A tattoo is an excellent way to express yourself. Tattoos can be a way to express your affinity for a loved one or a hobby. They can be a reminder of a hard time you overcame. Or a tattoo of the lyrics to a song can serve as inspiration. But for many people, tattoos can be a regrettable thing. Perhaps, you got one to show your love for someone or something, but that love died down. Or maybe those song lyrics don’t hit you as hard emotionally as they once did. You’re ready to start fresh and with a clean slate, ridding your skin of that no longer desirable ink. Thankfully, you can successfully and safely by undergoing laser tattoo removal.

Laser tattoo removal is an effective way to remove unwanted ink from your skin without harming surrounding tissues. If you are a resident of Monterey, CA, or surrounding communities and are ready to put an end to your tattoo, please contact Peninsula Glow Medical Spa. You can schedule a consultation by contacting us at 831-233-3143 or visiting our contact page.

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What Is Laser Tattoo Removal?

Laser tattoo removal involves using a combination of powerful laser technology and your body’s natural healing capabilities to remove unwanted ink. The treatment works by introducing a concentrated energy beam to the treatment site to shatter unwanted color pigments. These shattered-colored pigments are gradually absorbed by the skin, revealing a clearer complexion. After several laser tattoo removal treatments, the unwanted pigments will become smaller and smaller until they are completely gone. 

At Peninsula Glow Medical Spa, we utilize the RevLite SI laser when performing tattoo removal. The laser features two wavelengths, 1064nm and 532nm, which allow for the precise removal of unwanted colored pigments. RevLite SI is a unique laser because it can effectively treat the full spectrum of ink colors and can be successfully performed on all skin types. 

Who Is the Ideal Laser Tattoo Removal Candidate?

There are several reasons why you may be considering laser tattoo removal. But for some, the decision can be just as difficult as getting a tattoo in the first place. A tattoo is a sentimental thing, so there’s no reason for you not to consider ridding it from your body a difficult decision. However, some questions you can ask yourself that may make the decision a bit easier, such as:

Is your tattoo a source of embarrassment?
Is your tattoo viewed as unprofessional?
Is your tattoo a reminder of mental hardships, such as a toxic relationship?
Is your lifestyle no longer representative of someone who has a particular tattoo?
Is your tattoo keeping you from confidently wearing certain clothing?
Is your tattoo no longer appealing because you have aged?

If you have answered yes to any of these, laser tattoo removal may be an excellent treatment. However, because we know the difficulty of coming to a final decision, you can come in for a laser tattoo removal consultation, and we can help you weigh the pros and cons of keeping your tattoo. Your health will be reviewed during your initial consultation, and the laser tattoo removal process will be thoroughly reviewed. 

The Laser Tattoo Removal Treatment

During your laser tattoo removal treatment, a topical anesthetic may be applied to mitigate any discomfort. Laser tattoo removal is a generally tolerable treatment. The sensation it produces is much like the sensations felt when receiving a tattoo. But the topical numbing agent will significantly reduce any pain experienced. When the treatment site is numb and prepped, your provider will apply the handheld RevLite SI laser device to emit the energy. Each pulse of energy will gradually shatter the unwanted colored ink. The device’s energy will be applied evenly to ensure consistent results. Typically, a laser tattoo removal session lasts for 15 minutes, depending on the size of the tattoo that is being treated. 

At Peninsula Glow Medical Spa, we utilize the RevLite SI laser when performing tattoo removal. The laser features two wavelengths, 1064nm and 532nm, which allow for the precise removal of unwanted colored pigments. RevLite SI is a unique laser because it can effectively treat the full spectrum of ink colors and can be successfully performed on all skin types. 

Laser Tattoo Removal Recovery and Results

Immediately after your treatment, your treatment site will appear red or be swollen. These are normal side effects and typically subside after one day. There may also be blistering and scabbing, which will go away after several days usually. If scabbing or blistering occurs, you should not touch it because it can inhibit the natural healing process. Your provider will apply a healing ointment and bandage your treatment site after the treatment session to help the healing process. The healing ointment should be used for several days after your treatment to speed up your recovery. You will be encouraged to avoid natural sunlight as your skin will be sensitive, and it can potentially affect your results. Gradually, the shattered ink pigments will fade into your skin.

Your tattoo will appear slightly faded after your initial laser tattoo removal session, but multiple treatments will be required to attain complete removal. The number of sessions a patient needs varies from patient to patient. How many sessions you need will depend on the type, amount and color of ink and the depth of the ink in your skin. Your provider will discuss the projected number of sessions you will need during an initial consultation. When you have undergone enough treatment sessions, your skin will finally be free of that undesirable tattoo.

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Over Your Tattoo? Have It Removed With Laser Tattoo Removal at Peninsula Glow Medical Spa of Monterey, CA

Tattoos are a wonderful form of self-expression. But, for some, they can eventually become a source of embarrassment or be a reminder of a past that you are ready to get over. Thankfully, it is entirely possible to rid your body of unwanted ink by undergoing laser tattoo removal, a treatment that can effectively remove the ink without harming surrounding skin tissues. 

At Peninsula Glow Medical Spa, we utilize the advanced RevLite SI laser to perform the treatment. Your treatment will be tailored to your unique needs. If you are a resident of the Monterey, CA, region, please contact us at 831-233-3143 or by visiting our contact page to schedule a laser tattoo removal consultation. 

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