4 Common Myths About Laser Tattoo Removal

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Many people who want to get rid of a tattoo that they no longer like consider laser tattoo removal. Laser tattoo removal is very popular because it leaves no scarring and has minimal recovery time. While many of our patients at Perfect Skin Center are aware of these benefits, others still believe in inaccurate myths about laser tattoo removal. We have debunked some of these myths below.

Tattoo Removal is Invasive and Extremely Uncomfortable

Our laser tattoo removal specialists remove unwanted tattoos using controlled laser heat pulses, which break down the ink in your skin. You should only feel minimal discomfort when the laser device is passed over your skin. During your treatment, our laser tattoo specialist may use a numbing cream to help reduce any discomfort you may feel.

It Requires Extensive Downtime

After undergoing a treatment, your skin will require some time to heal. However, most patients with small tattoos return to their normal daily activities immediately following their treatment. If you want to speed up recovery, it is best to avoid strenuous physical activities and exposing the treated areas to the sun.

Scarring is Left Behind

Some people believe that laser tattoo removal may cause scars. Contrary to this belief, there is no scarring left behind, unlike surgical methods of tattoo removal. However, our tattoo removal expert needs to use lasers that are suited for your skin and make sure the correct amount of heat pulses are released to the treatment area.

It Takes a Long Time

In the past, treatments took up quite a bit of time. Nowadays, laser tattoo removal treatments usually take just minutes to complete, depending on the size of the treatment area, the type of laser device used, an individual’s experience and the number of treatment sessions required.

Schedule Your Treatment Today

If you want to start your tattoo removal journey sooner rather than later, you owe it to yourself to speak with the experts at Perfect Skin Center during an initial consultation. We provide our services in a sterilized, safe and inviting environment, and we have two locations in Scottsdale and Tempe. Contact us today to book an appointment and get all the facts about laser tattoo removal!


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