It is estimated that around one-third of the people in the United States have one or more tattoos. Of those, around one-fourth of them have regrets about getting inked. This raises the question of what these people can do to get rid of those regretful tattoos. Is there a feasible treatment that works, or are they simply stuck with them?
One way you can say goodbye to that regretful ink is with laser tattoo removal treatments. They are done by utilizing concentrated pulses of light to break up the pigment that makes up the tattoo. The level of success depends on things like the age and size of the tattoo, as well as the type of ink that was used. Typically, newer tattoos are more difficult to remove because of the improvements that have been made in tattoo ink in recent years. However, it all depends on the unique situation. During a consultation at our office, our team can evaluate your ink and give you an idea of what kind of results you can expect from tattoo removal.
During laser tattoo removal, our skilled technician passes the laser over the skin, during which time it emits pulses of intense light that target the tattoo. Smaller tattoos typically do not require as many pulses as larger ones. Regardless of the size, it will likely take multiple treatments to make the tattoo disappear completely. It should look lighter with each treatment.
Laser tattoo removal can be a bit uncomfortable, but not so much so that people are likely to need anesthesia. Many people describe the feeling as that of having the skin snapped with a rubber band. To minimize discomfort, our equipment comes with a cooling agent. Our team can also provide you with numbing agents.
If you have a tattoo that no longer fits with who you are, you should look into laser tattoo removal at ProMD Health. It may well be that, after evaluating your skin condition and looking at the size and nature of the tattoo, you will be a good candidate for laser tattoo removal. However, you won’t know for sure until you come in for a consultation. We have special offers available for new military recruits and breast cancer survivors.
For your convenience, ProMD Health has offices located in Baltimore and Arlington. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to learn more about laser tattoo removal.