If you are asking yourself “is tattoo removal painful?” you are not alone. Many wonder what they can do to help manage the discomfort during laser tattoo removal. The good news is that most people find the pain to be much more tolerable than they imagined and compare it to the feeling of being repeatedly snapped with a rubber band. Everyone’s pain threshold is different and there are things that you can do to help manage pain or discomfort during your laser tattoo removal treatments.
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One of the ways to make tattoo removal less painful is to use essential oils. Some people who are into the practice of using essential oils for other health and wellness issues use them to help during laser tattoo removal. Here is a brief overview of essential oils: what they are, how to use them, and which ones may work for laser tattoo removal.
Essential Oils – The Basics
It is strongly recommended that people who wish to use essential oils make sure they learn how to use them correctly before beginning, as they can cause irritation to the skin. There are many resources available and companies that offer training and instruction on how to use essential oils for health benefits. Please make sure to do your research before deciding whether or not to use them.
Essential oils are highly concentrated version of oils occurring naturally in plants. They are extracted through a process called distillation, which uses steam or water. After the distillation is complete, the concentrated oil contains the aroma from the plant and any healing properties or characteristics from the plant.
Essential Oils – How to Use
There are many different ways to use essential oils for health benefits including direct application to the skin, inhaling, steam inhalation, a diffuser, or in the bath. Again, if you choose to use essential oils for pain relief during laser tattoo removal make sure you educate yourself on how to use them. Some essential oils need to be mixed with carrier oil so that they don’t burn the skin.
Most people who use essential oils during laser tattoo removal either use topical application or inhalation to help relax them. It is important to note that if you use topical application, the oils should never be placed at the treatment site.
Best Essential Oils for Laser Tattoo Removal
There are countless options and uses for essential oils, but some of the most common for pain relief during tattoo removal include: lavender, chamomile, wintergreen or peppermint. Inhaling lavender or chamomile can help you calm down before the treatment and help relieve pain by relaxing the body and mind. Wintergreen and peppermint are commonly used topically for headaches and other pain relief. Remember, it is not recommended to place any topical oils at the treatment site.
Here’s the million-dollar question – do essential oils work? Many people swear by them. Others think they are a hoax and any benefits are caused by the placebo effect. We think if they are able to help you relax and make your laser tattoo removal treatments more comfortable, they are fine. If you are looking for pain relief during tattoo removal, make sure you discuss your concerns with Dr. Brotzman during your consultation. Remove a Tattoo – laser tattoo removal clinic is Milwaukee’s best choice for laser tattoo removal because a Medical Doctor performs all treatments. Don’t put off removing your tattoo any longer. Call us today at 414-617-2849 or click here to set up your free laser tattoo removal consultation.