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  • How Laser Tattoo Removal Can Boost Your Hiring Chances

    Is a visible tattoo keeping you from advancing your career? Depending on where your tattoo is located, hiding it may be option. Here are some tips on how to do that:

    • Hide a tattoo on the back of your neck by wearing your hair down or in a loose pony tail. Of course, this only works if you have long hair.
    • A tattoo on your wrist you can hide with a large watch or a bracelet. Sport a thick bangle or stack several on one another.
    • Scarves are your best friend during the fall and winter months. You can easily hide a tattoo your neck, shoulders, and collarbone area.
    • You can hide a half-sleeve tattoo by wearing a cardigan with three-quarter or elbow-length sleeves. You can easily bunch up the sleeves on warmer days while still hiding your tattoo.
    • Got an ankle tattoo? Consider wearing high socks, boots, or an ace bandage to help conceal it. An ace bandage also hides a wrist tattoos.
    • Tights are great for concealing leg or ankle tattoos. Choose opaque tights so the tattoos aren’t visible under them.
    • You can easily cover up a tattoo anywhere on your body using a waterproof concealing cream.

    Though these solutions work, they’re only temporary. If you’re truly serious about launching your career, you should check out laser tattoo removal. It permanently removes any tattoo over a series of sessions. Here’s what you need to know about it.

    *Results and patient experience may vary.

    Laser Tattoo Removal Sinks Unwanted Ink

    Laser tattoo removal works by targeting pigment colors in the skin’s dermis, the layer of skin between the epidermis and subcutaneous tissues. Tattoo pigments absorb light beams and then fragment. Your body absorbs the pigment fragments and eliminates them.

    The most common type of laser for tattoo removal, the Q-switch produces light pulses of extremely high peak power. Several types of Q-switch lasers exist. Each one targets a different color spectrum at different wavelengths. The Q-switch laser’s precise, intense beam fragments tattoo pigment instantly, sparing the surrounding tissue from needless damage.

    Before a laser tattoo removal session, your medical professional will determine which type of laser to use and the number of treatments you’ll need. The tattoo’s age, size, type, and pigment depth determines the number of sessions required. Before determining an appropriate treatment plan, your medical professional will first test the laser on your skin to see how it reacts.

    Your medical professional will apply an anesthetic cream before the actual session begins, and you’ll be given protective eye gear to wear, along with a cooling device. She will then gently place a hand piece against your skin and deliver laser pulses to the tattoo pigment. With each laser pulse, most people experience a sensation similar to a rubber band snapping against their skin. The amount of laser pulses depends on the tattoo’s size, but most treatment sessions only last a few minutes.

    You may experience minor bleeding, redness, swelling and blistering for several hours or days following treatment. The next several weeks may see the treated area flaking, peeling, and scabbing. Handle the treatment site gently. While the site is healing, you should avoid sun exposure and public swimming pools. Once the skin has completely healed, you can undergo additional sessions.

    Though you may see results immediately, more likely you’ll have to have several treatments before a difference shows. The number of treatments depends on the amount and type of ink used and how deeply it sits. Also, it takes three to six weeks between treatments for your body to absorb the pigment residue.

    *Results and patient experience may vary.

    Beyond Laser Tattoo Removal: Tips for Crushing That Interview

    So you’ve covered your tattoos and piercings, picked out appropriate clothing, and practiced answering interview questions. These tips can give you an edge in getting hired:

    • Customize each and every resume and cover letter you send
      Many people applying for jobs mistakenly send virtually identical resumes and cover letters to every employer. Each and every resume you send out should be thoughtfully tailored for the position and well-researched. This may take more time on the front end, but the hours you invest can quickly pay off when a hiring team recognizes that you have an in-depth understanding of their company and the position for which you’re applying.
    • Delete or clean up any online profiles
      Everything is searchable on the Internet. Many job recruiters investigate potential candidates’ social media activity. This means any unprofessional postings you might have on social media websites could jeopardize your chances of gaining employment. Be sure to clean up and update your LinkedIn profile and hide or deactivate your Face Book and Twitter accounts. Remove any comments, postings, or photos that might be considered controversial, political, or downright unprofessional.
    • Only apply to jobs that you actually want
      Even if you like the sound of a position and you’re qualified for it, chances are your lack of enthusiasm will come through during the job interview. If you apply for a job you’re sincerely interested in, then you’ll be a more desirable candidate to hiring teams.
    • Stay positive
      Did you know that a positive attitude is the number one attribute that hiring teams look for in potential job candidates? In fact, over 80% of companies value this trait. During your interview, make sure that your enthusiasm is evident when it comes to the position and company. In your cover letter and emails, you’ll want to emphasize your strong and specific interest in the job. And during the interview, you can easily convey a positive attitude through your body language: Maintain direct eye contact, lean slightly forward, and don’t fidget. And remember to always smile.
    • Research the company and the interviewer
      Go through the company’s website and annual reports, specifically their current projects and goals. This will help to demonstrate your knowledge during the interview. What’s more, research the interviewer by looking at their LinkedIn profile. This information will help you to prepare questions.
    • Follow up after your interview
      Once 24 hours have passed, send each interviewer a thank-you email that reiterates why you’re the best candidate for the position. This will surely leave a lasting favorable impression and increase your chance of being hired.

    *Results and patient experience may vary.

    LaserAway Those Job-Market Worries

    Searching for a job is stressful, especially when you have to put your best self forward. Many hiring teams are hypercritical of candidates’ appearances. Visible tattoos negatively affect hiring, performance evaluations, raises, promotions, and making character assumptions. In fact, studies show that 39% of employers believe that employees with tattoos and piercing reflect poorly on their companies. What’s more, over 40% feel as though visible tattoos are always inappropriate at work.

    Your laser tattoo removal partner is LaserAway. Offering the most dermatological service options of any national skincare provider, we use only innovative techniques and cutting-edge laser technology. Our highly trained staff is experienced and certified in laser and other dermatological procedures. They strive to make sure your visit is enjoyable, comfortable, and satisfying.

    Want to learn more about laser tattoo removal? Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation today by emailing us at LaserAway.com or calling us at (888) 965-2737.

    *Results and patient experience may vary.

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