Tattoo Removal Tips

Tattoo Removal Tips | Refined Dermatology, Los Gatos + San Jose

Tattoo Removal Tips

Have you been avoiding going swimming or wearing your favorite summer outfits because your “oops-tattoo” shows? Refined Dermatology offers tattoo removal services, including a special July rate of buy six, get two free. However, every tattoo is different and the number of sessions needed will depend on the size of the tattoo and its colors. The latest laser technology can work wonders for removing or fading most tattoos, and is a much better approach than the old-fashioned modes of freezing, scraping, or peeling away tattoos. However, there are a few things to keep in mind if you’re considering tattoo removal.

First, not every tattoo will disappear entirely. Some are only able to be faded, but if this is the case you can still create a better foundation for a tattoo cover-up. Second, the older the tattoo is, the better. These tattoos are already faded, and less likely to be rich in color than newer tattoos. If you have a tat on your limb, the higher up it is, the better. Of course, who did the tattoo plays a big role as well—but not in the way you might think. If an amateur did your tattoo, it’s likely easier to remove. Pros know what they’re doing, and their ink tends to stick around.

Different lasers will be needed for different colors, too, so it’s a good thing Refined Dermatology keeps all the best lasers available. Dyes simply respond differently to various light wavelengths. The easiest colors to remove are black and dark greens, while light colors are tougher.

Even if you do have a great tattoo removal experience, bear in mind that your skin might change. The texture might be different after a complete removal because sometimes ink permanently changes it. In some cases, a “ghost” tattoo might remain, but you will likely be the only one to see it easily.

Schedule a Consultation with Refined Dermatology Today!

If you’re considering tattoo removal, call Refined Dermatology at (408) 688-2082 for a consultation and find out if you (and your tattoo) are a good candidate.



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