At Perfectly Bare Laser, your trusted Tampa MedSpa, we're often asked whether it's possible to laser over a tattoo. While we understand the desire for smooth, hair-free skin, it's important to note that lasering directly over a tattoo is not a viable option. Let's delve into why this is the case and explore alternative solutions.
Why We Can't Laser Over Tattoos
Laser hair removal works by targeting the pigment in hair follicles and delivering laser energy to destroy them. Tattoos, on the other hand, are made up of dark pigments, precisely the kind of pigments the laser is designed to pick up. Attempting to laser over a tattoo would result in the laser energy being absorbed by the tattoo ink, leading to burns and potentially ruining the tattoo itself.
Laser Hair Removal Around Tattoos
While we cannot laser over tattoos, we can certainly treat the areas around them. Our experienced professionals will carefully laser as close to the tattoo as possible without affecting the ink. This ensures that you can enjoy hair-free skin in the surrounding areas without compromising the integrity of your tattoo.
Dealing with Hair Inside a Tattoo
For individuals seeking hair removal within the confines of a tattoo, the best options are waxing and electrolysis. Waxing can effectively remove hair from the area while keeping the tattoo intact. However, it's essential to be cautious and precise during the waxing process to avoid accidentally removing any ink.
Electrolysis, on the other hand, offers a more precise and permanent solution for removing hair within a tattoo. During electrolysis, a trained technician can insert a tiny probe directly into the hair follicle, targeting the root. This process allows for precise hair removal without affecting the tattoo. While electrolysis can be a bit uncomfortable and time-consuming, it's the most effective way to achieve hair-free skin within a tattooed area.
While it's not possible to laser directly over a tattoo, Perfectly Bare Laser is here to help you achieve the best results possible for the areas surrounding your tattoo. Whether you choose laser hair removal or explore alternative methods like waxing or electrolysis, our goal is to ensure that you enjoy smooth, hair-free skin while preserving the beauty of your ink.
If you have questions or would like to schedule a consultation to discuss your specific needs, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We're here to provide you with safe and effective solutions for all your hair removal goals, while keeping your tattoos looking their best.