If you are one of the 30 percent of people in the US who have a tattoo, you may be one of the 25 percent who wish they could remove it. In the past, it was highly uncomfortable, difficult and rarely successful process to remove a tattoo, but that has all changed with laser tattoo removal. Now, you can get your tattoo removed at our office near Miami with minimal side effects and be free of ink or get a new one.
The laser light acts on the ink as heat and breaks it up into minuscule particles that are absorbed and eliminated by the natural processes of the body. Since black ink absorbs all laser wavelengths, it along with dark blue is the easiest to remove.
With the TriLase Laser, you can remove nearly any ink color. It may require several treatments to remove the tattoo completely. The number will depend on the age, size and color or colors of the tattoo. It will also depend on whether the tattoo was done by a professional or an amateur and the quality of ink. Professional tattoos usually have a uniform depth of ink, but amateur tattoos have uneven depth. Your skin tone will also be a factor.
If you are interested in laser tattoo removal, you may consult with our specialist to determine how many treatments you may need. During your laser tattoo removal sessions, you may expect any of the following:
• To wear protective eye shields
• The trained technician to test the laser energy level
• The laser will be passed over the tattoo and pulses of intense light will pass through the top layers of skin to reach the ink
• Fewer pulses for small tattoos and more pulses for larger tattoos
At the end of each tattoo removal treatment, the tattoo will fade progressively. You may feel some discomfort during your treatment session, but most people do not require anesthesia. However, we can discuss numbing options if desired.
After the treatment, your skin may feel like it has mild sunburn. You can use an ice pack to sooth the area and apply antibiotic ointment or cream with a bandage to protect against infection. The area should remain covered with a sterile bandage for at least a week after each treatment. You should also avoid direct sunlight to the area to ensure best results.
Laser tattoo removal is generally safer than other methods of removing tattoos because it targets the pigment and not the surrounding skin.
The main benefit of laser tattoo removal is that it is permanent and completely removes the tattoo in most cases. For those who regret their tattoos because they are holding them back from getting a good job, entering the military or simply because they have moved on from the sentiments expressed in their tattoo, laser tattoo removal may be a good option.
We are pleased to offer tattoo removal to Miami residents with the state-of-the-art TriLase laser at Allure Rejuvenation and Anti-Aging, located in Hallandale Beach. Contact our office today to book your first appointment and learn more.