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Tattoo Removal

Don't Live With Regret Any Longer

There’s no reason to live with the regret and embarrassment of an unwanted tattoo any longer. Quit wearing concealing outfits or having to fake-laugh your way through that same embarrassing story every time you put on your swimsuit. We all do things that we regret in life; unfortunately, some of those regrets are just more permanent–and visible–than others. Thankfully, if that mistake is an unwanted tattoo, laser treatment offers a solution.

WHAT IS TATTOO REMOVAL?

Spectrum Laser uses “Gold Standard” Q-switched technology to remove unwanted tattoos. The dual wavelength laser targets specific ink colors breaking them down into tiny particles. These particles are then small enough so that the body’s own natural immune system can flush them away. A series of treatments needed at 8 week intervals.

DOES IT REALLY WORK?

The first question everyone wants to know about potentially using lasers to remove unwanted tattoos is whether the procedure really works. In short, laser tattoo removal is the safest and most effective method for getting rid of that old ink available today. Because it uses only lasers, it is a relatively noninvasive treatment that targets only the ink of your unwanted tattoo and leaves the surrounding skin unaffected.

SAFE AND EFFECTIVE

Not only does laser tattoo removal utilize the body’s own natural processes to help remove the ink, but it also kickstarts the process using nothing more than a highly concentrated beam of light that has literally no effect on the surrounding skin. As the body flushes away the ink particles broken up by the laser, the tattoo will fade away.

AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE

Laser tattoo removal can remove most tattoos safely and effectively. In general, older tattoos that have darker pigments tend to be easier to remove than newer ones that have fluorescent pigments. Patients who don’t smoke and follow a healthy diet and exercise regimen tend to achieve the best results.

One Treatment Isn't Enough

You probably realize this by now, but multiple treatments will be required. Unfortunately, the number of sessions isn’t something that can be predetermined during your initial consultation. 

Downtime between treatments is a key factor. Applying a laser treatment again too soon can increase the risk of side effects like skin irritation and open wounds. The average time between sessions will be determined by our laser expert when you visit us for your evaluation.

How to Prepare for Laser Tattoo Removal

Prior to a laser tattoo removal treatment, you’ll want to avoid sun exposure for four weeks beforehand. You may be instructed to discontinue taking aspirin and ibuprofen, since they may cause you to bruise after your treatment. Make sure to follow all pre-care instructions your medical professional gives you.

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Will It Work On My Tattoo?

As with any cosmetic treatment, the effectiveness of using a laser to remove a tattoo will depend on individual circumstances. However, with the right treatment regimen, tattoos of all pigmentations and sizes can be removed with a laser. For example, certain colors or more dense tattoos may require multiple sessions, though results will be visible from the first treatment, with the unwanted tattoo beginning to fade away after just one visit.

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