How can anyone be happy with permanently branding their body? For some it is a great feeling to have a piece of art on their skin, but how who’s to say that they will be happy with their tattoo in the next 10 years? It may have been an exciting choice to make at that time in your life, but we want to remind you that you do not have to live with your tattoo if you are unhappy with it.
Tattoo removal in San Francisco is a quick and nearly pain-free procedure that allows you to have clear skin in time for summer. Many people are unsure about what they can expect from tattoo removal, so we will share a few things to help you put your mind at ease with the procedure.
Why Consider Laser Tattoo Removal?
We know that living with a regretful decision of getting a tattoo can be due to a variety of reasons. You may have chosen a new career path that does not allow you to venture in the professional world if you have a visible tattoo. There may be a tattoo that reminds you of a certain time of your life that you would love to forget. You might even be upset with the result of the artist’s work, and instead of covering it up with another tattoo you chose to have it removed. Whatever your reason, we can help you replenish your skin with our laser tattoo removal system.
Things to Expect from Tattoo Removal
According to a Harris Interactive survey, one in five Americans has at least one tattoo. Also, as many as 28 percent American adolescents regret their tattoo choice within a year. Fortunately, they no longer have to live with their mistake forever.
Laser tattoo removal will cause little pain, but it is nothing more than what was experienced when you first got the tattoo. The laser light sends pulses into the skin’s surface, breaking up tattoo pigments in small fragments at a time. It feels similar to the snapping of a rubber band against the skin, but it is normal to feel sharpness during the procedure.
Black ink on pale skin is the easiest to remove over other skin types. However, people with dark skin are still able to undergo tattoo removal. Older tattoos are also simpler to remove, but as long as the tattoo is placed in an area where there is more body fat, such as the legs, chest, arms or torso it will not be too difficult to remove.
After treatment there are various effects felt in some patients more than others. Laser tattoo removal will leave the treated area with mild skin irritation and tenderness, but will heal over time. If discomfort is experienced, your surgeon can provide effective recovery methods to relieve pain and reduce swelling.
If you are tired of hiding your tattoo with clothing all year round and you keep making excuses to skip out on the beach, then you should schedule a consultation with Dr. Shahin Javaheri and learn what about his tattoo removal process.