Erase Your Ink with Laser Tattoo Removal
Tattoos are an ancient art form that currently has undergone a renaissance. Over the last few years it has gone from crude pigments, usually charcoal, to very extensive and colorful works of art on a living canvas.
Tattoos are permanent and often a youthful indiscretion or an impulse frequently undertaken while under the influence of alcohol or after chemical substances. What seemed so cool at the time of the tattoo placement does not seem to be such a wise move later on.
Others put names of husbands, wives, or lovers on themselves. Life’s situations can change but evidence of previous relationships or liasons remain indelibly.
Others wish to change part of a previous tattoo and have something else injected into their skin and update the tattoo.
One must remember, tattoos are not all the same. The type of ink, the color, the depth to which the ink was injected are all factors that can affect how long it takes to remove a given tattoo.
The laser shatters the ink into much smaller particles which the body gradually absorbs. Often times several treatments are required with different wavelengths of laser for certain colors. The treatment can cause some discomfort. We take precautions to reduce the amount of sensitivity caused by the laser.
Consultations for laser tattoo removal in Brownwood Texas are available at Creative Image Laser Solutions. Prices, estimated treatments, and post treatment care can be discussed at that time.
How does laser tattoo removal work?
Laser tattoo removal works by releasing high-intensity light beam lasers to break up the pigment colors of the tattoo. This treats the tattoo by vibrating and shattering the ink into smaller micro-particles, which can then be easily and safely removed. The lymphatic system of the body gradually absorbs the color producing a fading. Usually, between 5 and 15 treatments are necessary to clear the tattoo and allow the skin to return to its natural color. This treatment is not effective for white or cosmetic ink.
Will the tattoo be completely gone after the first treatment?
Depending on the size and color of the tattoo, the number of treatments will vary. Between five and 15 treatments are usually necessary to clear the tattoo and allow the skin to return to its natural color. Laser treatments vary from patient to patient depending on the age, size, and type of tattoo, and whether it was done by a professional or amateur. The color of the patient’s skin, as well as the depth to which the tattoo pigment extends, will also affect the removal technique.
Can all colors be removed?
Black and blue tattoo pigments absorbs all laser wavelengths, making those tattoos the easiest to treat. Other colors may be treated by the MedLite Laser’s selected wavelengths. Certain colors may be more effectively removed than others.
Is tattoo removal painful?
Most patients do not require any anesthesia. However, depending on the location of the tattoo and the pain threshold of the patient, the doctor may choose to use some form of anesthesia, such as a topical cream or numbing injections at the site of the procedure, or a combination of both. The best way to describe how laser tattoo removal feels on the skin is that it is similar to the feeling of a snapped rubber-band.
Are their risks involved with tattoo removal?
There are minimal side effects to laser tattoo removal. However, you should consider these factors in your decision:
- The tattoo removal site is at risk for infection.
- There may be a lack of complete pigment removal.
- There is a slight chance that the treatment can leave a permanent scar.
- There is a risk of hypo-pigmentation, where the treated skin is paler than surrounding skin, or hyper-pigmentation, where the treated skin is darker than surrounding skin.
- Cosmetic tattoos such as lip liner, eyeliner, and eyebrows may darken following laser treatment. Further treatment of the darkened tattoos usually results in fading.
How much does tattoo removal cost?
The average laser tattoo removal cost ranges from $200 to $500 per treatment session. The cost is dependent on several factors, including the type and extent of the tattoo and the skill of the doctor. Tattoo removal is a personal option, and in most cases is considered a cosmetic procedure. Most insurance carriers will not cover the process unless it is medically necessary. For more financial information on tattoo removal, click here.
With this new technology, Creative Image Laser Center wanst to become your choice for a tattoo removal in Brownwood, TX! Call our office to request a consultation, and let us discuss your tattoo removal options with you: (325) 641-1927.