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What is Laser Tattoo Removal?
Did you know it’s estimated that around 45 million people in the United States have at least one tattoo? If you’re someone who has a tattoo and has wondered if removal is an option, we’re happy to tell you!
In recent years, laser tattoo removal procedures have come a long way, and with technological advancement, it’s now easier than ever to remove unwanted tattoos. At the Center for Surgical Dermatology, we provide effective, non-invasive laser removal treatments to erase unwanted tattoos and help you start fresh.
Laser tattoo removal is a medical procedure in which a tattoo is gradually removed through the use of a high-intensity laser. Tattoo removal treatments are often done over the course of many sessions to gradually fade the tattoo, resulting in minimal scarring and optimal results.
Laser Tattoo Removal FAQs
Interested in knowing more about laser tattoo removal? Read our expert answers to frequently asked questions below.
Laser tattoo removal works by using a pigmented lesion laser, which specifically targets and breaks up tattoo pigmentation (color) into smaller fragments. The body then begins absorbing the broken down ink, easily flushing it out through the lymphatic system.
In most cases, yes. Laser tattoo removal is often painful. However, the severity of pain depends on where the tattoo is located. For example, areas that tend to be more fleshy, such as the upper arms or shoulders tend to be less painful. Whereas more bony areas, like the spine, tend to hurt more.
However, at the Center for Surgical Dermatology, our doctors numb tattoos before proceeding with laser tattoo removal, so your treatment will be painless!
With recent advancements in laser technology, laser tattoo removal is safer than ever. However, it’s important to keep physician experience in mind. A reputable clinic offering tattoo removal will care about the skin and not rush the removal process. Scarring is a possibility when it comes to laser tattoo removal, so make sure to choose a board-certified dermatologist who is experienced in laser techniques to deliver the best results with minimal scarring.
At the Center for Surgical Dermatology, our laser tattoo removal specialists understand the complexities of the skin and make sure to remove tattoos in the safest, most effective way possible.
If you’re ready to remove a tattoo, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the experienced team at the Center for Surgical Dermatology! We’re passionate about helping our patients achieve their skin goals with advanced laser treatments and exceptional care.
Laser Tattoo Removal Before & After
Interested in seeing patient results? Take a look at our laser tattoo removal before and after photos below.