Laser Tattoo Removal Procedures
Don't Get Stuck with Your Unwanted Tattoo for Life
Decorative tattoos have a history dating back at least 5000 years. The desire to remove them has probably existed just as long! It is estimated that close to 10% of the U.S. population has some sort of tattoo. Eventually, as many as 50% of them want to have them removed.
Tattoos are created by piercing the skin at multiple points with a needle while delivering pigment, with the goal of creating a scar that traps the pigment (the tattoo) deep within the skin (the dermis). Many people decide to get a tattoo on a whim and then decide later in life that they would be happier if it was removed. Now, there is good news for those who have unwanted body art. Newer laser tattoo removal techniques can eliminate your tattoo with minimal side effects.
Safe & Effective State-of-the-Art Equipment
In recent years, safe and effective techniques have been developed to successfully remove most if not all unwanted tattoos. At DermaVogue, our state of the art laser systems can treat everything from small, single-colored tattoos, to large multicolored tattoos. Over the course of repeated visits, our lasers will work to fade your tattoo until significantly reduced, if not completely removed in a safe and effective manner.
The 1064 Nd. Yag System is a high-powered laser that removes unwanted tattoos and pigmented lesions (sunspots, freckles, etc.). It emits a highly focused beam of laser light, which passes harmlessly through the outer layer of the skin and is absorbed primarily by the tattoo ink or the excess pigment within the lesion.
The Laser Tattoo Removal Procedure
Medical lasers use an intense beam of light to significantly lighten or completely remove your tattoo, without harming the surrounding healthy cells. Cosmetic medical lasers designed for tattoo removal range from a single wavelength of light to a broad spectrum of light. All of which are intended to remove the ink in the tattoo without damaging the skin. Certain colors of light are absorbed by specific colors of the tattoo ink. The light energy vaporizes or fragments the ink particles. Your body then absorbs these ink fragments naturally and the color fades over the next couple of weeks. This laser tattoo removal treatment is very similar to treatment that has been done for years to treat birthmarks.
Laser tattoo removal seems to be the choice of most medical professionals over other methods, such as surgical excision, dermabrasion, chemical peels and cryosurgery. It is non-invasive and targets only the inks used in the tattoo process.
A Safe & Quick Tattoo Removal Option
Laser tattoo removal is the safest, quickest option for tattoo removal and most likely the one to leave your skin intact following treatment. Other treatment options are surgical excision, chemical peel and traditional dermabrasion. These various treatment options are invasive treatment methods and often result in scarring.
Is Laser Tattoo Removal Right for Me?
A tattoo's color, depth, and the chemical composition of the ink all affect how it responds to laser light. Black, red, dark orange, and dark blue tattoos will usually respond relatively quickly to treatments. However, green, purple, brown, light orange, and light blue colors may require more treatments. In general, most tattoos can be successfully treated, given a sufficient number of treatments. A wide range of pigmented lesions can also be treated, including freckles, sunspots and many brown-colored birthmarks.
For more information about Tattoo Removal...
Of course, we'll be glad to answer your Tattoo Removal questions, so don't hesitate to call DermaVogue at (843) 357-2444 for our Garden City location or (843) 272-4071 for our North Myrtle Beach location . You can also request a Free Tattoo Removal Consultation online..