Sometimes people find that their tattoos don’t match their current lives. Others simply change their mind about their tattoos and look for ways to get rid of them. That’s where laser tattoo removal comes in. At the Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center, we offer this service with the time-tested and proven Nd:YAG laser. If you’re interested in finding out if laser tattoo removal is right for you, contact our office in Cincinnati, OH to schedule your initial consultation!
Laser Tattoo Removal and other uses of Q switch laser with Dr. Shalini Gupta
The Gold Standard of Tattoo Removal
Lasers aren’t only extremely effective at breaking down tattoos; they’re also one of the safest methods of getting rid of the ink you no longer want. The Q-switched technology of the dual-wavelength Nd:YAG laser dramatically decreases the risk of scarring, leaving you with little to no reminder that your tattoo was there in the first place.
How Laser Tattoo Removal Works
Tattoos are created by depositing ink into the deeper layers of skin. That ink stays there because it is deep enough not to be exfoliated away as the skin regenerates new cells. Laser tattoo removal is able to work around this by penetrating deeply enough into the skin to break up the ink particles into much smaller fragments. When this happens, the immune system can gradually carry these particles away.
What to Expect with Laser Tattoo Removal
To get rid of as much of your tattoo as possible, you will need between five and ten treatments, each spaced about six weeks apart. The number of treatment sessions you will ultimately need will depend on factors such as the size, color, and age of your tattoo. The ink will continue to fade after each treatment session has been completed.
We will make every effort to ensure your comfort during the process. If desired, we can apply a topical anesthetic prior to your treatment.
Benefits and Risks
Thanks to the ever-improving technology of lasers, tattoo removal has come a long way since its inception. Many people with tattoo regret turn to this treatment because it is:
- Effective for almost any color of ink
Because it is a non-surgical treatment, laser tattoo removal also requires minimal downtime. However, you will still need to care for the area following your treatment to minimize the risk of infection and scarring and help ensure the best results.
Find Out if Laser Tattoo Removal Is Right for You
If you find yourself trying to conceal a tattoo you no longer want, the professionals at the Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center in Cincinnati can help. Contact us today to get started on your journey to tattoo-free skin.
Before & After Results
*Before and after results of all procedures will vary from patient to patient