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Spooky Tattoo Removal Stories

With Halloween just around the corner, we thought it was the perfect time to bring attention to some of the potential and scary risks of laser tattoo removal. We’ve touched on this subject before, like in our blog post about pigmentation issues or on how to spot an unsafe laser removal clinic. However, the focus of this post will be centered around the more extreme lengths people will go to in an attempt to “erase” their ink.

If you’re regretting a tattoo or ready to get rid of ink that doesn’t mean anything to you anymore, we hope you’ll take the time to seek out a reputable laser clinic that can safely and effectively erase your ink. Let’s review a few reasons why this is so important.

Don’t Let Desperation Wreck Your Skin

Are you curious about all the ways tattoo removals can go wrong? Do a quick Google search, and you’ll see tons of photos of just how desperate some people were to get rid of their tattoos.

Our team has over 30 years of experience working in laser tattoo removal in the Austin or San Antonio areas, and during our time, we’ve seen it all. From the patient who poured a mixture of chemicals (like acid) on their own skin to seeking out oblivious tattoo artists to heating up a butter knife to carve out their tattoo, we’ve seen what desperation has done to people trying to get rid of the ink they regret.

However, the scariest mistake one can make when getting a tattoo removed by laser is going to the wrong laser clinic. If you go to a place that uses the wrong laser or the staff doesn’t have the experience, you could end up with damaged skin, little to no results, and lots of money gone down the drain. In fact, we get clients on a weekly basis who have dealt with one of the above scenarios.

Not All Laser Clinics Are The Same

Unfortunately, those without knowledge or training of how our lasers work may think that all tattoo removal lasers are the same and can do the job they need. But that is far from the truth. Choosing a clinic with the appropriate laser and a skilled laser specialist is equally important and can make all the difference when it comes to getting rid of your tattoo in a safe and efficient manner.

Here are a few examples of what could go wrong with laser tattoo removal:

  • Scarring caused either by a cheap laser that isn’t built for the job, an inexperienced technician, or a combination of the two.
  • Photoallergic reactions or other skin conditions like dermatitis. A skilled laser technician will be able to help you understand and avoid these conditions.
  • Bacterial infections caused by improper aftercare or an unsanitary clinic environment.

These three risks aren’t the only ones out there, but they are common when seeking laser tattoo removal from unskilled and inexperienced technicians. Luckily for you, our team of certified laser specialists at MEDermis Laser Clinics has provided tattoo removal services longer than any other company in the entire southwest region of the United States.

Tattoos are complex and were made to be permanent. If you’ve read some of our other blog posts, then you know that there are many factors that can affect just how your ink will stand up to laser removal.

Don’t be another spooky statistic when it comes to getting laser tattoo removal – do your research and find a clinic that has the right laser and experienced technicians to match.

MEDermis Laser Clinic Can Help!

Your tattoo was made to be permanent, so make sure you enlist the help of a pro to guide you through the removal process. Contact us today to schedule your FREE consultation!

Have more questions about tattoo removals and what to expect at MEDermis Laser Clinic? Browse our FAQs here or check out our other blog posts for answers.