From faded colors, to designs you liked at the time but no longer want as part of your everyday, people can grow out of their tattoos. With laser tattoo removal you are no longer stuck with a “permanent” decision. So whether it’s a misspelled word, associated with bad memories, or just not your favorite tattoo anymore, we can help you restore your skin to its original glory.
With various blogs or DIY recipes touting the ease of at-home tattoo removal, you may wonder why professional treatment is required. While sugar scrubs or juice concoctions may seem promising from reviews, it takes strong, professional lasers to break up deeply rooted ink particles in your skin. While laser treatments may sound harsh, they are designed to be incredibly safe and quick for ideal removal.
How it works:
Ink particles are foreign bodies beneath the epidermis. Naturally, the body tries to destroy most foreign objects by sending white blood cells to attack them. Tattoos consist of thousands of particles of tattoo ink suspended in the skin. Tattoo ink particles are too big to be removed by this system and are thus considered permanent. Laser treatments work by targeting the ink particles in the skin with highly concentrated light waves that penetrate the epidermis. These light waves heat up the ink particles and cause them to break down into smaller pieces that can be removed by the immune system.
How long does removal take?
Removal timelines will depend on the size of the area, color of ink, complexity of design, location of body, how delicate the skin is, and personal medical history. Typically, each session will stay around 30 minutes. The number of sessions needed will vary from patient to patient. Schedule a free consultation with our professional, friendly staff to learn what your timeline might look like, or to have any questions or concerns answered.
Laser tattoo removal is somewhat painful. Many patients describe it as like having a heavy rubber band snapped against the skin repeatedly. Topical skin numbing medications can be used. Most of the time laser tattoo removal is tolerated well.
Most common side effects with tattoo removal are mild swelling, small blisters, and peeling The following week after tattoo removal treatment is critical in the healing process. Proper care for the tattoo is crucial. You will be sent home with pre and post-treatment instructions at time of consultation.
There should be a eight-week time period between each laser session to allow the wounds to heal and the body to absorb as much of the ink as is possible.