Removing that unwanted tattoo doesn’t have to be a long, painful ordeal. In fact, many patients have found that Southeastern Dermatology tattoo removal process with PicoSure can banish most tattoos in just a handful of sessions. Make the most of each treatment by following these five tips to speed up the tattoo removal process.
1. Take Your Time
When you’re in a hurry to abandon an unwanted tattoo, it’s important to take your time between laser tattoo removal sessions. Many doctors have found that patients who wait the recommended eight weeks between tattoo removal treatments can actually require fewer sessions and enjoy clearer results with less scarring than those who rush the process. Take your time, let your skin heal, and watch your ink almost magically fade away.
2. Wear Sunscreen
Not only is it just a good practice, but slathering on the SPF and avoiding the sun can help speed up tattoo removal. Specifically, keeping the area around the tattoo as pale as possible will help the laser seek and destroy the ink in your tattoo, sending concentrated wavelengths of light to the tattoo and not the surrounding skin. The greater the contrast that exists between your skin and the unwanted tat, the more Dr. Doppelt and his staff can increase the intensity of the PicoSure laser light without worrying about potential side effects. If you’re looking to eliminate unsightly ink quickly, staying out of the sun and applying sunscreen can help hurry the process.
3. Sweat It Out
Southeastern Dermatology uses the latest tattoo removal technology to give patients an almost-painless solution. The PicoSure laser process delivers quick pulses of energy to shatter the tattoo ink in the skin. The bulk of the removal process happens after you leave the office, though, as the destroyed ink is then flushed out through the lymphatic system. One way to increase the efficiency of the tattoo removal process is to increase circulation, as this can ensure ink is eliminated quickly. Exercise can boost circulation (and your mood), so it’s an important step in the tattoo removal routine.
4. Quit Smoking
There’s never been a better time to quit. If reading about the dangers of cigarette smoking doesn’t scare you, this might urge you to drop the habit today: Smoking can slow tattoo removal time by constricting blood vessels and preventing ink particles from moving through your body and deterring removal and healing.
5. Follow Doctor’s Orders
When you got your tattoo, the ink slinger likely gave you a list of aftercare instructions. Your doctor will do the same thing after each removal session. From applying antiseptic or anesthetics ointments to keeping the area moisturized and clean, Dr. Doppelt and his staff will give you instructions to follow to keep your skin healthy from start to finish. Following these guidelines will keep the tattoo removal process moving quickly and prevent damage.
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