Over time, you may find yourself getting sick of your tattoo. If this is the case, consider laser tattoo removal. This highly-advanced method of renewing your skin may be just the thing you have been waiting for to make your ink a thing of the past.
How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?
This process works by using different laser wavelengths to target the different shades of pigment that are embedded in your skin. The pigment will actually absorb the energy from the laser. This energy causes the pigment to fragment and get small enough for your body to eliminate. Your body actively tries to rid itself of the pigments used in tattoos all of the time. Before laser tattoo removal, however, the molecules in the pigment are simply too big to get rid of.
It is important to have a professional perform your laser tattoo removal treatment. Different pigments of ink will require different wavelengths of light. We have the knowledge and skills to break down even the most colorful tattoos. With that being said, results do vary from patient to patient based on a number of factors.
What to Expect with Laser Tattoo Removal
Certain people see some fading immediately. In most cases, it will take your body some time to eliminate the broken down ink particles. Most tattoos will also require more than one session of laser tattoo removal. Exactly how many sessions you will need to see results will depend on the size of the tattoo, the type of ink used, and how deeply in your skin it sits, among other considerations.
The Benefits of Laser Tattoo Removal
If you are sick of your ink, there are many reasons to consider having it removed using laser technology. Here are some of the highlights:
- It is highly-effective.
- You can remove an entire tattoo or just portions of it.
- There is no scarring.
- It is one of the safest ways to remove a tattoo.
- There is little risk of infection.
- Other than protecting the area from UV rays, there is no set downtime.
The first step is to sit down with our team at Radiant Skin Dermatology and Laser for a consultation. This is where we can examine your tattoo and determine the best possible treatment plan for you. If you are interested in learning more about laser tattoo removal and whether or not it is right for you, contact us today and book an appointment at our office in Washington Heights, Harlem, or Midtown.