What To Expect From Tattoo Removal

Female arm with tattoo holding decorative heart on wooden background

For one reason or another, individuals often decide to have a tattoo removed. Perhaps it depicts a former love that is no longer a part of that person’s life or perhaps they just no longer want that specific tattoo on their body. Whatever the reason, it often becomes a consideration and one that must not be undertaken without some serious thought.

If you are considering having a tattoo removed, the first thing to do is to make an appointment with Pretty Faces Atlanta to discuss your wishes. We will examine the tattoo, it’s condition, then give you a step-by-step explanation of how the procedure will be done, how long it will take and what type of recovery you can expect.

Anyone with a need to remove an undesired tattoo can opt for laser tattoo removal. It is not the person’s physical characteristics which decide the extent of removal but the colors used. Most tattoo colors can be eliminated or lightened more or less.

Understandably, the site of surgery will be tender for some time and will likely result in some type of scarring. However, with time both will lessen until the scarring is minimally visible. The ultimate answer as to the level of scarring will depend on the size of the tattoo. A larger image will result in a larger scar than, for instance, a small butterfly tattoo. As one would expect, certain areas of the body are more sensitive and are therefore more likely to be sensitive to pain.


PicoSure is the only advanced tattoo removal laser with PressureWave technology, which works with your body to remove unwanted ink. This specific treatment is safe for melanated skin!

PicoSure delivers laser energy that specifically targets tattoo ink, resulting in the successful shattering of just the ink particles without harming the surrounding tissue.

The number of treatment needed to remove the tattoo are dependent on various factors, including the size and coloration of the tattoo. Even tattoos that have been treated previously but failed to clear can be removed.


After the procedure some swelling and blistering is commonplace, so is crusting. So don’t panic, this will go away on its own after some time.

To ensure fast and safe healing, make use of prescribed antibiotic ointment with regular dressing changes. If you feel the need of alleviating any resultant pain, please consult the physician for options. In addition, be sure to avoid exposure to sun to prevent tanning.

Laser tattoo removal has brought an effective, less painful solution to people who want to get their tattoos removed or faded. If you want to get rid of a tattoo, please call us to schedule an appointment.