According to a recent survey, more than half of men and women who have tattoos end up regretting them in their lives. Whether you have the remnants of a past relationship still permanently inked into your chest or a tribal tat that just doesn’t seem so trendy anymore, if you have misgivings about your ink, you are not alone. The Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center in Cincinnati, OH is here to help you with laser tattoo removal.
What is Laser Tattoo Removal?
Tattoo removal is a process of removing the permanent ink from the skin with the use of a laser. Lasers have been used in tattoo removal since the beginning not only due to their effectiveness but also for their safety. With the use of specialized technology, you can get the safest possible treatment with no risk of scarring. Although results can vary per person and tattoo, the laser is effective at dissolving the ink.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Tattoos become permanent when ink is deposited into the last layer of skin. Being far away from the surface protects the ink from being washed or scrubbed away through normal daily life. Because the ink is placed so deeply, the process of laser tattoo removal usually takes a series of treatment sessions. The number of procedures and time of each treatment will vary from person to person due to the original artwork, your specific skin texture and thickness, your skin color, age, and elasticity, among other factors.
How Does the Laser Remove Ink?
Wavelengths come out through the laser at different levels. Each level targets a different color. The pigment in your tattoo absorbs the energy that comes from the laser, causing it to shatter and break apart into smaller pieces. After breaking up the ink with the laser tattoo removal process, the body can now flush away the ink naturally with the help of your immune system. This is harmless to you and your body’s way of cleansing itself.
How Can I Get Started?
If you are sick of seeing that tattoo, then why wait any longer? Laser tattoo removal at The Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center in Cincinnati could work for you. Contact us today to book a consultation and learn more!