Tattoos are growing more and more common in our society, to the point where it's almost more irregular not to have a tattoo. People are getting much more comfortable using ink to celebrate their interests, relationships, or ideals. And I am pretty sure that almost every tattoo owner has heard the phrase, “you're going to regret that tattoo when you're older” at some point in their lives. Unfortunately, that ends up being true sometimes. Maybe your tattoo was done by an amateur and it faded badly. Perhaps you no longer support the cause or fandom you were previously advertising. It's possible you got a matching tattoo with your partner and are no longer together. So how do you go about getting your tattoo removed? Where do you start? With tattoo removal in Miami.
Do I have to use a laser?
The first thing you should research are what your options are for methods, so type “tattoo removal in Miami” into your search engine and take a look around.
Skin care industries are constantly researching new ways to remove a tattoo effectively, but the generally accepted method of tattoo removal in Miami is laser treatment. In this case, be prepared: it isn't just a quick zap of a laser that leaves you with miraculously clear skin again. It's a process involving multiple treatments over time. Most technicians will give you an approximate timeline when they assess you. Needles are still involved because they do need to use a localized anaesthetic every time. And it is not painless; your skin will often be irritated or painful afterwards.
There are non-laser methods!
Topical treatments are available depending on where you live. If you are looking for tattoo removal in Miami, there are local firms that specialize in those types of removals. But keep in mind that you are still trying to dig ink out of your skin, and these treatments will not be painless. The processes typically involve a local freezing, and your technician will trace your tattoo with a tattoo needle to draw ink out of your skin. The topical is then applied to the area to dissolve the ink. This method still likely needs multiple sessions, but it may be many fewer than a laser treatment, depending on the tattoo.
Do your due diligence when you're looking into tattoo removal in Miami. Stay away from clinics that use IPL laser treatment and any acid topical treatments. IPL is a great laser for hair removal, but when used on tattoos, it melts the ink instead of breaking it down, making it less effective and more likely to leave scarring. Much the same with acid. If you're using heat or corrosive treatments to attack the tattoo, you may be risking discoloration or permanent scarring.
Are All Technicians Equal?
You get what you pay for. Don't bargain shop when you are looking for a tattoo removal, especially in Miami, where there are many available clinics. A well-trained technician will be well-worth the cost because they're most likely to get you the best results. Whichever method you chose, make sure the technician has been trained in the proper application of the treatment.
Most importantly, look for a location that will offer you a guarantee of results. Every person is different, right down to their skin, and your tattoo removal experience can be different from others. Skin tone, color of the tattoo, and your chosen removal method may affect your process. For example, your tattoo removal location in Miami should assess you individually and advise you on a treatment schedule/plan. Most treatment places only offer tattoo removal services they are confident in. Pick one that will guarantee their work.