Forget the Past and Remove That Old Tattoo
- Posted on: Jan 15 2020
Just like a quarter of the United States population, there’s a chance that you too have a tattoo. Maybe it’s filled with blissful memories of your careless days, or maybe you’ve discovered its charming location isn’t so charming in professional settings. Whatever the reasons may be, there’s no need to live with your past in the new year with our Enlighten tattoo removal procedure.
Before jumping on impulses that you may regret, here are some of your most common questions answered about tattoo laser removal so that you can feel fully confident in your decision.
How does it work?
The laser will penetrate the skin using short pulses of light to reach the ink just below the upper layers. The ink then breaks down into smaller particles that are absorbed by the lighter layers of your skin, which is then removed by your body’s immune system.
How many treatments will I need?
Each treatment will significantly reduce the appearance of your tattoo after the laser breaks down and removes the ink. However, the number of sessions will depend on the size and intricacies of your tattoo. Luckily, the Enlighten laser is the market’s premier laser that removes in half the number of sessions compared to competitors. It uses both 1064 nm and 532 nm wavelengths, combined with a dual picosecond and nanosecond pulse duration. The result is a more efficient removal process safe for all skin colors and skin types that none can compare.
How will it feel?
Luckily, the decision to remove your tattoo is less painful than getting it in the first place. Some patients compare the sensation to that of mildly snapping a rubber band against the skin, and most express no significant discomfort at all. Topical anesthesia may be applied for an even more comfortable experience.
What is recovery like?
Right after the removal, ice packs may be applied to the area to reduce any discomfort and swelling. At-home care will need to be strictly followed for the best results. You should remove the sun, tanning beds, and lotions. Keep the area moist with a topical antibiotic cream and bandage.
If you live in Bellevue and Seattle, Washington and you’re ready to move on from your past, then contact the office of Kristin J. Tarbet, MD. Call us at 425-455-2131 to schedule a consultation with one of our laser specialists.