Tattoo Regrets No Longer Have To Stay With You

Tattoo Regrets No Longer Have To Stay With You

You don’t know what you were thinking. Actually, you just weren’t thinking at all. At the time, a large cartoon monkey was exactly what you wanted permanently etched on your bicep. You completely ignored your mother declaring you would regret it someday, assuring her you wouldn’t. Twenty years later, you wish you listened to her. She was so right – you’ve got a tattoo, you don’t like it anymore, and you wish it would vanish. Well, call your mom, apologize, and tell her that Dr. Krikorian of St. Louis has made you eat your words. Better than that, tell her he actually made that hideous primate disappear. With tremendous advances in laser technology, removing permanent pigment that was injected deep into the dermal layer of skin can be removed, although not quickly or easily. But once the removal is complete, your bad decision can be just that – and you can chalk it up to another life lesson learned.

As of 2012, statistics estimated that about 45 million Americans have at least one tattoo. Of that amount, approximately 14% regret theirs. Reasons for that vary. Some say as they aged their tattoos just didn’t look attractive any longer. Others claim a tattoo has prevented them from obtaining employment, and some just felt they made a spontaneous decision and ultimately didn’t like the design they chose. So it’s safe to say that this batch of people would be thrilled to have their tattoos go away, and with a series of visits to Dr. Krikorian in St. Louis, they can.

Dr. Krikorian of St. Louis Can Zap Away Your Regrets

Dr. Krikorian offers tattoo removal using an advanced laser called ‘Astanza Revolution,’ which uses rapid pulses of energy at safe laser light and wavelength levels, which destroys the ink particles but doesn’t harm the skin. The procedure does involve some discomfort; some say it feels very similar to getting a tattoo, but can be performed directly in the doctor’s office. Having a tattoo removed usually takes multiple treatment sessions, and each must be at least six weeks apart. One session typically takes no longer than half an hour for an average-sized tattoo. Larger ones, of course, will require more time, and more sessions.

The Astanza Revolution laser used by Dr. Krikorian of St. Louis, is able to crush the tattoo ink into lots of smaller pieces when heated with the fast energy impulses in the dermis, which are then absorbed by the tattoo ink. Over time, the patient’s immune system discards those shattered fragments of ink, and eventually, after each layer of ink is treated over time, the tattoo can no longer be seen. It should be noted that not every tattoo can become 100% invisible.

We all make mistakes. Fortunately, getting a tattoo isn’t a life-altering one, but it is a mistake some people would prefer to forget. Dr. Krikorian can erase your mistake, making you, and your mother, very happy.