Have you gotten a tattoo that you no longer want on your body? When you have a tattoo that you’re unhappy with, you may worry that you’re stuck with it for life. Fortunately, advancements in technology have made laser tattoo removal an effective way to permanently remove unwanted tattoos and leave your skin clear.
Impressions Skin Solutions in Hendersonville, TN, offers laser tattoo removal treatments using the Cutera Enlighten 3 system. This method of laser tattoo removal can delve deeper into the skin and break down ink of any color. Read on to learn more about laser tattoo removal and how it works.
What Is Laser Tattoo Removal?
Laser tattoo removal is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that uses laser light to remove unwanted tattoos from the skin. This type of tattoo removal uses rapid pulses of intense laser energy to break down the ink in your tattoos. This ink is then removed naturally from the body, and the skin is left clear and free of any remnants of your old tattoo.
One of the benefits of laser tattoo removal is that the laser light only interacts with the ink particles. This means it does not affect the surrounding skin and should leave no long-term marks.
Candidates for Tattoo Removal
Ideal candidates for laser tattoo removal include anyone who wants to permanently remove a tattoo from their skin. There are many reasons that someone may want to have a tattoo removed.
A common reason is that the tattoo has faded, stretched, or changed in appearance. It could also be that the tattoo brings back negative memories or emotions. And many people simply do not like the tattoo anymore. Whatever the reason, laser tattoo removal can help.
To confirm that you are a good candidate for laser tattoo removal, you must have a consultation appointment with a cosmetic medicine provider. We can examine your unwanted tattoos to determine whether laser removal will be able to permanently break down the ink and give you clear skin in that area.
How Is Laser Tattoo Removal Performed?
Are you considering laser tattoo removal to get rid of your unwanted tattoos? A lot of patients are new to this treatment and want more information on what it involves. Below is a breakdown of what you can expect when seeking laser tattoo removal.
Consulting with an Expert
Before you can schedule a laser tattoo removal session, you must consult with a cosmetic provider. During your consultation appointment, we’ll assess your tattoos and discuss your desired outcome to confirm that laser tattoo removal is the right option for you. If so, we’ll begin developing your unique treatment plan.
Laser tattoo removal takes multiple sessions to complete, and the number of sessions you’ll need will depend on several factors. These factors include the following:
* Tattoo size and shape
* Location of the tattoo on the body
* The colors and types of ink used in the tattoo
* How long you’ve had the tattoo
Older tattoos with fewer colors are easier to remove and typically require fewer sessions. Larger tattoos that have many different colors of ink can take numerous sessions to completely remove. Tattoos that are less than one year old are usually not candidates for removal, and we will advise you to wait before starting treatment.
The Tattoo Removal Process
On the day of a tattoo removal session, you will be asked to cleanse your skin with a gentle soap. Do not apply anything else to the area. This includes lotions, creams, serums, and other topical products. When you arrive for your session, we may apply a topical anesthetic to the area to provide optimal comfort.
You will be able to sit back or lie down during your laser tattoo removal session. We want clients to be able to relax as much as possible while receiving treatment. Using a handheld device, our provider will perform your procedure in a quick and simple manner.
The Cutera Enlighten 3 device emits intense pulses of laser energy deep into the skin, breaking down the particles of ink in your tattoo. These particles are then removed from the body naturally through your lymphatic drainage system.
Once your tattoo removal session is complete, you will be able to return home and resume all normal activities. There is no downtime necessary and no recovery process. The only recommendation is to avoid direct and prolonged sun exposure.
Your Tattoo Removal Results
It can take several weeks to months to see your tattoo removal results. You will need to attend multiple sessions, depending on the size, location, and age of your tattoo. These sessions will be spaced several weeks apart to allow the skin to heal properly.
Between each session, your body will work to remove the destroyed ink particles, making your tattoo less visible. Once you have completed all of the required sessions for your tattoo, you can expect to see clear skin that is free of any remaining ink.
Laser Tattoo Removal at Impressions Skin Solution
Do you have a tattoo you no longer want? Laser tattoo removal is the best way to address your unwanted tattoos. Impressions Skin Solutions in Hendersonville, TN, provides laser tattoo removal for clients looking to remove their tattoos.
We are one of the few providers that use the Cutera Enlighten 3 tattoo removal system. Unlike other removal lasers, the Cutera Enlighten 3 can delve deeper into the skin to remove all colors of ink. To experience your own tattoo removal results, schedule a consultation with one of our cosmetic medicine providers.