On September 7, 2009 the MTV series True Life aired an episode called “I Hate My Tattoos.” The episode followed three young adults who had come to despise the tattoos they once loved and felt they were preventing them from fulfilling their full potential in life. We were curious to see what has changed in the laser tattoo removal industry in the 8 years since this episode aired and how your experience at Remove a Tattoo – laser tattoo removal clinic may differ from those shown on this episode.
The laser tattoo removal shown in this episode looked incredibly painful. Tattoo removal is not always pleasant or comfortable, but rarely is it downright excruciating. There are things we can (and will) do before, during, and after your laser tattoo removal session to make sure you are as comfortable as possible. Pain management methods used at Remove a Tattoo include topical numbing cream before the laser treatment, a cool air machine during the treatment, and ice packs for after treatment. Advances in lasers along with better pain management practices make laser tattoo removal a much more comfortable procedure than it was in 2009. Click here for more on pain management.
After one of the first laser tattoo removal sessions on the show, one of the young men got a huge blister on his hand. Blisters definitely still happen with laser tattoo removal today, but the chances of blistering can be reduced by icing the treated area on and off after each treatment. If you do get a blister the best course of action is to do nothing and let it go away on it’s own. Make sure you follow your aftercare instructions and contact Dr. Brotzman with any questions or concerns related to blistering. Click here for more on blistering.
There have been many advances in the type of lasers used for laser tattoo removal since 2009. Remove a Tattoo uses the Astanza Trinity laser system – which is considered the gold standard of laser tattoo removal equipment. Click here for more about the Astanza laser.
Thankfully, a lot has changed in the laser tattoo removal industry since 2009. One thing that has not changed is that there are still people who regret their tattoos. If you do regret your tattoos, please consider Remove a Tattoo. Remove a Tattoo offers physician performed laser tattoo removal that is both safe and affordable. Remove a Tattoo is located in Glendale and serves the Greater Milwaukee Area. Call us today for your free consultation!