Tattoos can now be safely removed!! This is accomplished through FDA approved laser treatments.
Lasers are machines that produce a beam of light that has a specific biological target. Some lasers target blood vessels and are absorbed by these. Some lasers target pigment, so hair follicles, “age spots” or tattoos absorb these. The target that absorbs the light converts it to heat and is modified or removed.
Most people require on average one to three treatments for pigment reduction, and on average 3-10 treatments for tattoo reduction, performed every 8 weeks but occasionally more may be necessary. There are no set requirements for numbers of treatments, however, only recommendations. New lesions may appear over time; therefore, more treatments may be needed if reduction is desired.
Depending on the size of the tattoo that is to be removed, treatment may be very fast (less than five minutes) or quite lengthy. If the tattoo is small, our providers will normally inject local anesthetic to reduce discomfort associated with the laser during the procedure. If the tattoo is large, they will topically numb the area with anesthetic instead. During the procedure they may apply very cold air to the area to further reduce any discomfort. The laser otherwise feels like a very hot pulse that is pointed at the skin in the pattern of the tattoo. Immediately following the treatment, you will feel some heat. Our providers will apply topical ointment to the area and dress the tattoo with a bandage for proper healing.
Tattoo Removal takes multiple treatments. The treatment quantity varies upon patient satisfaction; average for most removals is 3-10, provided every 2 months.
Call the experienced providers at Med Spa Services today and finally get rid of those unwanted tattoos!