Will my skin go back to normal after laser tattoo removal?
The most common question after a laser tattoo removal treatment is that if our skin will go back to normal after the treatment. The answer is yes. A laser tattoo removal session only takes around 30 to 60 minutes or less.
But the recovery period lasts for several weeks. After each session, your skin needs time to heal and carry away the tattoo ink particles.
will laser tattoo removal Leave a Scar?
Most customers’ skin will heal back to its normal state. By using advanced pico laser technology and highly skilled providers, you can rest assured that there will be no scarring caused by our laser. Typically, a professional operator will recommend scheduling a minimum of 6-8 weeks between the sessions to allow the skin enough time to heal. Stacking the treatments too close can cause damage and permanent side effects to the skin.
If you have scars from getting the tattoo in the first place, the pre-existing scars will likely still remain. During a consultation, our provider will examine the tattoo and let the patient know what to expect in terms of scarring from the initial tattoo appointment. If your tattoo is not raised, it is more likely that your skin will heal after your appointment.
How will my skin look after laser tattoo removal treatment?
How the skin kooks after one treatment
You will see redness, swelling, slight blistering, a little itching, and raised areas are extremely common and should be expected after treatment. The skin will feel tender and sensitive at first. It should take a maximum of two weeks for all of these responses to treatment to subside.
Fifteen minutes after removal, the area will be very red, swollen, and sometimes a little itchy. It will stay like that for a week or so. “I always tell clients when I treat them, don’t be alarmed at how red it gets; that’s normal,” says Cooper. “But by the day after treatment, it won’t be painful.” Even after the treatment, clients are usually feeling just fine. You can tell that they’ve undergone laser treatment, but it’s not going to hinder them from going about their daily lives.
You may also notice a “frosting” effect immediately after laser removal, which gives the tattooed skin a chalky appearance. This completely normal effect just signifies the release of carbon dioxide from the skin. This temporary reaction usually only lasts for a few minutes to half an hour after laser removal. If it takes longer than that, contact your removal specialist, but that’s very unlikely to happen.
During the first day of recovery, your body is still responding to the laser treatment, so the appearance of the area can change. For instance, you may notice swelling increasing. Again, these effects are normal, but you should still discuss any concerns with your laser technician so you’ll have peace of mind.
How does the skin look after 1 or 2 weeks?
After the laser has done its work, the body will continue to carry away and digest the ink throughout the first week. Your skin will begin to heal during this stage of tattoo removal. Still, it will likely continue to look red and swollen through much of the first week, which is normal. The body carries away a significant portion of the affected ink—the ink that the laser has broken down during that treatment session—during this time, even though you probably won’t immediately see a difference. In each week that follows (until about weeks six to eight), the body will continue to carry away some ink, but the amount will decrease incrementally each week until your next laser session.
How the skin will look after the healing process?
During this period, your body will continue digesting the ink while the skin also heals from the treatment. Skin fatigue is an issue that clients occasionally experience, meaning the skin is taking longer than six weeks to heal completely. The body’s ability to efficiently remove the ink also declines with skin fatigue. Skin fatigue can happen from not giving the skin adequate time to heal between sessions, or from using improper settings on the laser.
Removery’s technicians carefully assess how many weeks each client’s skin needs to recover from each treatment completely.
The health of your immune system plays a major role in how efficiently the body can digest and eliminate the ink particles that the laser breaks down. Thus, your overall health can affect the timeline of your recovery process.
Finally, your skin will look normal.
Does Skin Go Back to Normal After Laser Tattoo Removal?
Yes. Your skin should go back to normal following laser tattoo removal. We can remove most tattoos completely, and following aftercare instructions will help your skin heal and return to a healthy and ink-free state.
Most clients require 4 – 8 treatments to remove a tattoo, depending on your skin complexion and the size and coloring of the tattoo.
It’s important to note that any existing scarring caused when the tattoo was initially applied may become more noticeable as the tattoo ink is removed. The laser technology does not cause scarring, but it can reveal scars covered up by the tattoo ink.