So, Mom was right after all.
50% of those who get tattoos later regret them.
Contact us today to erase mistakes of your youth.
The boy or girl you once loved is history. “Jenifer forever”
has been inked over with a less than satisfactory “Amber”. And
you haven’t seen Amber in a couple of years! Time and gravity
have been unkind to your multicolored soaring eagle or dragon.
You’ve been rejected from the military because of a hand
tattoo. It’s impossible to attend the corporate retreat
because you’re too embarrassed to take your shirt off in front
of the CEO.
Can all Tattoos be removed?
Tattoos are meant to be permanent. Removing the more then
100 tattoo inks commercially available is difficult. The days
of removing tattoos with chemical peels, acid treatments and
surgical incisions are history. The gold standard for tattoo
removal in this decade is laser. The size, location,
application age, and color of the tattoo all factor in
treatment and level of success. Jail house and homemade
tattoos are the easiest to remove because the depth and
penetration of the ink is typically less then applied in a
professional studio. Your general health is also a critical
factor in the degree of success for laser therapy. Once
treated the body must be healthy enough absorb the ink
pigments for a satisfactory cosmetic result. Newer tattoos are
generally more difficult to remove. If you wake up one morning
to find a new addition to your skin you must wait at least 6
months before initiating treatment. White and yellow tattoo
colors respond poorly to laser treatments.
How do lasers remove Tattoos?
Lasers work by producing short pulses of intense light
into the top layers of the skin. This energy is selectively
absorbed by tattoo pigments. These pigments fragment into
smaller particles that are then removed by the body's immune
system over a four to six week period of time. Anywhere from
four to ten treatments are required to obtain maximum results.
The procedure is bloodless and no incisions are made. Each
treatment takes only a few minutes to perform depending on the
depth of the ink level and its concentration. Treatments are
split over 4-8 week periods, depending on the size and
complexity of the tattoo.
Who is a candidate for Laser
Individuals with fair skin are the best candidates for
laser tattoo removal. Tattoos on dark skinned individuals are
the most difficult to treat and results are often
Does Tattoo Removal hurt?
Tattoos are painful going on and can be just as painful
when they are removed. The lasers generate rapid pulses which
are generally uncomfortable. To minimize the pain a topical
anesthetic ointment may be applied on the tattoo before
treatment. In some cases a local anesthetic may be injected
into the tattoo before the procedure.
Does the procedure have any
Side effects of laser procedures are generally few but may
include hyperpigmentation (excessive color), or
hypopigmentation (excessive fading) of skin. Other possible
side effects include infection and a small chance of permanent
scarring. The area may appear sunburned for a few months and
ultimately this will pass.
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schedule your FREE Tattoo Removal consultation.