3 Things to Know About Tattoo Removal

Tattoo Removal | Skin & Laser Center MAWhen you look back on your teenage years or college, there is likely a long list of things you regret including the person you date, the major you chose in college, and yes, even that tattoo that’s continually reminding you of your bad choices. Luckily, here at Skin & Laser Surgery Center, we can perform a laser tattoo removal surgery to help you get rid of your tats once and for all. To help you decide if tattoo removal is an effective option for you to choose from, know about tattoo removal.

It Takes Time

Virtually every tattoo, no matter how small it is, will take at least a handful of sessions for us to give you the results you want. Because tattoos are deep and the pigment has penetrated into the deepest layers of the skin, it takes a lot of time for us to target each specific layer. During your initial consultation with our office, we will be able to roughly estimate how many sessions you will have to undergo until you get the results you want.

The Color Plays a Role

One of the things to know about tattoo removal is that the color of your tattoo plays a role in how effective the removal process will be. For instance, if your tattoo has a lot of black, thick ink in it, it may be hard for us to properly remove every square inch of it. Whereas if your tattoo is lighter in color, then it will be easier for us to remove it.

It’s Painful

Any laser procedure isn’t exactly going to feel like a trip to Disneyland. Although the pain is typically manageable, it can be on the more painful side of things. In fact, many of our patients compare laser tattoo removal to being flicked with a rubber band over and over again. We will apply a topical numbing ointment before to help ease the discomfort, but you still may be able to feel some things.

Laser tattoo removal is the best way we can get rid of your tattoos. If you would like to learn more about the process or see if you’re a suitable candidate, contact Skin & Laser Surgery Center today!