There are many reasons why you may want a tattoo removed. Perhaps it was an impulse tattoo from when you were younger, maybe it isn’t as high quality as you’d like it to be, or perhaps it is simply a distraction. Whatever the reason may be, start the new year off tattoo-free with our tattoo removal service.
How does tattoo removal work?
Tattoo removal works by administering a specific wavelength of intense light into your skin. The light is only absorbed by the tattoo pigments, and your skin remains unharmed. The light energy breaks apart the pigments, which are then absorbed by your body and eliminated. Laser energy is applied to the tattoo in short bursts. The sensation of a laser treatment is similar to a small pinch on your skin. Some pigments may require multiple passes with the laser, and we are always aware of your comfort level. If you are unable to tolerate the experience, we can numb the skin to help you feel less discomfort.
Is tattoo removal safe?
Laser tattoo removal is safer and more effective than other tattoo removal methods. Anyone who is generally in good health is a candidate for the procedure. To make sure that laser treatment is right for you and to better understand your tattoo removal goals, we will do a thorough consultation.
How effective is laser tattoo removal?
The effectiveness of treatment and the number of sessions you will need depend on a variety of factors. The length of the removal process will depend on the shape, size and color of your tattoo. For instance, simple designs with only black pigments may only take one or two treatments. With more complex tattoos that have several colors, you may need multiple treatments to gradually fade the design over time.
Additionally, the location of the tattoo can make removal difficult. Before we begin treatment, we will assess your tattoo and give a rough estimate of how long the treatment will take.
Does laser tattoo removal hurt?
There is some discomfort associated with tattoo removal, however, most patients report that it is bearable. Because laser tattoo removal works so quickly, the discomfort will be over in just a couple of minutes. After each treatment, we provide instructions on how to protect the area to allow the skin to heal.
Give yourself a fresh start this year by removing any unwanted tattoos. For more info on the procedure, or to start your tattoo removal process, contact us today.