Four Side Effects of Laser Tattoo Removal

Laser tattoo removal is not a decision to be made lightly, which is why it’s important to know about the side effects that some people experience. In today’s blog, we’ll discuss four of the side effects that you should be aware of. At Moran Laser and Spa, we’ve been offering laser removal services for more than 18 years! Our skilled team will work with you to remove an unwanted tattoo, just contact us and schedule an appointment.

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Laser tattoo removal can be quite a painful process. The laser breaks up the ink particles under your skin, and many people find that it stings or burns. We will keep you as comfortable as possible during the process, whether that means using a numbing cream to alleviate some discomfort, or working in small sections and taking plenty of breaks.

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The laser can cause damage to the skin as it works to remove the tattoo pigment, and blistering is a common side effect. Although it may cause some discomfort, the blister will typically heal quickly after your laser tattoo removal appointment.

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Pigment Changes

Laser tattoo removal can cause the skin in the treated area to become lighter or darker than it was before the procedure. This change can be permanent, but it is a common side effect of the treatment that many people experience.

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Although scarring from laser tattoo removal is not a common side effect, it is still possible. If scaring does occur, it can usually be treated with topical creams to reduce the appearance. It’s important to follow all of the care instructions you’re given during the healing stage to reduce the chances of scarring.

When it comes to laser tattoo removal, Moran Laser and Spa is the best salon to visit in Nashville! Our team is highly trained and qualified to handle even the most difficult to remove tattoos, and we’ll work with you to ensure the experience is as comfortable as possible. Contact us today to learn more about our laser removal services!

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