What Is Laser Tattoo Removal?
People have been getting tattoos ever since the beginning of modern civilization. It is estimated that 25 percent of people have at least one tattoo. Half of these people want to get their tattoos removed. In the past, people did not have many options for removing tattoos that they did not want. Additionally, many tattoo methods caused serious damage to the skin.
The good news is that people who have unwanted tattoos now have the option of getting laser tattoo removal. This technique involves using laser light and heat to remove the tattoo.
Is Laser Tattoo Removal Right For Me?
Most people who have unwanted tattoos will benefit from getting laser tattoo removal. Even if one has had other tattoo removal treatments, he or she may still be able to get this treatment. Only a healthcare provider can determine whether this treatment is right for you.
How Many Laser Tattoo Removal Treatments Will I Need?
The number of laser tattoo treatments that one needs can vary. The color and size of your tattoo will determine how many treatments that a person needs to get. People who have smaller tattoos may only need to get two or three treatment. However, people who have large tattoos may need to get eight to 10 treatments.
It is also important to note that black tattoos are easier to remove than colored tattoos. The reason that black tattoos are easier to remove is that they can absorb all wavelengths. That is why people who have colored tattoos will need to have more treatments.
Is Laser Tattoo Removal Painful?
Most people find that laser tattoo removal is not a painful procedure. Anesthesia is typically not required, but topical anesthesia can be used. Painkiller injections can also be used to minimize the pain. Patients will need to apply an ice pack to the treated area after they get laser tattoo removal.
Side Effects of Laser Tattoo Removal
Laser tattoo removal may cause minimal side effects. This treatment can cause hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation, but this is temporary. Keep in mind that laser treatment is safer than many of the other methods used to remove tattoos, such as dermabrasion and excision.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you’re living with an unwanted tattoo, MacMed Spa, Salon and Medical can help. We offer safe and effective laser tattoo removal to help rid you of your unwanted tattoo once and for all. Our experienced medical staff will create a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs. Contact MacMed Spa, Salon and Medical today to schedule your consultation. We have three convenient locations in Milford, Framingham, and Hopedale.