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Tattoo  Removal

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 Tattoo Removal?
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 inconsistent.

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?
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.

Contact us today to schedule your FREE Tattoo Removal consultation.

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