People get tattoos for numerous reasons — relationships, commemorating a new phase in life, youthful rebellion, and much more. Sometimes, we regret the actions of our past. But you don’t have to live with those decisions for life — laser tattoo removal can wipe the slate clean.
Laser Away Unwanted Ink
Laser tattoo removal is on the rise as people look for ways to get rid of their unwanted ink. There are many reasons you may want to pursue laser tattoo removal. Perhaps you made an impulsive decision when you were younger, or the tattoo no longer reflects your interests or lifestyle. You may also want laser tattoo removal because your tattoo is damaged after an accident or injury. Whatever the reason, we use cutting-edge Q-switched lasers to zap away the unwanted ink from your skin.
What is Laser Tattoo Removal?
Laser tattoo removal is a non-surgical and non-invasive procedure that involves channeling laser energy into unwanted tattoos. The pigment in the tattoo absorbs the laser energy and gets destroyed, following which your body flushes out the minuscule ink particles. Laser tattoo removal is a safe treatment that helps you achieve smooth, tattoo-free skin. We use Q-switched lasers to target a wide range of tattoo pigments and colors without damaging the surrounding skin tissues.
Benefits of Laser Tattoo Removal:
- Non-invasive treatment for unwanted tattoos
- Remove unwanted tattoos and restore smooth, tattoo-free skin
- Minimal discomfort during the treatment
- No long-lasting complications
- No post-treatment downtime
- Suitable for all skin types and colors
Laser Tattoo Removal FAQs
How does laser tattoo removal work?
The human body has a powerful immune system that identifies, destroys, and expels all foreign particles and objects. However, when a tattoo is made, the ink particles are too large for the immune system to target and remove. Laser tattoo removal involves using high-intensity laser energy to break the ink particles into tiny pieces. Your body then absorbs these tiny pieces of ink and slowly eliminates them over time.
Which laser do you use for tattoo removal?
There are two types of lasers commonly used for tattoo removal: Q-switched lasers and picosecond lasers. We use Q-switched lasers because they have been around the longest and are backed by considerable clinical evidence. Q-switched lasers deliver extremely short pulses of laser energy to break up the tattoo pigments, making the results more effective and reliable.
Can laser tattoo removal work on all tattoo colors?
Laser tattoo removal can work on all tattoo colors, but it is most effective on black and dark blue inks. Other colors, including light blue, green, red, and orange, are more challenging to treat and may require additional sessions because they absorb less laser energy.
What happens during laser tattoo removal?
During your laser tattoo removal, the medical provider will cleanse your skin. You will also have to wear protective eyewear to protect your eyes from laser energy. The medical provider will place the laser handheld device against your skin and release pulses of laser energy to break up the pigments of your tattoo. Most patients say the sensation resembles a rubber band snapping against the skin.
What are the side effects of laser tattoo removal?
Laser tattoo removal is generally safe, but there are a few potential side effects. These include swelling, tenderness, bruising, redness, blistering, and changes in skin color. The side effects are usually mild and temporary.
How many laser tattoo removal sessions will I need?
The number of laser tattoo removal treatments needed depends on a few factors, such as the size and color of the tattoo and your skin type. Most tattoos require 4 to 10 treatments, spaced at least 8 weeks apart. However, the medical provider will recommend the appropriate number and frequency of treatments after a consultation.
Golden Laser Aesthetics is a state-of-the-art laser center dedicated to helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals. We use cutting-edge technologies, and our medical providers stay abreast of the latest developments in aesthetic medicine to ensure safe, naturalized results. If you’re dissatisfied with your ink, feel free to reach out — we love hearing from our GoldenBeauties!