Laser Tattoo Removal
Laser Tattoo removal is the safest, quickest and most likely to leave your skin intact following treatment, and in most cases without leaving a scar.
What are treatments like?
First, the tattoo is cleansed and photographed. Emitting laser or pulsed light, the laser hand device glides over the surface of the tattoo. The size and color of the tattoo determine the length of treatment time. A tattoo roughly the size of a quarter make take approximately 3-5 minutes to treat. Some patients request a topical anesthetic cream to be applied prior to treatment, minimizing the stinging effect of the laser or intense light. Many patients tolerate treatment well without topical anesthetic and report the treatment as feeling similar to no more than numerous rubber band snaps.
An ointment is applied following treatment to keep the area moist and then it is covered with a protective dressing.
How many treatments are required?
Size, color, location and the age of the tattoo determine the number of treatments necessary to effectively complete removal. During the consultation, your treatment regimen will be reviewed and any questions you have will be answered. Be sure to contact your physician if you experience side effects described during your consultation.
What results can I expect?
The results and appearance of the tattoo vary from patient to patient. After each treatment session you will see the tattoo become lighter. Due to the various levels of professionalism and types of inks used in tattooing, the results and number of treatments may vary. Typically, multiple treatments will be required and are scheduled 3 to 8 weeks apart.