People often wonder, how painful is laser tattoo removal. Laser tattoo removal is an effective way to remove unwanted tattoos. The procedure breaks up and removes tattoo pigment beneath the skin with a specialized laser device. The pain associated with laser tattoo removal is uncomfortable, but not nearly as significant as getting the tattoo itself. It has been compared to the pain associated with sunburn or a rubber band flicking against your skin.
Below we will discuss your options for laser tattoo removal, what to expect, and how to manage the discomfort of laser tattoo removal.
How laser tattoo removal works
Laser tattoo removal uses pulses of high-intensity laser to penetrate the skin to break up the pigment into smaller particles. The smaller pigment particles are then absorbed by your body, causing the unwanted tattoo to disappear.
Unfortunately, you will need multiple laser tattoo removal procedures to completely remove tattoos. Treatments vary and some tattoos, like multi-color tattoos, require more work. You will also need time to heal between procedures, so do not expect immediate results when you begin your laser tattoo removal treatments in Daytona Beach.
Laser tattoo removal pain relief options
Always discuss pain relief options with your doctor before beginning any regimen. For laser tattoo removal, remedies like over-the-counter medications and home remedies such as ice packs and numbing creams will help ease your discomfort.
The best way to mitigate the pain associated with laser tattoo removal is to hire an experienced provider with state-of-the-art equipment to perform your procedure. At Divine Wellness Medspa, we use the enlighten® pico laser system by Cutera. Cutera is a revolutionary laser tattoo removal system that offers one of the biggest breakthroughs in tattoo removal in generations. The Cutera enlighten® system uses picosecond and nanosecond technology that can remove even deep ink from people of all skin tones. The ability to change between nanosecond and picosecond functionalities allows us to get the best results with multi-color tattoos.
Recovery time after laser tattoo removal procedures
Although you need time to heal between laser tattoo removal procedures, the recovery process is mild and there is no downtime associated with the treatment. After your removal session, it is common to experience some bleeding, swelling, redness, and blistering for a few days. A topical antibiotic and ice packs will help mitigate these symptoms.
Some areas of your body are more sensitive than others and may be susceptible to increased pain during the procedure. These areas may also require a longer recovery. You should avoid the sun after your procedure and apply sunscreen to the tattoo removal area before exposing it to sunlight.
After your laser tattoo removal procedure, you may see scabbing, peeling, and flaking for the next few weeks. Do not scrub the area and allow it to heal on its own before your next tattoo removal session.
Is laser tattoo removal expensive in Florida?
Laser tattoo removal in Florida generally costs between $75 to $500 per session, depending on the colors in the tattoo and the size. Because Divine Wellness Medspa uses advanced Cutera enlighten® technology, our laser tattoo removal takes half as many sessions as traditional laser removal requires. Here is a complete pricing list for Divine Wellness Medspa laser tattoo removal treatments.
Schedule your free consultation near Daytona Beach in Ormond, Florida by clicking the link or calling 386-299-3630 to find out how many laser tattoo removal sessions you will need and the total cost of your procedure and if you have any additional questions about tattoo removal.