Research has shown that nearly half of those between the ages of 18 and 40 have a tattoo or several tattoos. The problem here is that a majority of those who have tattoos have later decided that they don’t want them anymore. The biggest complaint to tattoos is dissatisfaction, which has led to a recent increase in tattoo removal. It’s been proven in the past that women research their removal options more than men – due to the fact that men have less of a stigma when it comes to tattoos.
Laser tattoo removal can be very painful, depending on the area that you have the tattoo on. Almost all surgeons will use numbing ointment and local anesthetics before they do the removal, so you experience little to no pain. Even though you may think that you have a high tolerance for pain and can deal with the treatment, you may still want to take any type of numbing that you can get.
How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?
Tattoos are considered permanent, but in the past they have been removed via painful dermabrasion, surgery or skin grafts. Thanks to advancements in medical laser technology, tattoos can now be partially or completely removed with minimal scarring, less side effects and little downtime.
Laser tattoo removal utilizes strong laser pulses to penetrate deep into the skin. These wavelengths of light ore strong enough to attack the embedded indelible ink, yet gentle enough to not damage the surrounding cells. The in is destroyed and the body’s natural healing process removes the remnants.
Check out some of our before and after photos below. For a free consultation fill out the form on the right send us a photo of your tattoo. We can treat your unwanted ink for a fraction of the cost that other shops charge. You’ll be surprised how affordable laser tattoo removal can be.