If you’re looking to remove unwanted tattoos for whatever reason, laser treatment may be your best option. It is considered the most effective tattoo removal method with the least side effects and is the most common tattoo removal treatment used today.
How Does It Work?
The ink used for tattoos is made up of tiny particles that go deep into your skin. Very gradually, your skin will absorb these particles and eliminate them. This is why tattoos fade over time. However, this takes decades and never eliminates the tattoo completely.
Specific lasers that are designed for tattoo removal can target the ink and break up the particles very quickly, so the body can remove them. To be effective, it has to be the right laser. Using a laser that is designed for hair removal won’t be effective.
We use an ultra-short pulse laser that emits extremely hot blasts in quick bursts that are attracted by the ink and breaks it into tiny particles. Laser tattoo removal is especially effective on dark pigments as they absorb all wavelengths. Different colors require different wavelengths to have the same effect. We treat all colors of ink. Fluorescent ink is the most difficult to remove because it reflects light and laser tattoo removal may not be very effective.
Once the laser breaks down the ink into tiny particles, your white blood cells go to work carrying away the ink. The liver will eliminate them along with other toxins in your body.
Is Laser Tattoo Removal Effective?
Most people find that laser treatment can remove unwanted tattoos completely. It may take several sessions with multiple visits to our office before the tattoo is gone. The number of sessions you need will depend on the age, location, color of ink. Our specialist will recommend a course of treatment after examining your tattoo. This is why we recommend you plan in advance if you want to remove a tattoo and start early. For example, if you want it gone before your wedding or if you need to remove it before you join a job or the military.
Location, Location, Location
The tattoos on parts of your body that have the most blood circulation will fade the quickest. This means the tattoos that are closer to the heart. Tattoos on the ankles, wrists, feet, or hands are the slowest to fade.
Get In Touch for More Information
If you are suffering from tattoo regret, you are not alone. To learn how laser treatment can remove unwanted tattoos, feel free to make an appointment with Advanced Laser & Cosmetic Center. At our convenient locations in West Chester, Dayton, and Englewood, our caring and dedicated team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option in full and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation!