There are many reasons why people want to have an experienced medical laser technician to remove their tattoos. One main reason is that the tattoo doesn’t look as good as it once looked. Over time, tattoos become faded because the body attacks the ink, which it views as a foreign element. Sweat can also degrade the look of tattoos over time. A medical laser technician can develop an individualized treatment plan that will consider skin sensitivity, skin type, and skin color before removing the tattoo. Tattoos can be removed at any time of the year, of course, but there are several reasons why the best time to recover from tattoo removal is during the winter months.
Not enough sunlight
Excessive exposure to sunlight makes the skin unusually sensitive, which can make the skin more irritated during laser treatments. This exposure can cause the skin to blister and peel when healing from laser treatments, which can lead to scarring. Hyperpigmentation, or the loss of skin pigmentation, can also occur when a person has tan or darkened skin because of exposure to the sun. Limiting exposure to the sun is important for several weeks during the healing process, and this can best be done during the winter months.
Concealing tattoo removal
People wear more clothes during the winter months, which makes tattoo removal less noticeable. Laser treatments occur at ten-week intervals, and a person may have to undergo several sessions during the course of their treatment. People can wear long-sleeve shirts and pants during the winter months to cover up any tattoos in noticeable areas like arms and legs while their tattoos fade away during their treatments.
Less exposure to water
People like to go swimming in a pool, lake, or the ocean during the summer months. They also like to go water skiing or surfing. Skin that has received laser tattoo removal treatment is susceptible to bacterial infections if the skin hasn’t fully healed. People are less likely to be involved in watersport activities where their skin is exposed to bacteria and other irritants during the winter months.
Let the hair grow
Women who are receiving laser tattoo treatments on their legs or bikini line cannot shave, wax, or pluck those areas because this can open scabs and blisters. Women are more likely to wear pants every day and unlikely to go for a swim during the winter months so no one will notice the extra hair.
Hibernate after laser tattoo removal treatments
Covering up and staying indoors is normal during the long winter months. People can get their tattoos removed during this time while the tattoo removal process can go virtually unnoticed. By Memorial Day, recovery should be completed, so people who had their tattoos removed can enjoy the rest of their summer.