Tattoos are a means of self-expression that millions of people each year choose to obtain for many different reasons. However, many of them regret their decision and are often left with a permanent reminder of their mistake. It’s common to think that tattoos are forever, and once you get one, there’s no going back. Thankfully, Dr. Rose Wong and her team at Hush Beauty offer laser treatments for tattoo removal that can help people with unwanted tattoos reclaim their skin.
Laser Tattoo removal achieves results by breaking up the tattoo ink using a PicoSure handpiece that emits a specialized laser. The beam produces short light pulses of energy into the tattooed skin, breaking up the pigment molecules into pieces to be gradually removed by the body’s immune system.
Regarding actual treatment, most patients report feeling a stinging or quick pinch. A patient could feel a sensation of heat from the procedure. The area around the tattoo site can also become swollen and red following treatment, but this should subside after a couple of hours.
When it comes to pain, you can expect some discomfort. Dr. Wong will likely offer you a numbing agent. For longer removal sessions, the doctor might inject you with a shot of lidocaine to numb the treatment area.
It’s also possible to experience some bruising and blistering, although this resolves without medication. However, keeping the treated skin dry and clean after treatment is essential. Plus, follow all post-operative instructions given by Dr. Wong.
You should also be aware that not every location where laser tattoo removal is offered meets the same standards. Certain practitioners can be underqualified to provide safe and effective treatments. This is why it’s always essential to consult with the physician to ensure they are experienced and knowledgeable about this treatment’s ins and outs.
A lot of people are under the misconception that laser tattoo removal is a quick, simple, and easy solution to removing a bad tattoo. While the course of treatments can be efficient, they are not magic eraser. Laser tattoo removal is a process that can take time, depending on the tattoo, with treatments taking place every 6-12 weeks.
When it comes to the specific number of treatments, that depends on the location and size of the tattoo you are removing. Other factors include the ink’s colour and the tattoo’s depth. Most tattoos need about 6 to 8 treatments to be removed altogether.
There are minimal risks associated with laser tattoo removal, such as bleeding, scarring, infection, blistering, and skin discoloration. You must consult with Dr. Wong before treatment to ensure a complete understanding of the benefits and risks of this treatment.
Trust the well-being and look of your skin in the hands of Dr. Wong, one of the most experienced and skilled doctors practicing laser tattoo removal in the area. Call Hush Beauty at (604) 696-5244 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Wong today. We are located at 708 – 1155 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC.