People get tattoos for a number of different reasons but did you know that about 25% of Americans regret their tattoo decisions at some point?
What is laser tattoo removal?
Tattoos are created using insoluble ink that is injected into the middle layer of the skin. Tattoos are long-lasting because the pigments are not able to be absorbed by the body. Using a Spectrum laser and the highest standard of care, we emit concentrated beams of laser light to penetrate the outer layers of the skin. The high-intensity light beam targets the pigmented ink; breaking the ink into tiny particles, which is then naturally absorbed into the body without injury to surrounding skin.
Who is a good candidate for laser tattoo removal?
Anyone with an unwanted tattoo may be a candidate. Lighter skin types and black or green ink generally have the fastest and most complete clearance.
How long does each session last?
This depends on the size and color of the tattoo as well as the desires of the patient. Most sessions are between 30 minutes and 1 hour.
How many sessions will I need to remove my tattoo?
The number of treatments depends on multiple variables such as size, color, type, amount of ink used, and the age of the tattoo. On average, 5-9 sessions are needed.
Is laser tattoo removal painful?*
Some patients experience some discomfort, though the sensation associated with laser tattoo removal is typically manageable and mild. Local anesthetic can be used if discomfort is more intense.
How should I prepare for laser tattoo removal?
It is best to schedule a one on one consultation with our qualified clinicians. This is a very important step in understanding what happens during a treatment of your tattoo. You will get personalized information based on your skin type, your tattoo, your medical history and your expectations. Most importantly, this is your opportunity to ask all the questions you have.
What are the risks/side effects of laser tattoo removal?*
While laser tattoo removal is safe for all skin types, there is the rare possibility of lightening and/or darkening of areas of the skin (hypopigmentation and hyperpigmentation). Individual risks and side effects are discussed at your consultation.
Schedule a Consultation
Beaty Facial Plastic Surgery utilizes a Spectrum laser and the highest standard of care to safely remove tattoos without injury to surrounding skin. Contact our office today to schedule your Tattoo Removal consultation with our staff nurse.
*results may vary
Dr. Beaty and team specialize in non-surgical procedures, facial plastic surgery options and more.
If you would like to learn more about our services, please contact us to speak with one of our experts.