Laser Tattoo Removal Process

Laser Tattoo Removal

Sometimes, getting that tattoo in your early 20s seemed like a good idea, but now you’re looking at it in the mirror and it doesn’t mesh with your evolved personality and style, maybe it’s a reminder of a past relationship, you’re debating having it removed for a new job opportunity, or perhaps you’d just like the tattoo removed so you can get a new tattoo in its place. When you’re considering tattoo removal, the best and safest method to ensure virtually no damage or scarring is laser tattoo removal.

How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?

Using today’s modern laser technology is the best way to guarantee your tattoo is removed with little to no skin damage or other side effects like bleeding, infection or permanent scarring.

When you consult a certified laser tattoo removal specialist, they’ll use a laser that targets the pigment in your skin, delivering light at an extremely high energy for just a fraction of a second. This method breaks up large tattoo pigments that are later removed naturally by your body over a period of time. At MEDermis Laser Clinic, we use the best technology available — the Spectra laser system.

The Spectra has four unique wavelengths, so our specialists can target the beam intensity and control it. The heat and light from the lasers are absorbed only at the specific regions. This process minimizes damage to tissue that surrounds the ink. This versatility allows little thermal damage to your skin while still effectively removing even stubborn tattoo inks.

The Tattoo Removal Process

At MEDermis Laser Clinic, we find that the average client requires three to seven sessions to completely fade or remove unwanted tattoos. These sessions last about 15 to 30 minutes and are scheduled six to eight weeks apart. Tattoos have multiple layers of ink stacked on each other within the layers of your skin. Because the ink is so thickly concentrated, the pigment parts cannot be completely broken down in a single session.

The characteristics of your tattoo determine how many sessions you'll need to remove it. The age and coloring of your tattoo, as well as its size and location on your body, all make a difference. For example, blacks and blues are fairly simple for a technician to remove, while turquoise and other light greens are extremely difficult.

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