So, it turns out that the tattoo you thought would be so permanent isn’t something you want on your body after all. Don’t worry — we won’t ask why. Regardless of the reason, you’ve got a tattoo that needs to be gone, and at Rejuvenation Medi-Spa, we’re here to help with its removal.

We have helped hundreds of people in the Prince Frederick and La Plata areas with our tattoo removal service, and in that time, we’ve seen customers who have done every ounce of research beforehand, and others who walk in having no idea what to expect. For the latter group, the process isn’t quite as smooth. Because laser tattoo removal is such a complicated process, a little bit of preparation can go a long way — by understanding how to prep your body, you can make the process more comfortable, reduce short-term damage, and improve the quality of the removal.

Here are some ways to prepare for your tattoo removal appointment:

Clear Your Calendar of Sunny Days

Were you hoping to jump on a plane and fly to sunny Mexico beaches right after your tattoo removal? Yeah, you may want to rethink that. Both sun and water exposure are no-nos for a freshly removed tattoo. These can both impede the healing and removal process, and irritate the skin, causing unpleasant damage that you’d rather not deal with.

Unfortunately, if removing a tattoo was an impromptu decision with the intent of eliminating your ink so that you can display your beach body proudly on vacation, you’re out of luck. Your removal should be scheduled far in advance of your vacations. Oh, and did we mention that most tattoos require multiple sessions for full removal? Do yourself a favor and clear your calendar before you go in for tattoo removal service — you won’t regret it.

While having fun in the sun and dipping into the beach or pool is a whole lot of fun, sitting at home in a dimly lit room binge-watching shows is just as good…right?

Lose the Makeup and Lotions

In general, it’s a good practice to avoid any kind of topical applications to the skin where you’re getting your tattoo removed. If your tattoo is in a spot where you would put makeup, skip putting it on that day. If you like to lather it up with lotion or cream, ditch that step of your morning routine just this once.

When you go in for tattoo removal, your skin will be penetrated by a series of light and lasers, so it’s good to not have any agents in your skin that could interfere with that. Tanning lotions are especially harmful because they could amplify the effects of the procedure and cause your skin to burn. Unless your tattoo removal expert explicitly tells you to, avoid treating your skin! You won’t regret it later.

Consult With Your Tattoo Removal Expert

In every instance of tattoo removal, one of the best things you can do is have a good chat with the certified expert who will be performing the procedure for you.

What a lot of people don’t understand is that there are a lot of complex factors that play into the removal process, and it’s never going to be completely uniform for every person. The pigment of your skin, location of the tattoo, the colors used, the age of the ink, and more all determine exactly how the process is going to be performed. While a lot of people assume you can just walk into a medical spa and have them treat you then and there, the opposite couldn’t be more true; this is an elaborate process where your specific case will be analyzed as to determine the best course of action.

For that reason, it’s a great idea to talk to the experts at your medi-spa, because they will be able to inform you about how you should prepare better than one blog post ever could. At Rejuvenation Medi-Spa, we’ll let you know what tasks you can do that will behoove you specifically, so your removal can be as clean and painless as possible.

Experience Our Tattoo Removal Services Today

If you’re in or around the Prince Frederick or La Plata area and you have a burning desire to erase some ink, consider stopping by Rejuvenation Medi-Spa today! Our experts are extremely experienced with tattoo removal, and will give you the highest quality service imaginable. We also offer a variety of other medical spa services, so if you want to rejuvenate your body and mind in addition to removing your tattoo, you won’t regret stopping by. Contact us today!