The popularity of tattoos is showing no sign of slowing down, with nearly a quarter of Americans sporting at least one tattoo on their bodies. Even with the steady interest in getting a tattoo, it’s estimated that a good 50% of those who do get a tattoo will eventually seek to have it taken out with the help of laser tattoo removal. At the Skin and Vein Center, Dr. Seiger has helped hundreds of patients take out unwanted tattoos.
Laser tattoo removal techniques have made a lot of progress over the years; those who regret a tattoo that they got years ago can have it completely taken out, with little to no side effects as a result. The lasers target the pigment of the tattoo with a high-intensity beam of light that breaks up the particles of the color where it can be absorbed into the skin.
The best tattoo removal results are found in those who have smaller tattoos that are made up of only black ink. Tattoos that are simple in design and use only black ink are the easiest to take out as tattoos that use a lot of colors require stronger efforts and more tattoo removal sessions to break up the pigments. Of course, full-color tattoos can be treated as well, they’ll just require more attention.
The number of overall treatments will depend upon the tattoo and the patient with some patients seeing full results after just a couple of sessions and other requiring many sessions over the course of many months before the tattoo is fully taken out. Each tattoo removal process is going to be completely unique depending on the individual’s age, skin, health conditions, and of course their tattoo- how much skin it covers and how intricate the design.
It’s important to seek a reputable cosmetic surgery doctor or dermatologist to take out the tattoo to ensure that you get the proper care and treatment as well as optimal results. At the Skin and Vein Center, Dr. Seiger has performed countless tattoo removals for patients, always providing top-notch care and reliability.