Laser Tattoo Removal for PA

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Lose Unwanted Ink in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

It may have seemed like a good idea at the time, but, as your life changes, your tattoo may begin to feel like a mistake. It can be embarrassing at work, at the beach, and in social situations. When a tattoo becomes a source of emotional discomfort, we just want it gone, but considering the brighter, more colorful inks being used these days, that may not be easy. With laser tattoo removal in PA, your unwanted tattoo can safely and effectively become a thing of the past.

At Stratis Gayner Plastic Surgery, laser tattoo removal is performed with the Lutronic® Spectra VRM III. The Spectra system uses high intensity pulses of light to break up particles of tattoo ink, and these particles are then harmlessly absorbed by your body. This process does not damage healthy skin cells.

To learn more about laser tattoo removal in PA and other non-surgical procedures, request a consultation with Dianne Stein online or call our office at (717) 728-1700.

Advantages of Laser Tattoo Removal

Although laser tattoo removal in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, provides gradual results and requires repeated treatments, it offers several distinct advantages over other options:

Before laser tattoo removal became the standard, the only way to eliminate unwanted ink was with methods that damaged the skin as they physically removed the tattoo. Laser applications made the process far less invasive while yielding better results.

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The Laser Tattoo Removal Procedure

Most people compare the sensation they feel during the laser tattoo removal procedure to having an elastic band snapped against their skin. Ice is used to help alleviate any discomfort.

The duration of the procedure will depend upon the size, complexity, and color of your tattoo. In general, however, you can expect each session to last between 15 and 30 minutes. You should allow four to eight weeks between treatments. The ink will grow fainter after each session, until it fades to the desired outcome.

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Laser Tattoo Removal Recovery and Results

After laser tattoo removal in PA, an antibacterial ointment will be applied to the treated area. Although you can wash and shower afterward, you should avoid scrubbing the skin impacted by the laser.

You will probably see slight discoloration immediately after treatment and, in some cases, redness, swelling, or scabbing, which will heal quickly. Normal skin tone should return in about three to four months.

You should always wear sunscreen to prevent sun damage to your skin, but this is particularly important for the region impacted by your laser tattoo removal session. Be especially sure to keep that area out of the sunlight and away from harmful ultraviolet radiation.

More Laser Treatments

The laser is a versatile and effective tool for a variety of skin care options. Beyond laser tattoo removal, Stratis Gayner offers laser hair removal, laser vein treatment, and laser skin resurfacing.

Learn more about laser tattoo removal in PA at Stratis Gayner Plastic Surgery. Call (717) 728-1700 or contact us online today.

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