Tattoos are an incredibly popular art form, seen on people of all ages. In many situations, a person who gets a tattoo will keep it for life. However, we are now seeing a demand for safe, effective tattoo removal, which we are pleased to provide in our comfortable esthetic center in Bend, Oregon.
Is laser tattoo removal the only option for clearer skin?
The need for tattoo removal is not new. Everything from surgery to creams have been developed in hopes of achieving clearer skin. Topical creams continue to be sold in various retail outlets. In an effort to avoid surgery, many people try such products. The issue with a topical approach is the ink is not on the skin’s surface, but in tissues beneath. For this reason, a cream or other topical product will not achieve the desired outcome.
Does laser tattoo removal get good results?
Laser tattoo removal has advanced dramatically in recent years. Early devices could successfully remove certain pigments but not others. Thermal energy was somewhat uncomfortable. Today, the process of removing unwanted ink is much easier, more comfortable, and more precise. Using specific wavelengths of light delivered in ultra-short pulses, it affects even the pigments that have historically been a challenge.
How does laser hair removal work?
Treatment involves targeting ink with a state-of-the-art 1064/532 q switch laser. The thermal energy of these precise wavelengths passes through the epidermis and is absorbed into deeper tissue. Here, particles of ink are broken apart. With each subsequent session, the particles are further broken down until they are small enough to be naturally absorbed and reduced.
Is the process the same for every patient?
Modern laser devices like ours have adjustable settings that allow full customization for each individual. Not all ink is the same, just like not all skin is the same. To determine the most appropriate setting, we will assess your skin as well as the characteristics of your tattoo.
How many treatments will I need?
Every person’s skin and immune system are unique, and these factor in to the result. Also, the size, age, colors, density of those colors, and location all affect the removal process.
The experienced staff at EsthetixMD can develop a personal treatment plan through which you can feel better about the appearance of your skin. To learn more about laser tattoo removal, contact our office and schedule a consultation.
*Individual results will vary