As we age, everything sags to some degree. This is true of our facial skin. It is true of the skin on the underside of our arms. It’s true of our tummies.
And it’s true of that tattoo on your shoulder, arm, back, wherever.
Studies have shown that around one quarter of people who have gotten tattoos regret the decision. Whether there was a little alcohol involved, whether there was a boyfriend/girlfriend to please (who may not be any longer), whether there was a little peer pressure — no matter the reason, many people rue their tattoo.
Plus, remember these studies haven’t been done when people have tattoos that are 35 years old. Tattoos on 55-year-old skin probably won’t look quite the same as those same tattoos on 25-year-old skin.
But you can get rid of the tattoo at Beaty Facial Plastic Surgery. Our Spectrum laser is very effective at removing tattoos of all colors.
HOW LASER TATTOO REMOVAL WORKS
Our Spectrum laser can deliver a broad spectrum of wavelengths to match the different colors in any tattoo. We simply set the laser wavelength to match the color we are targeting in that session.
Lasers send very short pulses of intense light onto the skin. This light passes through the top layers of the skin and is absorbed by the pigment in the tattoo. Once absorbed, the laser energy causes the tattoo pigment to fragment into smaller particles that are then removed by the body’s immune system.
You would think that the laser energy would damage the un-pigmented skin around the tattoo, but that doesn’t happen — the laser wavelengths are set to correspond only to the colors in the tattoos, leaving other skin unharmed.
The lasers are very selective, so we can even remove a part of a tattoo (maybe the name of that former boyfriend!) and leave the rest of the tattoo in place.
How many treatments?
The number of laser sessions necessary to remove your tattoo depends on the number of colors and if there are resistant colors involved. Usually, full removal requires a minimum of six treatments, one per month. Each session takes from 30 minutes to one hour.
During treatment, we use an anesthetic cream for your comfort. Afterwards, you’ll need to apply antibiotic ointment to the area and keep it covered with a bandage.