Are you starting to regret that tattoo you got on a whim this year? If so, you are not alone! Many of us make the rash decision of getting a tattoo that we end up regretting. Luckily, the Skin & Vein Center offers laser tattoo removal that can get rid of your unwanted tattoos. In fact, laser tattoo removal is one of our most popular treatments. Take a look at how our laser tattoo removal procedure can get rid of any regrets you have:

How Laser Tattoo Removal Works

Laser tattoo removal can help 25% of individuals who have tattoos and regret them. Our laser tattoo removal treatment works by breaking up the pigment colors in your tattoo with a high-intensity light beam. Black pigment is the easiest color to treat since it absorbs every laser wavelength. Other colors are harder to get rid of as only certain lasers can be used on them. Multiple treatments will be needed to fully break down the pigment in your skin and effectively reduce the appearance of the tattoo.

Size Matters

The size of your tattoo will determine the length of your laser tattoo removal treatment. Smaller tattoos are more easily removed, as few laser pulses are needed to be applied to the treated area. Larger tattoos will often require additional laser pulses and multiples treatments to see complete results. After each visit, you should see the tattoo become lighter and lighter until it is barely visible.

The Procedure

Using laser technology directly on the skin is not completely comfortable. Most patients say the procedure is around the same feeling of pain as getting the initial tattoo. Anesthesia is not typically used for our treatments, but a topical anesthesia cream can be applied to help after your treatment. Make sure to keep the treatment area covered in antibiotic cream and bandage to prevent the possibility of infection. Additionally, keeping your skin covered in sunlight will help as well.

Your Laser Tattoo Removal Center

If you are ready to fix the regrets of 2019, look no further than the Skin & Vein Center. We can help remove the appearance of your unwanted tattoos. Call today for your free consultation on laser tattoo removal!

Dr. Eric Seiger is a board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon who has been offering innovative, expert medical solutions since graduating from New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine in 1986. Throughout his career as a leader in the field of cosmetic surgery and enhancements, Dr. Seiger has been frequently published in medical journals for his development of new techniques for the safe removal and treatment of veins.