Typical Side Effects in Laser Tattoo Removal

So you may be wondering what are the typical side effects of Laser Tattoo Removal?
1. Redness: the body’s immune response involves blood and its components arriving at the site of a stimulus
2. Tenderness
3. Swelling
4. Bruising
5. Blistering: likely the most significant side effects; blisters can be raised and cover up to the entire area of the tattoo; part of the normal healing process. These blisters are only an expansion of the very outermost layer of skin and will not lead to scarring. They can be filled with fluid that can take the color of the ink being removed. Helpful to the healing and tattoo removal process.
6. Scabbing: can occur is there is any pinpoint bleeding or blistering encounterd. These scabs should be kept on the skin for as long as possible because they will draw out ink from the tattoo.
7. Hypopigmentation: loss of color in skin because of destruction of melanin; usually a temporary condition that resolves itself within weeks or months as melanin is reproduced and skin color returns; more common in darker skin clients.
8. Hyperpigmentation: over-production of melanin as system over-responds to the absorption of energy by melanin; rare but possible in Skin Type IV and V.

My experience in performing Laser Hair Removal in MA has been that most of theses side effects are transient and the tattoo removal area returns back to normal withing the 6-8 weeks between treatments.

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