Callender Dermatology and Cosmetic Center | Glenn Dale MD

How to Prepare for Tattoo Removal

tattoo removal glenn dale mdYou may have thought that getting a tattoo in your friend’s neighbor’s basement when you were 14 was a good idea, but if that tramp stamp is looking more and more like regret, it’s time to consider getting laser tattoo removal. By breaking up the pigment in the skin, laser tattoo removal works from the inside out to help give you back your complexion. As one of the most important aspects of getting laser tattoo removal, it’s important that you know how to prepare for your treatment. This article will discuss a few ways you can prepare so that you get the best results. Read on to learn more.

Stop Smoking

If you are a chronic smoker, this is going to be the last thing you want to hear, but you need to give up smoking before you get tattoo removal. Smoking cigarettes will decrease your body’s natural ability to heal from certain types of surgery— leaving you more prone to infection. Make sure that you quit smoking at least two weeks before you get laser tattoo removal done.

Avoid the Sun

If you spend a lot of time in the sun, you are going to want to try investing in some outdoor activities instead. The last thing you want to do is show up to your laser tattoo removal session with a sunburn. If you do have a sunburn, we will refrain from performing the procedure because it will just make your skin burn more and could potentially leave you with scarring.

Stop Taking Anti-Inflammatories

Whether you suffer from chronic migraines or back pain, it’s important that you stop taking any anti-inflammatory medication a few weeks before your tattoo removal session. Anti-inflammatories can thin out your blood, making you more prone to excessive bleeding during and after your treatment. If you are prescription blood thinners, consult your primary care physician before coming into our office.

Get rid of your regrets and get your tattoo permanently removed from Callender Cosmetic and Dermatology Center. To learn more about laser tattoo removal, contact our office today to schedule an appointment!



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