Times change. Fashions change. Basically, life changes. But tattoos are forever. Or are they?
Tattoo removal has become one of today’s most popular aesthetic treatments. According to a recent poll, 1 in 4 adults with tattoos experienced tattoo regret.
New, advanced laser tattoo removal technology has made it possible for unwanted tattoos to be more efficiently and effectively removed than previous lasers. However, challenges such as ink particle size, tattoo color, depth of ink particles, tattoo age, and location, all play a role in the speed of clearance and the number of treatments required to achieve optimal results.
The question is, how do you choose the most effective treatment and the most professional and effective clinic? Before you decide where to have your tattoo removed, visit the clinic and ask some important questions. Here are some questions you will want to ask during your initial consultation.
What technology are they using?
You need to choose a clinic that offers effective tattoo removal technology. There are hundreds of lasers out there. You need to choose a clinic that uses the right type of laser for you and your tattoo or it could severely damage your skin and not completely remove the tattoo.
Tattoo ink is removed by using specific wavelengths of light. This is done with laser lights that pass through the skin, but are absorbed by the ink. The rapid absorption of the light energy causes the tattoo ink to break down. The ink is then absorbed and disposed of by the body. Using enlighten®, the most advanced tattoo removal laser currently on the market, Aesthetic Skin & Laser Center’s medical aestheticians can tackle the most difficult tattoo removals, including hard to remove ink colors. enlighten® uses picosecond and nanosecond laser pulses, so treatments can be customized to the tattoo and allows tattoos to be effectively treated with minimal damage to the skin and with less discomfort than other lasers.
Many lasers only offer nanosecond pulse durations, which are not as effective and may not completely remove the tattoo, or require many more treatments than the picosecond laser. Enlighten® is also more powerful than other picosecond lasers resulting in more effective and fewer treatment sessions. allows tattoos to be effectively treated with minimal damage to the skin and with less discomfort than other laser treatments. No more days of long, painful tattoo removal sessions with results as uninspired as the bad tattoos themselves.
Enlighten® offers three different laser wavelengths, so we can more effectively clear tattoos of any color. The impact of the laser energy feels similar to the snap of a thin rubber band. The majority of tattoo removal patients do not require anesthesia.
How many treatments will be needed?
There are no guarantees with any treatment, but professional tattoos typically require between 5 and 8 treatments. Amateur tattoos generally require 4 to 5 treatments. Treatments are usually spaced 6 to 8 weeks apart. The number of treatments that are needed depends on the amount, type, and color of ink used as well as the depth of the ink in the skin. Occasionally, more than 10 treatments may be needed. Greater than 95% fading of the tattoo is often accomplished. However, this will depend on the ink used to create the tattoo, your age and skin type, how long ago the tattoo was done, where it is on your body, and your lifestyle, as well as the tattoo’s color, size, and depth. No two people are the same, and the same goes for tattoos.
How much experience do they have?
You should always choose a clinic with a strong background in tattoo removal. In other words, you don’t just want to go to a tattoo parlor that just happens to also offer tattoo removal. You want professionals who specialize in the highest quality techniques and are aware of the latest technology. This will ensure that they have the right kinds of lasers and treatments and know how to use them properly.
Don’t settle for second best. Choose a clinic that has only experienced medical professionals who are certified to use the technology. This will ensure the highest quality of care with the best treatment outcomes. At Aesthetic Skin & Laser Center, our medically trained Aestheticians have nearly two decades of experience.
Because every tattoo is different, any tattoo removal clinic worth your consideration is going to require that you to come in for an initial consultation before starting treatment. During this consultation, a medically trained Aesthetician will answer any questions you may have and will make you feel confident, comfortable, and at ease with the process. Stop feeling tattoo regret and start tattoo removal TODAY!
Call Aesthetic Skin & Laser Center to set up your initial consultation.
Erin will be happy to schedule a time. Call her at: 412-683-3358