DO YOU HAVE A TATTOO THAT YOU REGRET?
You know that tattoo you thought was so cool, but now not so much? LaserAway lets you hit reset on all your body ink. It’s a good thing too. 17% of people have considered tattoo removal—and now they can go ahead and say good-bye to unwanted ink. Revolutionary advancements in laser technology can remove tattoos with little pain and effort. Even the most seemingly stubborn tattoos disappear with the latest innovations in laser technology, leaving that unsightly mistake nothing but a memory.
Thinking about laser tattoo removal? The benefits are many, including:
- Laser tattoo removal targets & destroys tattoos without damaging surrounding tissue.
- Laser tattoo removal leaves skin looking more uniform and natural.
- Laser tattoo removal is non-invasive and non-surgical.
- Laser tattoo removal is effective on most skin tones.
- Laser tattoo removal offers dramatic results with multiple sessions.
- Laser tattoo removal requires little downtime.
Zap That Tat with Cutting-Edge Laser Technology
LaserAway is your premier provider of cutting-edge laser technology. Our laser tattoo removal methods can’t be beat. They’re relatively non-invasive, offer dramatic results after only a few treatments, and cause little to no side effects. Our medical professionals use laser energy to break up and disperse tattoo pigment without damaging the surrounding skin. Following treatment, your body’s immune system will gradually break down and eliminate ink pigments, allowing the tattoo to gradually fade.
Compared to more traditional tattoo removal techniques (think chemical peels, excision and dermabrasion) laser tattoo removal is safe, effective and relatively gentle. Other methods can permanently damage and irritate the skin and are largely ineffective because they can’t penetrate the skin’s deeper layers. Only laser technology can safely remove even the most stubborn tattoo pigments.
For a lucky few, results appear immediately. But most people have to undergo a series of treatments before they see a significant difference. The number of sessions depends on the amount and type of ink used and how deeply it was injected. And you must wait three to six weeks between sessions to allow pigment residue to be absorbed by the body. But patience pays off when it comes to laser tattoo removal. Before you know it, that tattoo will be long gone.
Is Laser Tattoo Removal Right for You?
Most likely. Because each tattoo is unique, removal techniques—including the type of laser used—must be tailored to your particular needs. And some tattoos are especially stubborn. Green, yellow and fluorescent inks are notoriously difficult to remove. Their absorption spectra often fall outside most lasers’ targeted color spectrums. What’s more, tattoo inks sometimes contain chemicals like iron oxide or titanium dioxide, which makes it even more difficult for laser beams to “explode” color pigments.
You can consider yourself a good candidate for tattoo removal (meaning you won’t suffer scarring) if you have medium to fair skin and a tattoo that contains dark (but not dense) ink and a superficial ink depth. Why? Medium or fair-skinned people react well because the laser can selectively target ink. If your tattoo happens to be on your arms, chest, buttocks, or anywhere else with good circulation, all the better. Areas with poor circulation (think ankles or fingers) are tougher to treat.
Don’t despair if you have darker skin. Laser tattoo removal is still possible on people with darker skin tones, but your physician must use lasers with specific wavelengths to minimize potential complications.
Side effects with laser tattoo removal are rare, but they can still happen. Common side effects include infection at the tattoo removal site, incomplete pigment removal, hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation, and scarring. Darker-skinned patients may also have a higher risk of experiencing post-procedural complications such as keloid scarring.
Uncover a New You with Laser Tattoo Removal
The science behind laser tattoo removal is nothing short of magic. Laser tattoo removal works by targeting pigment colors in the skin’s dermis, the layer of skin between the epidermis and subcutaneous tissues. Light beams radiated by the laser are absorbed by tattoo pigments, which then fragment. The body then absorbs and eliminates the pigment fragments.
The Q-switch is the most common type of laser used in tattoo removal. It produces pulses of light boasting an extremely high peak power. Several types of Q-switch lasers exist, and each one targets a different color spectrum at different wavelengths. Because Q-switch lasers are so precise and intense, tattoo pigments fragment instantly, resulting in minimal damage to the surrounding tissue.
Before a laser tattoo removal session, your physician will determine which type of laser to use and how many treatments you’ll need. The number of required treatments is based on the tattoo’s age, size, type, and pigment depth. Before determining an appropriate treatment plan, your physician will first test out the laser on your skin to see how it reacts.
So what happens during a laser tattoo removal treatment? Before the session starts a medical professional will apply an anesthetic cream, and you’ll be given protective eye gear to wear, along with a cooling device. The medical professional will then gently place a hand piece against your skin and deliver laser pulses to the tattoo pigment. With each laser pulse, most people experience a sensation similar to a rubber band snapping against their skin. The amount of laser pulses depends on the tattoo’s size, but most treatment sessions only last a few minutes.
You may experience minor bleeding, redness, swelling and blistering for several hours or days following treatment. The next several weeks may see the treated area flaking, peeling and scabbing. Handle the treatment site gently. While the site is healing, you should avoid sun exposure and public swimming pools. Once the skin has completely healed (usually four to six weeks after treatment), you can undergo additional sessions.
Laser Tattoo Removal Gets Results
There’s no other choice, really. Laser tattoo removal is the only safe and effective method to remove unwanted tattoos. After a series of successful laser treatments, most tattoos are pretty much gone. Keep in mind, however, that how fast your tattoo disappears depends on its color pigments, depth, and age. But even stubborn cases aren’t hopeless. Though colors such as yellow, green, or light blue are more difficult to remove, they can certainly be faded. The same goes for ink that rests deep within the dermis.
The good news is that the technology just keeps on getting better. Newer laser technologies such as the Nd:YAG and Q-switch can now effectively treat even the most stubborn ink colors.
So what are you waiting for? Schedule your free, no-obligation laser tattoo removal consultation at LaserAway.