Regretting Your Last Tattoo? Laser Tattoo Removal Can Help

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Tattoos can be a beautiful form of self-expression or pay tribute to a loved one or even a favorite character. In some cases, however, people have a change of heart about their tattoos and may even regret having gotten them in the first place. Other times, tattoos simply become dull, faded, or damaged with age and sun exposure. Whatever the reason for wanting your tattoo removed, our team can help. At Limitless Me Wellness in Jacksonville, FL, double board-certified physician Dr. Kia Mitchell performs laser tattoo removal using the powerful Harmony XL PRO® laser. Before making the decision to have your tattoo removed, review the information below to learn more about what you can expect during laser tattoo removal and what results may be possible for you.

Nothing’s forever – except maybe a tattoo

Despite knowing that tattoos are “forever,” countless people each year make a hurried or even spur-of-the-moment decision to get a tattoo that they will regret. For other people, the meaning of a tattoo becomes irrelevant or a painful reminder of a relationship gone wrong. While tattoo cover-ups are sometimes possible, you may prefer to simply do away with the tattoo altogether and avoid having an even larger and likely darker tattoo on your body. Makeup is also an option, but it can be exceedingly difficult and tedious to conceal a tattoo with topical products alone. For patients seeking a more long-term solution for getting rid of an unwanted tattoo, laser tattoo removal may be an appropriate choice.

How long does it take to get rid of a tattoo with laser tattoo removal?

Most patients will need a series of several laser tattoo treatment sessions to reach their desired level of removal. It is important to note that it may not be possible to remove all traces of a tattoo, with older, darker, larger, and more intricate tattoos sometimes posing challenges for complete removal. Still, repeat treatment sessions can help to lighten the tattoo each time, with many patients achieving a remarkably clear result. Depending on the characteristics of your tattoo, it may take several weeks or a full year to remove it. During your initial consultation, Dr. Mitchell will evaluate your tattoo and suggest a treatment schedule that will fit your needs.

Does laser tattoo removal hurt?

Patients typically report some level of discomfort with laser tattoo removal. Our team is committed to making your experience as comfortable as possible, however. If needed, a topical numbing cream may be applied to the skin’s surface prior to treatment. Additionally, the Harmony XL PRO laser features a built-in cooling system to minimize pain with treatment.

What should I do after laser tattoo removal?

To maximize your chances for quick healing and a desirable result, use the following laser tattoo removal aftercare tips:

  • Avoid sun exposure
  • Wear sunscreen
  • Keep the skin moisturized
  • Do not use harsh exfoliants or skin care products
  • Restrict strenuous exercise for 24 hours
  • Do not overheat the body
  • Do not use hot tubs or saunas
  • Do not pick at the skin, as it heals

Despite the multiple sessions and healing phases involved in laser tattoo removal, the majority of patients agree that the results are well worth the wait – giving them an opportunity for a fresh start once again.

Think you’re stuck with a bad tattoo forever? Not with laser tattoo removal in Jacksonville, FL

Life happens in phases, and what you once thought was important enough to honor with a tattoo may no longer be. If you’re ready for a blank slate, call Limitless Me Wellness in Jacksonville, FL to schedule your consultation for laser tattoo removal with double board-certified medical physician and aesthetic expert Dr. Kia Mitchell today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.