Unlike a tattoo, the meaning behind one can sometimes disappear. About one third of Americans have a tattoo, but many people make this commitment and then have a change of heart years down the road. It’s no surprise that the number of tattoo removals has steadily increased in recent decades. Laser Lights Cosmetic Center wants to give your skin a second chance. If you don’t want your tattoo anymore, we are dedicated to helping you remove it while achieving the best possible cosmetic results.
At our comprehensive laser center, we utilize FDA approved laser equipment to remove tattoos on all skin types. The color, depth, and detail of your ink as well as your skin type all play a significant part in the time that it takes to fully remove it. Our providers are expertly trained, licensed, and well versed in using tattoo removal technology to significantly fade all colors of ink. This even includes difficult colors such as green and yellow.
To successfully remove your tattoo, we use a specific laser that sends strong pulses of energy into the dermis (middle layer of the skin) to cause the tattoo pigment to absorb the energy. Once it’s absorbed, the pigment breaks down into tiny particles and then is safely metabolized and expelled from your body as part of the natural healing process. Each patient responds differently to the procedure, but most only feel slight discomfort during their tattoo removal session. Our providers are accustomed to working with an individual’s pain tolerance to make it as pleasant of an experience as possible.
We understand that many patients are curious about how long the laser removal procedure will take. Just like your tattoo design, every laser tattoo removal process is unique to each patient. Some of the variables that make up the length of the procedure time are your skin type, the location of the tattoo on your body, the color and size in addition to the amount of previous scarring. A complete list of tattoo removal time-factors is fully displayed in the Kirby-Desai Tattoo Removal Scale. This scale is a comprehensive system that calculates the number of laser treatments that a patient should need. Typically, Laser Lights Cosmetic Center removes tattoos within several sessions that are comfortably spaced 4-6 weeks apart. This is only a rough estimate because each patient has completely different needs and conditions.
Since each tattoo is so case sensitive, we strongly urge you to schedule a complimentary tattoo removal consultation to receive an expert evaluation on your specific removal needs. One of our providers will be happy to examine your tattoo and provide a professional assessment of how many sessions that it will take to remove. If you any questions about your tattoo, call 770.495.9322 to make an appointment. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and now Instagram to receive more cosmetic laser advice and information.