Painting of the human body goes back to the beginning of recorded history, and thus the removal of unwanted tattoos has probably been around that long as well. The variety of techniques used to apply tattoos is staggering; the source of the ink, where on the body the tattoo is applied, colors and designs used, even the depth into the skin can vary dramatically. Thus the approach that the practitioner faces to remove tattoos must take into account that every person and every tattoo that is unique.
Currently, almost twenty percent of people in North America have tattoos and the number is growing. Tattoos are desired when the person is younger but can limit one in the professional workplace and as a result, patients wish to remove them because they feel they are judged negatively. Tattoos are also removed because of an individual's desire to replace the existing tattoo was in your design.
Before the advent of the medical laser, common techniques included cryosurgery, dermabrasion or excision. These methods can be painful and may often result in scarring. Laser treatments are safer. They are minimally invasive and only target the ink used in the tattoo process. Lasers are now the modern standard for tattoo removal, specifically the Q-switched laser.
A PERMANENT SOLUTION
Stop hiding! SPECTRA Laser Tattoo Removal uses laser energy to significantly lighten or completely remove your tattoo. Ink particles are targeted by the laser energy and broken into small fragments that your body can absorb. Tattoo ink is heavily deposited deep into your skin, and as a result, in order to completely remove the tattoo, multiple treatments are required.
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WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR TATTOO REMOVAL TREATMENT
Some patients say they feel stinging, like a snap of a rubber band on the skin. Some patients do not require anesthetics. However, most patients feel more comfortable was a local numbing agent such as a topical anesthetic. We recommend Zensa cream that you can pick up during your consultation and apply prior to your appointment. Application laser energy to the target tissue results in a whitish color change in the treated areas.