If you have a tattoo somewhere on your body, you have something in common with three out of every 10 Americans. Although 29 percent of Americans have at least one tattoo, many of these individuals would like to have it removed. Some of the older techniques for tattoo removal are very harsh and involve an excessive amount of discomfort and inconvenience. If you’d like to make your ink a distant memory with a safe, simple and effective treatment, then you might want to consider laser tattoo removal at our office.
What is Laser Tattoo Removal?
The techniques used to remove a tattoo have improved over time, and with the help of advanced laser systems, it has become much less uncomfortable to have your old ink removed. However, despite many technological improvements, the process does still involve a little bit of discomfort. With that being said, it is worlds better than older methods. It one of the best techniques available, and it can help you say goodbye to an old, unwanted tattoo.
How a Laser Can Remove Your Old Ink
Every tattoo is different, and the specifics of your laser tattoo removal treatment will be different than what is used for other patients. The number of treatments that are likely needed to remove your tattoo will be discussed during your consultation.
Before considering this procedure, you should know that you will need to undergo multiple sessions. During the procedure, the ink pigments within your skin will absorb energy from a powerful laser, and as the pigments absorb the energy, they’ll shatter into small pieces.
The fast pulses of light from the laser create tiny shockwaves, which help break apart the pigments of ink. You can think of your tattoo like a group of hardened sugar cubes, and the powerful pulses of laser light break the cubes into small granules.
What Happens After the Treatment?
During the laser tattoo removal procedure, the ink that forms your tattoo is broken down, and after the treatment, your body will respond to the shattered ink particles. Once your body detects the broken-down ink particles, it will send fluid to the area and begin flushing away the ink through natural processes. It’s important to understand that you won’t see results overnight, and most patients must undergo a series of treatments.
Why Do I Need Multiple Treatment Sessions?
Every tattoo is created from layers of ink, which are stacked on top of each other. Since there are layers of ink within your skin, it takes multiple treatments to break the pigments down into smaller particles that are small enough to be removed by your body.
Say Goodbye to Your Tattoo
If you’re looking for an effective way to make your ink a distant memory, you should consider laser tattoo removal at Laser Skin Solutions Jacksonville, conveniently located in Jacksonville Beach. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and get started!