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Realistic Expectations After Each Laser Tattoo Removal Appointment

Everyone wants to look at their skin after a laser tattoo removal appointment and not see their tattoo anymore. The reality is this isn’t possible, as removing an unwanted tattoo takes time and several appointments. It’s easy to get disappointment after each appointment if you don’t have the proper expectations, but when you understand the process and appreciate the progression made after each session, the results will come quicker than you may think. Here are the expectations you should have after each laser tattoo removal appointment.

Changes Likely Won’t Be Drastic After Each Appointment

The changes you see after each laser tattoo removal appointment will be immediate, but they won’t be drastic. The inconsistencies in the tattoo ink used can make the results vary for each client. However, you will very likely experience noticeable changes after each appointment and your tattoo will slowly start fading away over time. And the best tattoo removal professionals will take before and after tattoo removal photos to help you monitor your progress and see the results.

Treating Your Skin Immediately After An Appointment

Your tattoo removal professional will cover the treated area with an antibiotic ointment and gauze to help keep it clean. It’s recommended for clients to rest for at least 24 hours following their treatment to ensure the area is kept clean and is allowed time to heal. Staying out of the sun and keeping the area dry as much as possible are also recommended. Other treatment options may be recommended by your professional after the session, depending on your skin type, the size of the tattoo, the location and other factors.

Possible Side Effects To Monitor

Immediately after your laser tattoo removal treatment, your skin could have a frosted appearance that will subside in 20 minutes or so. Other likely side effects can include redness, mild swelling, blisters and itchiness. These are all normal and will usually subside on their own if you follow the post-treatment plan provided by your professional. Major side effects are highly unlikely, but it’s important to understand what you could experience so you know whether it’s normal or not.

At Skin Deep Laser Services, we use only the best technology and have the most experienced professionals to treat our clients in Washington DC, Alexandria, Fairfax and Arlington, VA. We use the Quanta Q Plus C laser for all of our tattoo removal treatments, as it is widely known as the best and most effective in the industry. We take great pride in the results for our clients, and it all starts with having the proper expectations. When you’re ready to get rid of your unwanted tattoo for good, give us a call and schedule a free consultation.

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