You may have thought that getting a tattoo on your arm is a heck of a lot easier than it is to get it off your arm. Fortunately, you live in a modern age where you have some options to help this tattoo removal process along. One of these procedures, laser tattoo removal, is likely the one approach that will help you kick your unwanted ink to the curb.
How It Works
Once ink sets in your skin, your tattoo is firmly in place. The idea of contacting a local dermatologist for laser tattoo removal is to allow an expert to remove the ink from your skin the right way. The essence of laser tattoo removal is that the laser penetrates deep into the skin to disrupt the ink. The ink breaks up under the influence of the laser, and this makes it possible for the body to start to deal with it through natural processes. The ink gets absorbed by the body and removed gradually. This process, however, is not complete with a single laser treatment session. What has actually occurred is that the laser has broken up enough ink to cause the tattoo to fade a bit.
How Many Laser Tattoo Removal Treatments Do You Need?
While the answer to the question of how many laser tattoo removal treatments you need is a bit subjective, the easy answer is that it depends on the nature of the ink and the colors represented in the tattoo, among other factors. As a general guide, you are looking at a series of treatment sessions to completely remove the tattoo. Each of these treatments will take place multiple weeks apart. Our dermatological team will speak with you about treatment tips for your skin between laser tattoo removal treatment sessions.
Reasons for Unwanted Ink
There are many reasons why you might wake up one day and conclude that the tattoo you are carrying around on your body constitutes unwanted ink. Regardless of the reasons, while the notion of getting a tattoo may have seemed like a good idea in the past, it is by far not what you desire anymore. Thankfully, laser tattoo removal exists.
If you regret your ink, make an appointment at Dermatology Consultants of South Florida to learn more about your options regarding tattoo removal. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Sunrise or Coral Springs.