Tattoo Removal Cleveland
Erase the mistakes of your past. Most tattoos can fade away beautifully with a series of laser treatments.
Many people have second thoughts about their tattoos. Fortunately, you don’t have to live with your decision forever. Highly precise lasers can lighten or remove your tattoo by focusing or pulsing light on the ink particles, which then convert the energy to heat and break up into tiny pieces that are absorbed harmlessly by the body. All this can be accomplished without damaging the surrounding tissue.
Candidates for Laser Tattoo Removal
Ideal candidates for laser tattoo removal are typically fair-skinned individuals whose tattoos are on areas with a greater concentration of body fat, such as the arms, legs, buttocks or chest. Laser tattoo removal may not be as effective on areas with minimal body fat, as well as on dark-skinned individuals. It is important for patients to have realistic expectations and discuss their desires and concerns with a qualified tattoo removal specialist.
Laser Tattoo Removal Procedure
Before the laser tattoo removal procedure begins, you will be given a shield to protect your eyes from the laser. The tattoo removal specialist will then test your skin’s response to the laser to determine the most effective approach. A probe will then be triggered against your tattoo, and pulses are sent from the laser onto your tattoo.
Results of Laser Tattoo Removal
Depending on the complexity of an individual’s tattoo, the results of laser tattoo removal may vary. Individuals with simple tattoos may be rid of their tattoo within four treatment sessions, while more complicated tattoos may require ten or more treatment sessions. Laser tattoo removal is the most effective method of removing tattoos with minimal risks.
Side Effects of Laser Tattoo Removal
There are certain side effects associated with laser tattoo removal, although they rarely occur. These side effects may include hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation. Infection, a sunburned appearance, or permanent scarring may also occur. Most people, however, achieve successful results from laser tattoo removal and experience no side effects.
To learn more about Laser Tattoo Removal or to schedule an appointment, call us today.
Memberships & Affiliations
- American Academy of Dermatology
- American Medical Association
- American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
- American Society of Dermatologic Surgery