Aesthetic treatments have come a long way in recent years, making more possible than ever before. One of these such treatments is tattoo removal which has significantly progressed so that you are now able to have confidence that you will be able to completely remove an unwanted tattoo from your skin.
While the technology has progressed, general knowledge about the procedure can still be a little outdated, so you may have heard a few of the following tattoo removal myths which you will now be able to recognise as purely fictional.
Myth #1 – Laser Tattoo Removal Damages and Scars the Skin
This should certainly not be the case if the process is carried out by a trained professional. If there is no scarring already present and you follow the aftercare instructions, there should be no scarring whatsoever.
Myth #2 – Any Redness or Blistering After Treatment is a Bad Sign
This is not true, in fact, this can be a sign that your immune system is doing its job effectively. Laser tattoo removal relies on the immune system to do half of the work as it flushes the ink away which the laser has broken down into smaller pieces. This means that you may see a number of side effects after treatment, which are completely normal and are just a sign that your immune system is hard at work. These can include:
If you’re concerned about your side effects, don’t hesitate to contact your practitioner.
Myth #3 – Tattoo Removal Creams Work Just as Well
Unfortunately, this is not the case. There are many tattoo removal creams on the market which may seem like a cheap way to remove your tattoo, but they are incredibly unlikely to deliver the results you are looking for. Many of these creams will provide a bleaching effect, but in most cases, they are simply bleaching your skin rather than removing your tattoo, which can look as though the tattoo is fading.
They are often packed full of harsh chemicals which can do some real damage to your skin. On top of any nasty side effects, you’re likely to have wasted your money on a product that doesn’t do the job.
Myth #4 – Black Ink is Harder to Remove than Coloured Ink
Surprisingly, the opposite is actually true. Black ink is most easily broken down by laser treatments, while the coloured ink can be a little tougher to remove. This doesn’t, however, mean that it is impossible to remove coloured tattoos, but you may have to undergo more sessions to completely eliminate a coloured piece.
Myth #5 – There’s Nothing I Can do to Help the Tattoo Removal Process
There are actually ways in which you can help your body during the tattoo removal process. As the procedure relies on your immune system to flush out the broken down ink particles, anything that boosts your immune system will be particularly helpful. This could include:
- Drinking plenty of water
- Getting enough sleep
- Avoiding smoking
- Eating foods that are high in vitamin E
At Jeunesse Beauty, we are experts in tattoo removal so you can be confident that your procedure will be in good hands. You can book an appointment online or by phone to begin the tattoo removal process with us.