Some individuals have the experience of looking at their new tattoo and absolutely loving what they see. Other people see their new tattoo for the first time and have immediate regret. It may not be what they were expecting, a word may be misspelled, or the colors may not be right. If you feel like you had a bad ink job done, laser tattoo removal may be able to help you.
How Does the Treatment Work?
A lot of people have the idea that laser tattoo removal is designed to burn the skin, which will remove the ink. This is not true. The energy from the laser is actually going to break up the ink particles that are under the skin. Since these particles will be smaller, the body will be able to flush them out in a natural way. The body is actually always trying to remove the ink from the body. However, since the particles are so large, it is not able to do so. Laser tattoo removal assists the body in helping it to do what it already wants to do. This is one of the reasons why individuals often see their tattoos fade over time.
You will likely need to visit us for several sessions in order to have a tattoo completely removed. You may need fewer sessions if you are just going to have part of your tattoo revised. The laser sessions are usually spaced a couple of weeks apart. It is good for our clients to understand that it usually takes several months in order for them to get the results that they are looking for.
Are You a Good Candidate?
Most individuals are able to say goodbye to bad ink with laser tattoo removal. This is true of individuals who have both light and dark skin. However, there are a lot of factors that will influence how quickly a tattoo can be removed.
One of the factors is where the tattoo is located on the body. Basically, the closer the tattoo is to your heart, the more quickly it can be removed. As we mentioned, the laser will break up the ink particles with the goal of allowing the body to remove them naturally.
Other things that will determine how quickly tattoos can be removed include the ink colors and the age of the tattoo. If you have any skin conditions or health problems, you will need to mention these to the practitioner who works with you. Your overall health will also influence tattoo removal.
Contact Us Today
Are you interested in laser tattoo removal at Laser Skin Solutions Jacksonville? We are interested in helping individuals who have a bad ink job at our clinic in Jacksonville Beach. If you are interested in removing a tattoo that you recently had applied or that is quite old, we can help. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!