When you get a tattoo, you probably want it to last forever. But minds and situations change. And many tattoos start to fade after a few years, losing the artistic clarity that was the main attraction of the original body art.
If you’re ready to be done with a faded or unwanted tattoo, you should know that you have effective treatments available. It might take a little time, but with our laser tattoo removal treatment, you can restore your smooth, unblemished skin and erase your tattoo.
At Lasercare Skin Clinic, Dr. Bruce Sanderson helps new and existing patients with laser tattoo removal. How long will your laser tattoo removal process take? Consult with Dr. Sanderson at our laser and medical spa in Little Rock, Arkansas, and find out. Here’s what you need to know.
Laser light and tattoo ink
Laser tattoo removal works when laser energy interacts with the tattoo ink deposits beneath your skin. This procedure is effective for all types and colors of tattoo ink, so you don’t need to worry about your results.
Dr. Sanderson uses the state-of-the-art Enlighten sis™ laser with PICO Genesis for laser tattoo removal. This system works on all tattoo colors on all skin types — no tattoo ink is too difficult to remove.
The laser energy from the PICO Genesis is nonthermal and won’t harm your surrounding skin, so it leaves no scarring after treatment. Instead, the photomechanical laser energy causes the tattoo ink to break into tiny particles. The leftover traces of tattoo ink naturally flush away in the days and weeks after your treatment session.
The time you need for laser tattoo removal
While modern tattoo removal techniques are much easier on your skin than previous approaches, you still need time between laser tattoo removal sessions. Dr. Sanderson typically recommends that you wait two weeks between treatments.
The laser treatment creates a sensation like repeatedly getting gently snapped with a rubber band, and some mild swelling and skin flaking can occur after a treatment session to rehydrate and recover.
Depending on your tattoo's size, location, and inks, total removal could take more or less time to complete. Dr. Sanderson can tell you what to expect at your initial consultation appointment. Most people need around five treatment sessions for best results, but a big or ink-heavy tattoo could need more attention.
That said, if the issue with your tattoo is that it’s been fading anyway, the laser tattoo removal process significantly speeds up tattoo fading. After one or two treatment sessions, you could notice your tattoo looking much lighter and less visible.
Tattoo removal that works
With the help of Dr. Sanderson and the team at Lasercare Skin Clinic, you can use modern treatment technologies to get the skin appearance you desire. Tattoos can be beautiful but are also often a cause for regret. Don’t let yourself continue disliking the appearance of your tattooed skin when you can so effectively address the issue!
Talk to Dr. Sanderson today to learn more about what the laser tattoo removal process is likely to look like for you and what you can expect during treatment. Schedule your initial tattoo removal consultation session by calling or requesting an appointment online.