Tattoo regret is a common feeling for about 25 percent of the people in the United States who have tattoos. There are several ways to remove a tattoo, but laser tattoo removal is by far the most effective and the safest. You can get rid of one or more tattoos with minimal side effects thanks to this popular treatment, which is available at our office in Baltimore, MD.
Laser tattoo removal works because the laser light targets the tattoo ink in the deeper layers of skin and breaks the ink molecules into minuscule fragments. The pieces of ink are tiny and carried by the bloodstream to the lymphatic system, where they are absorbed and eliminated from the body.
Different colors of tattoo ink require different laser wavelengths. Our specialist can adjust the laser setting as needed to treat the different colors of the tattoo. If your tattoo is many years old, it may already be fading to some extent. This is because new skin cells in the dermis have replaced the cells colored with ink. A 10-year old, solid black tattoo may take fewer treatments to remove completely than a two-year-old red, yellow or green tattoo. However, it all depends on the situation.
Your tattoo will first be examined by our specialist in Baltimore, MD, who can evaluate the tattoo and explain the best treatment plan for you. It will depend on the age of the tattoo, as well as the size, placement on your body, your skin tone and the colors of ink. If you have had other treatments as an attempt to remove the tattoo, it may change the number of laser treatments you need. After each treatment, the tattoo should look more faded.
During your consultation with our expert at ProMD Health in Baltimore, MD, you may learn if laser tattoo removal is your best option. You may also learn how many treatments you need to remove your tattoo. There is no need to have tattoo regret when there is laser tattoo removal available.