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My Trips to the Hospital

Hi, I'm Cari. When I was a teenager, my best friend Claire's mom got cancer. I started offering to take Deb (the mom) to the hospital for her treatments to help give the family a break. They had all been in and out of the hospital so much, and since I'm basically family to them, it was nice to support Deb and Claire. Not to mention, I was able to learn a lot about different medical topics just be listening and watching while waiting in the hospital. It was fascinating. To everyone's joy, after a long and hard two years, Deb finally beat cancer! I decided to start this blog as a memorial to all those who have struggled with health problems and as a resource to for anyone who needs to know more about hospitals and treatments.

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3 Important Things to Know About Laser Tattoo Removal

Are you tempted to get a tattoo for the first time but have the fear of being stuck with it for life? You can move forward with getting the tattoo because a laser procedure can be performed if you decide to get rid of it. All you will have to do is consult with a tattoo removal specialist when you are ready so he or she can examine it. In this article, you will gain more insight about getting a tattoo removed via the use of a laser.

1. Getting Your Tattoo Examined

The first step in the tattoo removal process is to get it thoroughly examined so the specialist can determine how deep the ink is in your skin. You will also be asked a few questions about the tattoo, such as when you got it done. Keep in mind that the age of the tattoo will play a role in how good the laser removal results will be. The amount of melanin in your skin might also have an effect on the overall results. After the examination is complete, the specialist can give you a general idea of how many laser removal session you might need.

2. Understanding the Possible Risks

There are a few possible risks that are involved with getting your tattoo removed with a laser. For example, you might end up with the area of skin where the tattoo is at being a few shades lighter than your natural complexion. The extent of lightness will depend on how dark your natural complexion is. You will also be at risk of the tattoo site becoming infected when you begin undergoing treatment. However, the specialist will keep your health in mind by prescribing an antibiotic that can be applied to your skin to fight off infections.

3. Knowing How the Laser Procedure Is Done

When you undergo the tattoo laser removal procedure, the specialist will have to put a shield on both of your eyes for protection. There are several laser strengths that can be used for the procedure, so the right one for your specific skin will be found. The specialist will basically make sure the laser isn't too strong, such as if you have sensitive skin. Your tattoo will be removed after a hand piece has been placed over the area of your skin being treated.

If you've decided that your tattoo needs to be removed, talk to a specialist at Countryside Dermatology & Laser Center about laser treatments.