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.
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.
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.
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.
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.