Your facial tattoo tells a story. It may have been the result of a long night of partying, a special time in your life or even an important design to you. However, there comes a time where the constant reminder needs to be removed for one reason or another. The good news is facial tattoos can be removed just like any other tattoo. If you’ve decided your laser tattoos on your face must be removed, here are a few things you need to know before you go.
1. There Will Be Side Effects
Any time you have laser tattoo removal, you’re going to experience some side effects. These are typically in the form of redness, swelling and blisters. While they usually go away within a couple weeks, there are some other long-term side effects to be aware of. The texture of your skin can change, especially since facial skin is more tender than other areas. You may also experience a darkening or lightening of the skin, which can take up to a year or so to get back to normal.
2. You May Need Multiple Treatments
Getting your tattoo may have been quick and easy, but laser tattoo removal is a little more complicated. The removal process does some damage to your skin, and the entire removal can’t all be accomplished at once. You’ll have to schedule multiple treatments spread out over the course of several weeks or months, depending on the size of the tattoo. However, when you’re dealing with facial skin, you can never be too cautious.
3. Use a Professional
A professional should be the only person to remove facials tattoos, no matter if you had a professional or an amateur put on the tattoo in the first place. Getting your skin back to normal takes time, precision and expertise. Don’t just trust anyone when it comes to removing your facial tattoo.
4. Have Realistic Expectations
Whether you’re thinking about how your skin will look in a couple years, the actual tattoo removal cost or the pain you’ll endure, it’s important to have realistic expectations. Every situation is different, so if you have a friend who has perfect facial skin after their tattoo removal, it doesn’t mean yours will be exactly the same. It’s possible for it to happen, but there really is no guarantee.
We know unsightly facial tattoos can play a big role in your quality of life. No matter your reason for wanting your facial tattoo removed, get in touch with us and we will let you know our full procedures and how we can help get your skin back to normal as much as possible.