Do you have one or more tattoos on your body that you simply don’t want anymore? This is extremely common, especially when the tattoo was acquired when you were a young age. It’s not at all unusual for people to regret tattoos they chose many years ago and now they wish to have them removed.
Common reasons people seek the help of Walnut Creek Skin & Laser for tattoo removal include:
- Aging Bodies: Tattoos often look nice on young bodies, but when bodies start to age and the skin begins to sag, tattoos often don’t look the same as they did in the past.
- Relationships: People often have the name of a significant other tattooed somewhere on their body. Only problem is that tattoos often last longer than the relationships.
- Employment: In many cases, individuals have difficulty finding gainful employment when they have too many tattoos or when their tattoos are offensive or in overly conspicuous locations.
It is possible to have unwanted tattoos removed safely. The most modern and successful method for removing tattoos is with laser treatments. Laser treatments are quite effective and can be completed much more quickly than methods used in the past. Any type and color of skin can be treated with laser methods for tattoo removal and success rates are very high.
What Does the Laser Do?
When a dermatologist uses laser treatments to remove tattoos, light pulses break down the tattoo ink into very tiny particles that are eventually absorbed and eliminated by the body. Treatments may be slightly uncomfortable, but they are usually not painful. Different tattoos require a varying number of treatments. The exact number of required treatments ultimately depends on the tattoo’s type and ink colors and also on the age of the tattoo. Some tattoos can be removed in as few as 4 treatments, but others may take up to 10 or 12.
In a large percentage of cases, tattoo removal is highly successful and does not leave any scarring. But for more specific assurance, it’s important to schedule an in-person appointment with a dermatologist. Most of our tattoo removal patients are extremely happy with the results of their laser tattoo removal treatments. Although it’s impossible to say with absolute certainty that your tattoos will disappear without a trace, it’s safe to say that laser treatments are highly successful – especially when you follow all after-care instructions and keep the area(s) clean, dry, and out of the sun for the recommended period of time.
Contact us today to see if Laser Tattoo Removal is right for you!