What to Expect During Tattoo Removal

What to Expect During Tattoo Removal

If you’re dealing with tattoo regret, it’s important to understand that there is a way out. Unwanted tattoos can be removed with laser tattoo removal. It’s not an easy process, but it is possible! It’s important to talk to our dermatologists at Penstein Dermatology in New York, NY, to learn more about tattoo removal and what you can expect during the removal process.

Removing Unwanted Tattoos

The idea of removing a tattoo can be scary, but it’s important to know that it’s an option you can consider. You should know what to expect before coming in and what the tattoo removal process with our dermatologist may be like. You should first consult your dermatologist for a consultation to make sure that you’re eligible and that you’re ready for what’s to come.

With tattoo removal, it’s often done with laser removal. This uses a laser to penetrate the skin and begin fading the ink. The skin is first prepared with a local anesthetic to numb the area slightly. Once the area is numbed, your dermatologist will start applying a powerful pulse of the laser to the area of the tattoo to shatter the ink.

This process will lead to blisters and it’s important to follow instructions to make sure that the area heals correctly and there are no complications. You’ll likely need multiple sessions and it will depend on the size and placement of the tattoo, as well as if there are any colors in the tattoo. Our dermatologist will determine how many sessions are needed and it may take multiple months to fully remove it.

Contact Your Dermatologist Today

Don’t be stuck with an unwanted tattoo. Contact your dermatologists at Penstein Dermatology in New York, NY, to learn more about tattoo removal. Call for more information and to schedule your consultation today at (212) 517-5171.

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