Understanding Laser Tattoo Removal

On the day you got your tattoo, you probably thought you would keep it forever. However, if you have since changed your mind, you do have options. With laser tattoo removal, you can eliminate your tattoo completely through a series of minimally-invasive laser treatments.

What is Laser Tattoo Removal?

Laser tattoo removal is a cosmetic procedure designed to eliminate unwanted tattoos from your skin. This procedure has minimal side effects and can be effective for patients with any skin type. At the end of the treatment protocol, your tattoo will be virtually invisible.

How Does it Work?

Laser tattoo removal works by targeting ink particles with powerful laser energy. This energy destroys the ink particles without inflicting damage on the surrounding skin cells. Laser tattoo removal procedures typically involve a series of treatments. Each treatment will be approximately 30 minutes or less in length, and treatments must be spaced six weeks apart for maximum effectiveness. The exact number of treatments necessary to remove your tattoo will depend on the specifics of the situation, including the colors of the ink and the age of the tattoo.

What to Expect

During each treatment, your doctor will numb the area surrounding your tattoo and treat the area with a laser. Following the treatment, the area will be bandaged. This entire process will be complete within half an hour in most cases. During each treatment, you may experience mild discomfort similar to the sensations you experienced when the tattoo was initially applied.

In the three days immediately following the procedure, you will need to keep the treated area protected.

Getting Started

If you are interested in undergoing laser tattoo removal to eliminate an unwanted tattoo, the first step is to make an appointment with a skilled cosmetic doctor who has experience with this procedure. At the New Look Vein and Aesthetic Center, we employ all of the latest tattoo removal technologies, and we can help you eliminate your unwanted tattoo with as few treatment sessions as possible. Please call us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Krikorian.