If you are one of the millions of people who are starting to regret a tattoo you got either yesterday or years ago, it is not too late to have it removed. Laser tattoo removal is considered the easiest, safest and most effective method to remove your tattoo. There are many reasons for tattoo regret. You may want to remove an ex’s name from your skin, you may no longer be happy with the art and want to put something else in its place, or you may have too many tattoos to acquire a particular job. Whatever it is, laser tattoo removal may be your best option.
How Does It Work?
The tattoo artist deposits the ink deep in your skin. Your body is already trying to get rid of it, which is why some tattoos fade over time. However, because the ink particles are so big, the white blood cells can’t remove it. This is where the laser comes in. A laser device emits short bursts of light that break the ink into minuscule particles that then get flushed out naturally with time.
There are different wavelengths and adapters that we use for different colors of ink. Some colors are easier to remove than others. Black and darker colors are the easiest to remove because they absorb all wavelengths. Yellow and purple are difficult to remove because they reflect light and don’t easily absorb it. The most difficult colors to remove are fluorescent ink.
What to Expect
It will take more than one session to get the results you want. Your tattoo will fade after each session, but you may need a series to get the optimum results. The number of sessions you need will depend on the color, size, location on your body, age, and whether the tattoo artist was a professional or amateur. If your tattoo is more than 10 years old, it may have already started fading and will require fewer laser tattoo removal treatments. While removing tattoos with a laser is very effective and safe, it does take time for any tattoo. If you need six to eight treatments with six weeks in between each treatment, it may take a year before you have the clear skin you want.
Get In Touch with Us for More Information
When you talk to our laser tattoo removal specialist, your tattoos will be examined. The color, placement and age will be considered and a course of treatment may be recommended. Tattoo regret is a condition that may be cured with lasers. For more information about what this option may be able to do for you, we warmly invite you to reach out and make an appointment with the office of Dr. Ingrid E. Trenkle. At our convenient locations in Redlands and Sun City, our staff will be pleased to explain this process in greater detail and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!