About Laser Tattoo Removal
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR PICO TATTOO REMOVAL?
The best candidates for Pico laser tattoo removal are healthy individuals who want to get a tattoo removed. If the tattoo has been created recently, the skin must be fully healed before removal can take place. Most people need 8 to 16 weeks to completely heal their skin after a tattoo, but the process is different for everyone.
Brand new tattoos are more difficult to remove, since these have not yet faded due to sun exposure and the aging process. Candidates with freshly healed tattoos may need more sessions of laser tattoo removal.
Pico laser tattoo removal can completely remove a tattoo, but it cannot return the skin to its pre-tattoo condition. The best candidates for this laser treatment are people with realistic expectations.
YOUR PICO TATTOO REMOVAL CONSULTATION
A laser tattoo removal consultation will involve an assessment of your tattoo, including factors like location, color, size, and age. Your medical history will also be discussed.
China Battista, NP, will give you an overview of the treatment plan and will tell you how many treatment sessions will be necessary for optimal results. She will also give you instructions for aftercare during the consultation.
PICO LASER TATTOO REMOVAL AFTERCARE
After a Pico laser tattoo removal session, you may be asked to cover the treated area with a healing ointment during the first three days. China Battista, NP, will recommend the proper ointment for excellent results. Do not use any other skincare products or makeup on the treated area.
Keep the treated skin clean and dry. You may be asked to apply Vaseline or hydrocortisone cream to help your skin stay moisturized and speed up the healing process.
Since laser tattoo removal makes the skin more sensitive for a time, you will need to avoid direct sun exposure to prevent skin damage. Apply sunblock with at least SPF 30 to keep the skin healthy during recovery.