If you have some ink that you no longer want or like, we have good news. Today’s treatments can completely remove a tattoo and give you back the skin that you thought you might have lost forever. Not only do they tend to be more effective, but many of them are less invasive and painful than tattoo removal treatments in the past. If you’re ready to reclaim your skin, our team at Still Waters Day & Medical Spa in Pensacola, Florida, can help.
Does Tattoo Removal Completely Remove a Tattoo?
Although it might take a few sessions depending on your tattoo age, size, and coloration, most tattoo removal treatments can take away most, if not all, of your desired ink. Since everyone is different, please talk to us for a specific consultation, and we will let you know what we think could work best for your specific situation.
Factors That Contribute to Tattoo Removal Success
There are several factors to keep in mind when determining how quickly or effectively your tattoo should be able to be removed. Although these factors can be hurdles in many cases, they are not usually barriers, especially for today’s technology.
Multicolored tattoos can be more difficult to remove since every color sits in different parts of your dermis. As a result, technicians need to be much more precise in eradicating the ink from your skin. Fortunately, our technicians have the tools and ability to home in on where the coloration is and remove the pigment effectively. Tattoos that are just one color are far easier to remove, and black tattoos tend to be the easiest in general.
When you get that full sleeve tattoo, your body’s circulation is affected and less prevalent near the top of your skin. For this reason, larger tattoos are often more difficult to fully remove, although it can certainly be done. Expect to have more sessions if you want to remove a larger tattoo, especially one that is a full sleeve or composed of many parts.
Tattoos tend to fade with age because our bodies break down the ink naturally, so older tattoos are easier to remove than newer ones. This is just a general rule, and every person’s skin is different, but usually, the more faded the ink, the easier the process.
How PiQo4 Works
At Still Waters Day & Medical Spa, we use a tattoo removal process called PiQo4, which addresses the different colorations in your tattoos and uses targeted laser pulses to efficiently break down ink and remove it from your skin.
Targeted Laser Pulses
PiQo4 uses specifically targeted laser pulses that are very short and direct. These pulses use acoustic waves to break up the pigment quickly and efficiently. Generally, people who have this treatment done need fewer removal sessions and can experience much better results.
Getting Rid of Pigment for Good
This treatment is very versatile and offers 15 different sizes of spots to focus deeply on the area that you need to be treated. This allows your technician to operate with unparalleled precision by focusing the treatment on the ink you want to target. This facet of technology is one of the reasons why PiQo4 tends to be more pain-free than other tattoo removal treatments. Less of your skin is being affected, so it’s both a better and more comfortable treatment.
One of the biggest hurdles when it comes to tattoo removal is getting rid of all of your tattoo’s different colors. PiQo4 uses a unique technology that has four separate wavelengths that find and treat different colored pigmentations. This, along with its focused pulses and spot sizes, gives PiQo4 even more precision power. What was once a big obstacle for tattoo removal is now not that big of a deal, thanks to PiQo4.
Ways to Take Care of Your Skin Successfully
Once you get your tattoo removed, it’s time to focus on taking care of your skin. There are several things you can do to help your skin look and feel its best and get that tattoo to fade more quickly.
Smoking can diminish your circulation, which is needed to help your skin remove all of the ink fragments and particles from the spot where your tattoo used to be. If you can’t or don’t want to snuff out the cigarettes completely, you can always opt to cut back instead. There are plenty of online, virtual groups that can help you quit smoking. As an added benefit, your overall health should benefit once you put out the cigarettes.
Hydration is a great way to help your body flush out all of those ink particles. Aim to get at least eight glasses of water a day, and stay away from liquids that are serious diuretics, like alcohol. Like quitting smoking, adding hydration has many other fringe benefits, like great-looking skin and increased energy. If you don’t like the taste of plain old water, pop in a wedge of lemon or lime to give it a nice kick.
Stay Out of the Sun
It’s a good idea to put on that sunscreen often anyway, but you really want to stay away from the sun’s rays right after you have a tattoo removed. Your skin can be more on the sensitive side and might even blister if it’s exposed to too much sun. If you do want to head outside, make sure that you cover up your tattoo, and consider wearing a lightweight piece of protective clothing as well. Also, stay away from those tanning beds.
Don’t Pick Your Skin
You might be tempted to pick at the skin where your tattoo used to be, but try not to. The skin needs to heal, and tugging at it or messing with it can cause it to become irritated and, in extreme cases, even lead to scarring. The best course of action is to simply leave it alone and let it heal naturally. Soon, most people find that they have the beautiful, ink-free skin that they want.
Exercise With Care
Exercising is great for your body because it helps with your circulation, keeps your stress levels down, and can help you get stronger and more fit over time. After you get a tattoo removed, it’s important to aid your body’s circulation because that will help you to break down ink particles and get the results that you want quicker. Even if you just work in a little bit of cardiovascular exercise to your day-to-day life, your body will thank you in the long run.
Common Reasons People Get Tattoos Removed
Everyone who gets a tattoo removed does it for a different reason, and no reasons are right or wrong. We are here to support and help you with whatever you need to do to get the look that you want. Just talk to our team about your objectives, and we will put together a personalized plan that’s specifically designed for you. Here are a few common reasons why people get their tattoos removed.
Their Job Doesn’t Approve
As we get older, many of us change job paths. Sometimes, our job might not approve of our old ink, especially if it’s in a very conspicuous location. If the tattoo is hurting your job prospects, it might be time to think about getting it removed. Fortunately, with today’s technology, it’s easier than ever to eradicate ink that you don’t want.
Not all tattoo artists have the same skill level, and occasionally people wind up with tattoos that they don’t like for artistic or technical reasons. Perhaps the tattoo was done as part of a series of other tattoos that are artistically superior, or it has some misspellings that distort the meaning entirely. With our precision technology, we can remove parts of your tattoo without having to eradicate the whole thing, so you have a lot of flexibility to get rid of what you don’t like and keep what you do.
No Longer Reflects Their Values
This is by far the most common reason why people get their tattoos removed. Tattoos that no longer reflect our values can make us seem like strangers in our own skin. It’s completely common for people to get tattoos that they think they want when they’re younger, only to find that they no longer care for them twenty years later. One of the best aspects of getting a tattoo removed that no longer reflects your values is that the ink tends to be a little bit older and easier to remove.
Your reason for getting a tattoo removed might even be a combination of all of these or something entirely different. Whatever it is, talk to our team for a no-pressure consultation and an overview of all of your options.
Take Back Your Skin Today
If you’re ready to take back your skin today, we can help. Our team uses only the most state-of-the-art laser technology and treatments to effectively, safely, and quickly help you love your body. Our team is professionally trained in medical spa treatments and expertly able to answer any questions that you might have. Additionally, our facilities cater to your needs by fusing professionalism with spa-like comfort. Your ease and peace of mind is our mandate and top priority.
If you want to completely remove a tattoo, it’s time that you learned about PiQo4, the revolutionary new tattoo removal treatment that can flush away ink particles completely from your skin, giving you an unblemished, fresh look. For more information, call us at Still Waters Day & Medical Spa in Pensacola, Florida for a pressure-free consultation.