Don’t be stuck with a tattoo you don’t like. The best time to start tattoo removal is before you get the tattoo. Lasers have improved so much over the past 20 years, that many tattoos can be made virtually disappear with treatment by an experienced laser clinician. There are many factors involved in deciding if and which laser to use for tattoo removal. An experienced laser clinician should always be consulted, whenever a patient wishes to remove a tattoo. At Euromed clinic a Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery Center, we utilize an advanced laser in the removal of unwanted tattoos. The laser is painless, fast, and efficient. While tattoos can be permanent, with laser technology they can also now be removed. Tattoo removal with laser is a quick, safe, and effective way to remove unwanted tattoos. Using a powerful laser beam to damage the tattoo ink particles under your skin, this process causes the ink to be absorbed by your body and eliminated naturally.
Tattoo removal with laser is a much more common procedure than you might think. There are various types of laser technologies and different areas of the body that can be treated. Some tattoos can be erased completely, while others need only some touch-ups. A consultation with a board-certified dermatologist is necessary to determine the best treatment option for your tattoo. Call today to find out how you can be rid of your unwanted tattoo in as few as 6 sessions.
How do laser tattoo treatments remove tattoo ink?
How does laser tattoo removal work? The high-energy light of a laser beam goes into the skin and shatters ink particles. Once the particles are broken up, the body’s immune system and a specifically designed enzyme get rid of them. Some tattoo inks are inert, which means the body can’t get rid of them on its own.
How many laser tattoo removal treatments will you need?
While we try to provide you with the most accurate information, unfortunately predicting how many treatments are needed for tattoo removal is not a perfect science. Most tattoos will take 8 to 15 sessions, depending on your individual skin type, the location of the tattoo, the amount of ink used, and whether or not there is scarring. We take the time to educate our clients about the tattoo removal process and help them determine how many sessions may be required so you can make an educated decision about your treatment plan.
How often can you get laser tattoo treatments?
In order to achieve the best results, most dermatologists recommend laser tattoo removal treatments be spaced 4 to 8 weeks apart. It may take several sessions before all the ink is removed and the tattoo no longer shows up on your skin.
Tattoos are often an expression of self that we wear proudly, but sometimes our ideas of art can come back to haunt us. This can happen when someone gets a tattoo at a young age, and as they grow and mature, they lose interest in the symbol that once meant a lot. Increasingly, tattoos are being removed by laser because the procedure is safe, fast, and effective.
How much does it cost to remove a tattoo with a laser?
The cost to remove a tattoo with a laser depends on the size of the tattoo and the number of treatment sessions required. The smallest tattoo can be removed in a single session; however, larger tattoos may take several treatments, spaced out over several weeks or months.
Does the entire tattoo need to be removed?
You want to get rid of a tattoo but there are some good parts you want to keep. The solution is to get laser tattoo removal for the areas you want to be removed. While the entire tattoo can be treated, if desired, typically only sections of the tattoo are left behind and need to be treated.
You just want to lighten your tattoo, is that possible?
It is possible to only lighten your tattoo. This requires fewer treatments than full tattoo removal. This is usually done when you plan to cover up the old tattoo with a new one.
Can all tattoos be completely removed?
Can all tattoos be fully removed? No. while lasers can remove most tattoos, certain colors and inks are resistant to the laser. As tattoos have become popular and more widely accepted, there has been a rise in the number of tattoo removal options available. There are now over 20 different lasers for tattoo removal on the market today.
Can you remove cosmetic tattoos, such as eyebrows?
Before you decide to remove your eyebrow tattoo, it’s beneficial to understand that the laser removal process is painful and takes more than one treatment. In addition, certain cosmetic inks may darken when lasered. A trial spot should be tried first to see how well the ink responds to the treatment. Plastic surgeons often use a CO2 laser for eyebrow tattoo removal.
If you have scarring on your tattoo, can it still be removed?
Not all tattoos can be removed. Some tattoos are deeply embedded in your skin. Scarring is also a common occurrence after tattooing. It is more difficult to remove a tattoo with scarring around it. The scarring traps the ink so more treatments are required to get the full removal of the tattoo. To treat a scarred tattoo, a laser that reduces redness may be used.
Will laser tattoo removal leave a mark or a scar?
Laser tattoo removal is an important treatment for removing unwanted tattoos, but it may sometimes leave a mark or a scar. After laser tattoo removal many people have permanent discoloration in their skin, especially in darker skin types. Sometimes the laser can treat areas of light scarring and dark discoloration. Getting your ink removed will be more comfortable if you follow your physician’s wound care instructions and aftercare.
Does laser tattoo removal hurt?
If you want to remove a tattoo, the process of getting laser tattoo removal can be a bit intimidating. After all, it’s surgery without a scalpel. For many people, the most common concern is the pain: how painful is having a tattoo removed? We use chilled air and ice packs to minimize discomfort during treatment, and depending on the size of your tattoo and your pain tolerance injectable local anesthetic may also be offered.
What do you need to do before laser tattoo removal treatment?
Before laser treatment, avoid tanning or getting a lot of sun on your tattoo. If the tattoo is on an area with hair, you can shave it some days before the treatment, this will make the treatment go even faster.
What do you need to do after the laser tattoo removal treatment?
After the laser removal treatment, we will apply ointment and a bandage. This area may take up to two weeks to heal, and it is important not to get the area wet or sunburned. You can resume your normal activities as long as you do not swim, use a sauna or steam room, apply suntan lotion, or use a tanning bed. You can reduce discomfort by placing an ice pack on the area, elevating your arm or leg, and taking ibuprofen.
Can go to the beach or tan after laser tattoo removal treatment?
You can go to the beach or tan after laser tattoo removal treatment, however, you should avoid direct exposure to the sun if at all possible. Getting burnt can cause a range of side effects from mild irritation to more permanent scars and discoloration. If you must be in direct sunlight for your job or other reason, make sure to use sunscreen.
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