About Our Tattoo Removal Services
Tattoos are the ultimate form of permanent self-expression. We love tattoos. However, sometimes, one can outgrow a tattoo or simply need more real estate for different tattoos. Therefore, we offer laser tattoo removal services to make the permanent, non-permanent. We have a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser that can target most tattoo pigments, including reds and blues.
What Is The Treatment Like?
Some patients say they feel a slight sting, like the snap of a rubber band on the skin. Many treatments do not require anesthetics. However, some patients feel more comfortable with a local numbing agent, such as a topical anesthetic.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The number of treatments required for optimal results depends on the size, location, depth and color of the tattoo. Treatment should be performed 4–8 weeks apart in order to allow the body to remove the maximum amount of tattoo pigment after each treatment.
Each session usually takes 10–30 minutes. You will continue to see lightening of your tattoo after each treatment as your body disposes of more pigment. Most patients will see improvement in their tattoos and results can be quite dramatic.
Tattoo Removal Options
Before the advent of the medical laser, common techniques included cryosurgery, dermabrasion or excision. These methods can be painful and may often result in scarring. Laser treatments are safer. They are minimally invasive and only target the ink used in the tattoo process. Lasers are now the modern standard for tattoo removal, specifically the Q-switched laser.
GOOD CANDIDATES FOR TATTOO REMOVAL
A consultation is recommended to see if you’re the right candidate for the procedure. We’ll analyze the tattoo’s structure as a whole and develop a customized treatment plan to cater to your specific needs.
We perform topical and injectable numbing prior to the procedure to minimize discomfort – so DON’T WORRY! Usually, a series of 6-10 treatments is recommended depending on the type of ink used and the colors involved. Large tattoos may require separate sessions since treating large areas in one sitting is not recommended.