Though removing a tattoo with lasers is a longer process than getting one, the benefits can certainly be worth it. While the negative stigma for more tasteful tattoos in professional workplaces seems to be declining, many people still suffer from tattoo regret. Additionally, there are still many traditional, professional or military environments that do frown upon visible tattoos that may or not may not have a distasteful nature.
In a 2012 Harris Poll, 21 percent of adults in the US reported having at least one tattoo, a fairly significant increase from 16 percent in 2003 and 14 percent in 2008. While many tattoos seem like a good idea at the time, the remorse associated with getting inked is increasing. The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery says its members performed about 96,000 tattoo removal procedures in 2013 alone, up 52 percent over 2012.
Here’s where we come into play. Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center offers the most advanced medical grade laser treatments for tattoo removal. Depending on how the skin reacts to the laser, treatment sessions (normally 4-6 required) may be done close together or spaced apart. In some cases, our laser technicians can use the R20 technique, where two to four treatments are performed simultaneously. With this method, the laser can break up more ink at one time and decrease the amount of time you spend waiting for your next session.
Factors such as age of tattoo, color, ink used, type, and size can all affect the number of treatments needed. Though colors like green, red and yellow can be the hardest to completely remove, our selection of lasers allows for effective treatment for virtually any tattoo color.
During a pre-laser skin analysis, our skilled laser technicians can provide an estimate for how many treatments will be required as well as your total price. As a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) we are committed as a whole to embodying the latest research, education and clinical care in the field of medical lasers. If you are interested in learning more about our tattoo removal services or other cosmetic laser procedures we offer, please contact our office. Be sure to also connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest cosmetic laser news and monthly specials.