Removing tattoos can be a complicated process, but using laser tattoo removal helps with those complications. Even so, what is the difference in removing cover-up tattoos versus regular ones? Cover-up tattoos are usually the solution to regular tattoos that we do not desire, but in some situations even these tattoos do not come out as we wish and we desire to remove them. Here at Beauty Fairy, we would like to talk about how removal for cover-up tattoos work.
The Removal Process
In a lot of cases, cover-up tattoos will take much longer to remove than the regular tattoo. Even so, they can be easily removed with the right technique and amount of sessions. The same rules apply to cover-up tattoos as they do for regular tattoos, so nothing different is happening in terms of skill or type of device.
The issue lies in how much pigment is present in the skin, and in most situations regarding cover-ups — there’s lots of it. Tattoos that are both darker and more colourful in nature will be more of a challenge to remove than your typical tattoo. While tattoos in only black are easy to get rid of, ones with multiple, deep-toned colours take a lot more effort. Even though these ones will be more time-consuming and costly overall, they can be removed all the same with patience.
Another challenge regarding the removal of tattoos will also lie within the natural shade of your skin as well as any preexisting conditions affecting the skin (such as eczema). This doesn’t mean that you are unable to get this procedure done, it just means professionals will need to take more precautions when doing the treatment in order to leave your skin with no visible side effects. When you are in doubt about whether or not you’re the right candidate for this procedure, be sure to consult with a dermatologist or laser technician beforehand.
Healing & Post-Treatment Care
Just like any procedure, your body will require time to heal. In general, the healing time for removal of cover-up tattoos does not differ from the removal of regular ones. Proper aftercare is vital in order to maintain a healthy body and immune system overall. After your procedure is completed, your technician should provide you with detailed instructions on how to properly take care of your skin post-tattoo removal. They will also likely provide you with an antibiotic topical ointment to help reduce the risk of infection. For at least a few weeks, some things you need to be aware of involving post-treatment care include:
- Avoiding sun exposure
- Never picking at any scabs
- Keeping the treated area dry & clean at all times
- Wearing sunscreen (both outside and inside)
- Avoiding tight clothing and choosing more loose, breathable fabrics instead
Let Our Beauty Experts Help
For years, our highly experienced team of beauty professionals have worked to help patients both look and feel their absolute best. When you desire a variety of different cosmetic services to boost your confidence and make you feel like your most beautiful self, we are here to help. To learn more about our laser tattoo removal in Richmond Hill and how we can help, be sure to call us at (647) 990-4679 today!