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Understanding Laser Tattoo Removal

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Dream Tattoo Removal MD - Brookline, Canton, MA

Laser tattoo removal treatment is the most effective way of getting rid unwanted tattoos on your body. New developments are discovered each year to make the procedure more safe, efficient, and less painful. Before you begin laser tattoo removal, there are key points you should fully understand concerning the treatment.

  • Lasers are employed with different calibration strengths based on numerous factors. The practitioner will precisely target specific pigments ingrained within your skin. You must ensure that a certified laser technician is performing your treatment. Hyper-pigmentation and other adverse skin effects may occur when the procedure is not properly done.
  • Contrary to popular belief, tattoo inks are not embedded skin deep. Body ink resides in the skin's dermal layer, just beneath the skin's outermost layer. This explains why your tattoo stays intact despite occurrence of dry or flaky skin. The dermis is approximately .08mm to 4.5mm underneath the epidermis or outer layer which gives you an idea of how deep the laser is able to reach in this treatment.
  • The client's immune system plays a vital role in the effectiveness and speed of the treatment. This means when you are a cigarette smoker, you may notice that your result is slower than non-smoker or clients with more fortified immune system. Also, tattoos situated near the heart are likely to fade quicker than the ones on your lower extremities. Thus, it is important to boost your immune system to help speed up the process by exercise, eating healthy and sleeping well.

Laser tattoo removal should be pain-free. But those who are not fully-trained to perform the procedure can make a patient's experience terrifying. Always choose the most reputable tattoo removal specialist in your local area. For those of you in and around the Canton and Brookline areas, contact Dream Tattoo Removal MD today!

Factors Affecting Laser Tattoo Removal Success

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Dream Tattoo Removal MD - Tattoo Lightening, Brookline, Boston, Canton, MA

Do all tattoos all fade the same? It's a common question we encounter from our clients seeking laser tattoo removal treatment. We straightforwardly answer this question with the same answer every time, the answer is no, absolutely not! This is because tattoos are all unique works. There are many factors that determines how rapidly the tattoo ink will clear from your skin. Here are just some of the factors:

  • Location in the body - Tattoos located further down the extremities are a bit slower to fade. They may require more sessions to complete ink pigment removal. Tattoos that are located in the back and near the heart have more rapid healing rate because of good circulation.
  • Color - Black pigments are the easiest to fade because the laser can target it precisely. While colors like red, blue and green are more difficult to treat. The rule of thumb is the greater the contrast between the tattoo color pigment and the skin, the better the result.
  • Size - Obviously, larger tattoos will require more treatment sessions especially those with multiple colors because these pigments are harder to break down.
  • Age of the Tattoo - Older tattoos are quicker to fade than new ones because the body has absorbed some of the ink pigments overtime, making it easier to clear.
  • Amount and Depth of Ink - Large amount of ink deposits that sits deeper under the skin may be harder to remove and requires more treatment sessions.
  • Client's Immune System - After the inks are fragmented by the laser, the immune system does the finally job in clearing the smaller ink particles. If you have a poor immune system, you tend to experience slower fading progress.

Your certified laser technician and aesthetician will first assess your tattoo and your skin condition prior to providing the number of recommended laser treatment sessions. If you are interested of having your unwanted tattoo cleared up through laser treatment, contact Dream Tattoo Removal MD. We are happy to answer your inquiries and concerns.

Why Avoid Sun After Laser Tattoo Removal

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, July 09, 2019
Dream Tattoo Removal MD, Canton, Brookline, MA

A patient undergoing laser tattoo removal must take proper sun precaution in order for the affected are to optimally heal. Certified laser technicians will consult clients to not subject the treated area to direct sunlight for at least four weeks prior to taking treatments. It is unsafe to treat sun burned skin. After the procedure patients must continue to protect the treated area from sunlight so that the skin's natural pigment won't be damaged. You will do this until the area is fully treated and healed. Using a sunblock with a high SPF will help when the treated area is impossible to mask from the sun.

So if you are thinking of getting a laser tattoo removal treatment, it’s important to choose the right treatment provider. At Dream Tattoo Removal MD, we prioritize patient education. We consult patients on all steps that will speed recovery. To learn more about laser tattoo Removal, contact Dream Tattoo Removal MD.

Tips For Fast Recovery After Laser Tattoo Removal Treatment

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Dream Tattoo Removal MD - Brookline, Canton, MA

After getting a laser tattoo removal treatment, you may see some marks and minimal discomfort in the areas where the laser is applied. For fast recovery of the affected body part, here are some tips to speed recovery:

  • Keep the area clean and dry to avoid infection. Change dressing daily.
  • Aquaphor and Neosporin can be applied in the site to provide just enough moisture to the skin while it provides extra protection from infection.
  • Apply cold compress to site to reduce swelling and redness.
  • Boost your immune system to help speed up the tattoo removal process. Eat nutritious food particularly high in Vitamin C and do regular exercise.
  • Avoid scratching for this can cause scarring.
  • As much as possible, avoid stress. The success of laser tattoo removal procedure greatly relies on the patient's immune system. After the laser disintegrates large pigments of tattoo ink, the immune system flushes the smaller particles out of the body since they consider them as foreign matter. Stress can weaken your immune system and there's a great possibility that the tattoo won't totally fade out when the body defenses are weak.

To learn more about laser tattoo removal process, contact Dream Tattoo Removal MD.

Non-Laser Tattoo Removal Treatments to Avoid

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Dream Tattoo Removal MD - Laser Tattoo Removal - Canton, Brookline, MA

Laser tattoo removal is currently the most effective and safest way to eliminate tattoos. However, due to its cost and some wrong notion about the procedure, many are having doubts about the treatment. Instead they go for other methods which can be unsafe and even cause greater damage to your skin.

Here are list of methods that should be avoided:

Topical Cream

Unknown creams and lotions which claim effective in removing tattoos may actually have dangerous properties that can irritate or burn your skin. You might end up getting a scar from it.

Acids / Cryotherapy

Some people believe that the way to remove tattoo inks is by killing layers of skin. Acids and cryotherapy are commonly used to destroy skin layers. These are dangerous methods as it often results in scarring, infection, or even more severe problems. Not only they are dangerous, they are very painful as well.

Dermabrasion / Surgical Excision

Dermabrasion is a process of rubbing the skin using a wire brush or sand paper to scrape out the tattoo off your skin. This is rather painful process and scarring is very likely to happen. Surgical excision on the other hand, is done by cutting out the tattooed skin and stitch it thereafter. The body cannot naturally heal the open wound and this will always result an unpleasant scarring.

Laser Tattoo Removal Treatment is still by far the safest and painless invasive method to get rid of tattoos. It can clear out various tattoo inks without compromising the integrity of the rest of your skin. Your tattoos are completely removed without any signs of scarring or marks.

For more information about laser tattoo removal, contact Dream Tattoo Removal MD.

Tattoo Lightening Clears Space For New Work

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, May 23, 2019
Dream Tattoo Removal MD - Tattoo Lightening, Brookline, Boston, Canton, MA

There are people who are not interested in total tattoo removal but rather to work with existing ink. They seek new art within currently tattoo occupied space but find that fully removing the current tattoo is impractical for time and/or cost purposes. So for those who are seeking solution for this situation, Tattoo Lightening might be the best option for you.

How Tattoo Lightening Treatment work similarly to the complete tattoo removal process. The difference is the client just needs fewer sessions to achieve the amount of fade required. By lightening the tattoo, the tattoo artist can then work with a much cleaner canvass. This offers a more affordable and sensible solution for many seeking to update their body art.

If you would like to know more about tattoo lightening or complete tattoo removal, contact Dream Tattoo Removal MD. Our staff are friendly and welcoming they can help you figure out the best tattoo removal solution for your unique case.

Affordable and Proven Laser Tattoo Removal Services

Joseph Coupal - Monday, May 13, 2019
Dream Tattoo Removal MD - Large Flower Tattoo at the Back Removed

Among the tattoo removal options laser tattoo removal is by far the top preferred choice. Laser tattoo removal’s price often scares people away to lesser compromised solutions. But rest assured, at Dream Tattoo Removal MD, you can have your unwanted tattoo cleared off even if you are in a tight budget.

With varieties of tattoo removal treatment packages, our clients can select what perfectly fits their budget. The packages are presented showing the size of the tattoo, the price per session and the discounted price when they pay for 5 sessions. We also offer the nanosecond pulse technology although performs slower than pico technology but still offers excellent results but at a lower price. It gives off multiple wavelengths to fade away a broad spectrum of tattoo colors.

To make the treatment affordable for everyone who visits our clinic, we also offer financing options. Approval is easy and as fast as 2 minutes. For more information about this financing options for our laser tattoo removal services, contact Dream Tattoo Removal MD.

Tips to Speed Tattoo Removal

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Dream Tattoo Removal MD - Boston, Canton, Brookline, MA

Laser tattoo removal is currently the fastest treatment to clear out old tattoos. The span of the treatment varies from person to person. This is because the patient's immune system plays a vital role in flushing disintegrated pigments out of the body. With that said, you can do things to speed up the removal process.

Simple lifestyle modifications can expedite the course of treatment. Boosting your immune system is a way of aiding the body to be efficient in fading unwanted tattoo ink. The following tips will help to eradicate unwanted ink in the shortest possible time.

Avoid Sun Exposure - It's unsafe to treat sun-burned skin. Make sure to use sunscreen, bandages, or clothing to cover the treated area.

Quit Smoking - Regular smoking can reduce the effectiveness of the laser tattoo removal treatment. This is because your immune system is now doing two tasks at the same time. Removing smoke toxins and clearing off your tattoo. If it’s impossible to abruptly stop smoking, you should at least minimize your smoking.

Exercise - Working out will increase blood flow to the treated area. This will promote healing as well aid in breaking down ink particles in your skin.

Keep Hydrated - Keeping well hydrated makes it easier for the body to flush out toxins and tattoo inks out from the body.

Dream Tattoo Removal MD's Cutera Enlighten Laser plus embracing healthy lifestyle will make your tattoo removal treatment shorter. Contact us to learn more laser tattoo removal treatment care tips.

Post-Laser Tattoo Removal Expectations

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Dream Tattoo Removal MD - Brookline, Canton, MA

It's important for anyone seeking tattoo removal services to know what to expect after laser tattoo removal treatments. They must be informed prior to the procedure because there really is much to consider about the post-removal state.

Immediate Post-Treatment

Right after the laser treatment, you will immediately notice a white frosting on the exact spot where the laser has made direct contact with the ink. You can observe a significant frosting on blank inks than other colored tinge. Since the skin is slightly irritated during the procedure, swelling in the area is expected even if the frosting is minimal.

A Number of Sessions Might Be Required

The number of sessions differs from person to person. In fact, the ability of the person to clear his/her tattoo greatly depends on his immune system. The variables that should be considered is not limited to amount, type of ink and the site of the tattoo but also his current health and medical history.

Pain

Unlike any other tattoo removal options, Dream Tattoo Removal MD's Cutera Enlighten Laser offers painless treatment. If there's any discomfort its really quite minimal. This is because there is very little heat that is produced by the laser. It is its speed that's making it effective in clearing the stain. Due to this fact, only very minor tissue damage occurs.

Blisters

Blisters are rare but on some cases where it occurs, this only indicates that the body is sending the lymphatic fluids to the affected site. Also blisters are more prevalent on colored tattoos as they tend to induce allergic reactions more than black inks when treated. If blisters occur, keep area sterile and avoid popping it for it is prone to infection.

Bleeding

Bleeding is rare as well since laser tattoo removal system can send more energy into the tattoo with less trauma. On rare cases where bleeding occurs, this is due to clinician using intensive settings on stubborn inks.

Scarring

Scarring is due to tissue traumatized due to aggressive treatment. The healing process is inconsistent and the tissue tends to form a hardened collagen on the surface of the skin. Since skin produces very little or next to no heat so the chance of scarring is very low.

For more elaborate details about the laser tattoo removal treatment in Brookline, Canton, MA, contact Dream Tattoo Removal MD.

How Long is Laser Tattoo Removal Treatment

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Dream Tattoo Removal MD - Tattoo Lightening, Brookline, Boston, Canton, MA

“How long will it take to get this tattoo removed”? It’s our most frequently asked question.

The length of time of the laser tattoo removal process varies. It relies greatly on the body’s ability to respond to the laser and eradicate tattoo ink from the skin. So how fast the result is different from patient to patient.

Dream Tattoo Removal MD recommends six weeks minimum between laser sessions for lighter skin tone and eight weeks for darker complexions. This will allow enough time for the immune system to flush out the ink. Treatment intervals are important to prevent adverse effects. Although, practitioners cannot accurately give the precise number of sessions to totally clear up the tattoo markings. They can however, assess how easy the markings can be removed. They have a tool that could help them estimate the number of sessions you need. The scale accounts for factor that can affect the rate of removal such as skin type, tattoo layering, ink colors, and amount of ink.

There are lot of factors that affects the speed of tattoo removal. Patients who have a strong immune system likely gets faster result than those with health issues. Thus, it is important to include exercise, stay hydrated, and actively massage the site as part of your post-treatment actions.

For more information about laser tattoo removal treatment, contact Dream Tattoo Removal MD.