Laser tattoo removal can cause some side effects, but most are temporary and resolve on their own within a few days to a few weeks. Some common side effects include:
- Pain: Laser tattoo removal can be painful, but most people tolerate it well. The pain is often described as a rubber band snapping against the skin. Pain medication can be taken before and after the treatment to help manage discomfort.
- Swelling: Swelling is a common side effect of laser tattoo removal. It is usually mild and goes away on its own within a few days to a week.
- Redness and swelling: The treated area may be red and swollen for a few days after the treatment. This is normal and usually goes away on its own.
- Blistering: Blistering is a common side effect of laser tattoo removal, especially if the tattoo is large or has many colors. The blisters usually heal on their own within a few days to a week.
- Scabbing: The treated area may form a scab after the treatment. It is important to keep the scab moisturized to help with the healing process.
- Hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation: In some cases, the treated area may lose pigment (hypopigmentation) or gain pigment (hyperpigmentation) after the treatment. These changes are usually temporary, but in some cases, they may be permanent.
- Infection: As with any procedure that breaks the skin, there is a risk of infection. To reduce the risk of infection, it is important to follow the aftercare instructions provided by ReversaTatt.
- Scarring: There is a small risk of scarring after laser tattoo removal. When removing your tattoo, we take extra care to keep your skin looking good in the process. After all whats the point of removing a tattoo to just leave a scar behind. With nearly 100,000 sessions of experience, and using the best equipment in tattoo removal we’ve reduced the risk of scarring to roughly 1% or less.