Growing out of your old tattoos is a common occurrence. Whether it’s because of a new job, a break-up or you simply don’t like it anymore; there are many reasons to want to get rid of that permanent ink. But our patients throughout Nashville and Middle Tennessee can rest assured that tattoos can be removed in a process known as laser tattoo removal, a simple, non-invasive procedure.
What is the Laser Tattoo Removal Procedure?
While there are several different procedures that can effectively remove a tattoo, laser tattoo removal seems to be the most popular. During this procedure, your technician will direct the laser onto the skin’s surface. Using short pulses of light energy, the laser will break down the pigments of the tattoo, and the body will naturally remove them. You may need up to five or 10 laser tattoo removal treatments to get the results you’re looking for. This will be dependent upon the size of the tattoo, the color of the ink, the age of the tattoo, etc.
What Type of Post-Operative Laser Tattoo Removal Care Can I Expect?
Following your laser tattoo removal procedure, you can expect some redness and swelling of the treatment area. Scarring is very rare as long as you follow the proper after-care instructions, which your doctor will go over with you before treatment. Patients are advised to stay out of direct sunlight for optimal results. To get a better understanding of what you can expect, please take a look at some laser tattoo removal before and after pictures.
What are Laser Tattoo Removal Costs?
The size, color, and age of that tattoo may all play a role in how many treatments your will need, which will affect the pricing. But Dr. Marvel will be able to determine the best course of treatment during you one-on-one appointment.