Whether you’re still carrying around your ex’s name or not, you don’t need to resign yourself to a lifetime with regrettable ink. If you have a tattoo you don’t want anymore and covering it up isn’t possible or advisable, laser tattoo removal may be the right choice for you.
How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?
When you get a tattoo, the ink is injected into the skin, where it sits between the layers of the dermis. Laser tattoo removal treatments disrupt the ink and cause your body to filter it out. Over time and several treatments, the tattoo will become blurry, fade and then eventually disappear entirely.
What Type of Tattoos Can’t Be Removed?
Laser works on virtually every type of tattoo, but black and grey scale are the easiest to remove. Other colors can be removed as well, but they may take more treatments.
Who isn’t a Good Candidate for Laser?
If you have vitiligo or psoriasis, laser treatments are not a good idea because both conditions can be exacerbated by it. You also can’t receive laser treatments if you are having an active outbreak of herpes or acne in the treatment area. You can continue treatments once the outbreak has cleared up completely. The same applies to sunburned skin.
How Many Treatments Will I Need? Does it Hurt?
The number of treatments you’ll need depends on your skin, the tattoo being treated and the level of fade you hope to achieve. If you’re only interested in fading a dark tattoo so it can be covered with more artwork, you will need considerably fewer treatments than someone who wants a tattoo completely removed. Most patients compare the laser pulse to the sensation of being snapped with a rubber band.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
Deciding to have your tattoo removed is a big step. By educating yourself about the process, you can make the best decision possible for yourself.
At Artisan’s Rejuvenation Med Spa in College Station, we are here to help you every step of the way in your tattoo removal journey, from choosing which treatment is right for you to successfully removing that regretful ink.
Contact us today to schedule your appointment and learn more information about how laser tattoo removal can benefit you.