We all did things in our younger years that we wouldn’t want to wear on our sleeves today. Unfortunately, keeping the past where it belongs isn’t necessarily an option if you’ve consecrated your youthful days with some permanent ink. With laser tattoo removal, you can have another chance at a clean slate, gradually fading your ink with a series of treatments to reveal fresh, natural-looking skin.
Dr. Lee B. Daniel understands that every man has unique needs and goals when it comes to keeping his appearance and confidence at top notch. As one of Oregon’s top plastic surgeons for men, he is proud to have helped thousands of clients achieve the best version of themselves.
If you’d like to learn more about whether laser tattoo removal is right for you, please call 541-687-8900 or contact our office in Eugene today for more details. We offer free consultations for our cosmetic surgery and medical spa patients.
Before starting your laser tattoo removal treatments, you’ll have a private consultation with one of our Certified Advanced Aestheticians. During this time, you can outline your skin goals, and your skin and ink will be evaluated. Men with all types of skin and skin colors can be great candidates for laser tattoo removal, though your results may vary depending on your skin tone and how well your skin responds to laser therapy.
At Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, we perform laser tattoo removal using PicoSure®, a cutting-edge laser system that penetrates the skin to varying depths using rapid laser energy, stimulating new collagen production, skin cell turnover and your body’s natural healing process. Laser tattoo removal can be effective on ink of all colors.
During your laser tattoo removal treatment, your laser technician will pass the PicoSure device over your skin, allowing the laser energy to gently penetrate the dermis. You can expect to feel a warming sensation as the laser passes over the treatment areas. A cooling cream may be used to maximize your comfort during the treatment and help your skin heal quickly. The entire procedure will vary in length depending on the size and number of tattoos you would like to have removed.
While you may resume your normal routine once your treatment appointment is finished, you should take special care to protect the treated area from exposure, and in particular, sun damage. Your skin will be extra photosensitive as it heals from the laser treatment, and you should keep the area covered when you go outside for the first couple of weeks.
After the first couple of weeks, continue to protect the area from the sun with sunscreen. The treated area may appear slightly red or swollen immediately following your appointment, but these side effects should fade within a few days. You may experience a slight burning or stinging sensation similar to a sunburn. Cold compresses or aloe vera gel can help expedite the healing process.
You may notice your tattoo ink starting to fade after the first treatment, though most men schedule a series of 3 to 4 laser tattoo removal sessions spaced about 6 weeks apart.
To learn more about your laser tattoo removal options, please contact us online or call us today at 541-687-8900. Our plastic surgery practice is conveniently located near the Oakway Center.