Laser Tattoo Removal
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Regret the ink? We have the answer. Laser Tattoo Removal is the best way to remove that unwanted ink.
Tattoo removal has been around since the start of tattooing, and it is estimated that close to 25% of the U.S. population has some sort of tattoo. Eventually, around 50% of those people want their ink. We have great news! If you have an unwanted body design, it is now possible to remove a tattoo with laser treatments. At Elite Medical Skin and Laser Center, we can eliminate your tattoo with minimal side effects.
HOW DOES LASER TATTOO REMOVAL WORK?
Tattoos are created by using a metal needle that creates small holes in the skin, injecting pigment into those holes. This colored pigment is relatively permanent, and to remove the ink, it must be broken into particles. These particles are then digested by the body’s immune system.
We use Alma Harmony Laser, a laser that breaks up the pigment colors with a high-intensity light beam. Black tattoo ink absorbs all laser wavelengths, making it the easiest to remove, but we treat all tattoo colors.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How long does the removal process take?
The length of the process depends on the size of the tattoo you would like to remove or the treatment area. The process length also depends on the ink used in the tattoo. Since the tattoo industry is not regulated, there are thousands of inks available for an artist to use. Some are metallic, which can make the process longer. During your initial consultation, your treatment provider will discuss how many treatments are needed to remove your tattoo permanently. Until we start removing your tattoo, there is no way to determine the number of treatments you will need. On average, our clients begin to see their ink fade after four treatments, and in most cases, they will see their tattoos completely eradicated after 6–12 treatments.
Is Laser Tattoo Removal painful?
Yes, the process is a bit painful, but we try to make you as comfortable as possible during your treatment. There may be some bleeding and swelling during treatment. We can tell you that the removal process is, in most cases, less painful than getting the tattoo, and we do use a topical numbing agent to help the treatment be as comfortable as possible.
What should I expect for aftercare?
We recommend keeping the area you plan to have treated covered and as clean as possible the week before treatment. After treatment, you can expect the site to blister and then possibly scab. Also, depending on your skin, there is the potential for scarring. We recommend you bandage the treated area for a few days afterward and use lotion like Aquaphor to help heal. We also recommend applying our sunblock, Elta MD, to the area once it has healed.
It is safe and effective, and you’ll love the results! Schedule your laser tattoo removal appointment today.
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