Performed at our Duluth, GA medical office, north of Atlanta.
Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center in Duluth, GA (suburb of Atlanta) offers permanent tattoo removal of all colors including green, which is often the most difficult color to remove. Laser Lights’ laser tattoo removal equipment is FDA approved and safe for all skin types. Most tattoos can be removed within a few treatments depending on the color of the tattoo. Laser tattoo removal treatments are typically spaced 4-6 weeks apart, and the number of treatments necessary is determined by the amount, type, color, and depth of tattoo ink.
Tattoos are meant to be permanent, so removing them is difficult. Few guarantee complete removal, but there are several methods Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center employs that have proven effective. The degree of remaining color variations or blemishes depends upon tattoo size, location, the tattoo removal patient’s ability to heal, and how/ when the tattoo was applied. For example, a tattoo applied by a more experienced artist may be easier to remove since the pigment was evenly injected in the same level of the skin. New tattoos may also be more difficult to remove than old ones because tattoos tend to gradually fade naturally over time. Accurate laser treatment plans can only be devised once a patient undergoes a cosmetic laser consultation.
How does laser tattoo removal work if tattoos are meant to be permanent?
Tattoos are permanent because an insoluble ink is injected into the dermis, or middle layer of the skin. This is why they remain visible and are not absorbed by the body. Laser tattoo removal uses wavelengths of light targeted toward the specific pigments in each tattoo’s ink which break the ink into tiny particles that the body can absorb. From there, the miniscule particles are disposed of through the body’s natural healing responses.
What are the risks or side effects of laser tattoo removal?
With any laser procedure there is a rare chance of hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation if pre- and post-treatment care instructions are not followed properly. Even less common procedure risks include blistering, infection, or scabbing. Individuals taking certain medications like Ibuprofen may experience bruising. Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center’s licensed and expertly trained providers have over 20 years of experience using lasers, making these rare side effects even more infrequent.
How much does laser tattoo removal cost?
Atlanta laser tattoo removal pricing is dependent how many treatments are necessary to remove a tattoo. Many factors influence the number of treatments needed including the size of the treatment area, the colors in the tattoo, if the ink is layered, a person’s skin tone, and among others.
How many treatments are necessary to remove my tattoo?
As mentioned above, there are multiple factors that go into laser tattoo removal including the patient’s skin type, the location of the tattoo, the pigments in the tattoo, the size of the body art, if there is any scarring or tissue change, and if the tattoo is layered over another. These factors are all elements in the Kirby-Desai Tattoo Removal Scale.
Who is a candidate for laser tattoo removal?
Ideal Duluth laser tattoo removal candidates are individuals who are in generally good health with realistic expectations regarding the procedure’s outcomes. Although all skin tones and types can be treated at Laser Lights, those with fair skin and darker tattoos usually have the best results. Nonetheless, the majority of patients with tattoos benefit from laser tattoo removal.
What does laser tattoo removal feel like?
The rapid pulses of laser energy used in laser tattoo removal feel different to each patient. Just as getting a tattoo is often uncomfortable, laser tattoo removal can cause some discomfort. To ease any uncomfortable sensations, your provider may recommend taking an acetaminophen pain reliever (as other pain relievers thin blood and cause bruising), or use a numbing cream before your treatment to make the procedure more tolerable.