal

Applying GauzeAftercare Advice for Tattoo Removal Procedures

At Emerge Medical & Well Spa, we offer many exceptional services to our clients, one of which is laser treatment tattoo removal. Tattoos can be a beautiful and artistic way to express yourself and show the world who you are. However, from time to time mistakes are made, tattoos become outdated, and romances end. When this happens, don’t resign yourself to living with an unwanted tattoo, look to Emerge Medical & Well Spa for the perfect solution.

We are proud to offer PicoWay laser treatment, which uses novel picosecond technology to quickly and safely deliver tiny blasts of light particles to the inked area. The energy in these lasers targets only the tattoo ink, not the sensitive skin around it, and requires far fewer applications than a typical laser removal service. Following the procedure, we give each client detailed instructions on how to care for the treatment area.

Directly After Laser Treatment

The first three days following your tattoo removal will be the most tender. The area should be kept clean and bandaged with gauze and medical tape. A thin layer of moisturizing antibiotic ointment will help prevent scarring and speed healing.

You shouldn’t wash the area during this three-day healing process. Once healed, use a non-abrasive scent-free skin cleanser for skin care. Be sure that you avoid scrubbing the area as this could cause irritation.

Pain and Blisters Following Tattoo Removal

A little pain is normal after tattoo removal, and it can be treated with ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Don’t panic if you notice the lasered region of skin beginning to blister. Blisters are a common side effect of laser treatment, although the PicoWay laser system is more gentle than traditional lasers. Blisters will eventually break and drain, and the area will begin to feel better.

For three months after your tattoo removal, you should apply a generous dose of sunscreen before heading out into the sun. The laser-treated portion of your skin will be sensitive to UV rays and more likely to be damaged by direct sunlight. During this time, continue to avoid scented moisturizers and creams to ensure optimal healing.

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Healing For Good

By following these aftercare instructions, you can ensure that your tattoo removal area should be completely healed within 4-8 weeks after your treatment. Reach out to us if you notice problems with healing, including discoloration, bleeding or continued pain.

For a closer look at laser treatment and tattoo removal at Emerge Medical & Well Spa, visit our official PicoWay web page. You can also call our team here in Tulsa; our professional medical spa staff are always happy to meet new clients and answer any of your questions.

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Misconceptions About Tattoo Removal

Debunking Myths about Tattoo Removal

What was once thought to be permanent can now be erased. Through tattoo removal, you can remove any unwanted tattoos and leave your skin with a clean slate. Unfortunately, many people are apprehensive about removing their unwanted tattoos because of myths and misconceptions they hear about the process. Here, Emerge Medical & Well Spa debunks some of these common misconceptions.

Myth #1: Laser Removal Will Cause Scarring

Although many people believe that tattoo removal will leave them with unsightly scars, this is far from the truth. If the treatment is handled by a professional, laser treatments should produce little scarring. Laser removal specialists know the amount of energy to use to prevent scarring and they will typically space out treatments to give your skin plenty of time to heal. Following the proper aftercare instructions will also decrease the risk of scarring.

Myth #2: New Tattoos Cannot Be Removed

Some people believe that removal only works on old, faded tattoos, but the tattoo removal process works on fresh tattoos as well. Although older, faded tattoos may require fewer treatment sessions, new tattoos can still be removed – it may just take more time. If you are getting a new tattoo removed, just make sure it has healed and there are no scabs.

Myth #3: Removal Creams Work Better than Laser Removal

Although this would be convenient, it is certainly not the case. These creams may be able to fade your tattoo, but they cannot penetrate deep enough into your skin to remove it all the way. In fact, some chemicals in these creams can be abrasive and potentially damage your skin.

Myth #4: A Single Treatment Can Remove the Tattoo

If you ever hear a clinic make this claim, know that it is false. Laser treatments simply cannot remove a tattoo in a single treatment. Sure, some tattoos can be removed faster than others, depending on the size of the tattoo, the color of ink, and the amount of fading, but it always takes more than one treatment. Although the process may take awhile, the tattoo can be removed all the way.

Myth #5: Tattoo Removal is Dangerous

Some people do not trust the process of tattoo removal and believe the use of lasers will lead to cancer and other diseases. Fortunately, this is far from the truth. Laser removals are approved by FDA and tattoo removal professionals are licensed and trained. Overall, removing a tattoo is just as safe as getting one.

Contact Emerge Medical & Well Spa

If you are looking for tattoo removal in Tulsa, Oklahoma, look for further than Emerge Medical & Well Spa. Our experienced staff will work with you to effectively and safely remove your tattoo, leaving your skin looking fresh and clean. To schedule an appointment, contact us today.

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What to Expect from Tattoo Removal

Tattoo removal procedures and expectations

Getting a tattoo is a bigger decision than some people might realize. A tattoo is something that you’ll potentially carry with you for life, but some people will make the mistake of getting one on a whim only to regret it later. You might have heard of laser tattoo removal, you might even have already booked your session and are starting to feel nervous.

Laser tattoo removal can certainly sound intimidating, but knowing what to expect can do a lot to relieve potential anxiety. In the Emerge Medical & Well Spa blog, we like to educate our patients about some of our procedures work, to help you relax before you even arrive.

Does It Hurt?

Unfortunately, the answer to what is probably your first question is yes, getting a tattoo removed does hurt. However, it typically is much less painful than people undergoing treatment tend to expect. A lot of those who have undergone tattoo removal have compared the laser sensation as similar to having the tattoo applied. Depending on how you felt about getting your tattoo applied, you can set your expectations for its removal.

How Long Does It Take?

How long it takes for complete tattoo removal depends on a lot of different factors. The first – and most obvious – factor is how big and detailed your tattoo is. On average, most patients will need somewhere between five to eight sessions, although it has the potential to be more or less.

Another factor in the number and length of sessions is your own body. Your skin will need time to heal, and your immune system plays a part in getting rid of the ink too. While it’s hard to guarantee a specific time frame, discuss it with your laser treatment professional before you start.

Are There Side Effects?

Most patients will experience some side effects. The severity will depend on your own body, skin condition, and immune system. A lot of the side effects of laser tattoo removal are actually an important part of the healing process.

Swelling, blisters, scabs, bruises and general tenderness of the treatment area are among the normal side effects and are usually temporary. Scarring or permanent skin pigmentation issues are less common, severe side effects, but can be avoided by taking proper care of the area being treated.

Make Sure You Keep the Area Clean

Taking proper care of the treatment area is one of the major factors you need to be prepared for. Improper care is going to make scarring much more likely, so avoid picking scabs or popping any blisters in order to give them the chance to do their job. Keep the area clean, and let your clinic know if you experience anything outside of the normal side effects immediately.

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Contact Us About Tattoo Removal

If you’re looking for professional tattoo removal at a clinic where you know you can relax and trust that it’ll be done right, contact us about laser treatments today. Your comfort and relaxation is our priority, and we do everything we can to make sure you’re comfortable. Find out more about the other services we can offer on our website, and check back on our blog for more info soon.

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