When you first got your tattoo, you felt certain that you would enjoy having it forever. Now that several birthdays have passed, you’re starting to have some regret. Maybe you’re looking for a new job or you have simply outgrown the tattoo. Whatever your reason for the regret, laser tattoo removal in Philadelphia can help to create a new you.
Since laser tattoo removal came on the scene, you no longer have to endure a long and painful process that didn’t always produce desired results. Discomfort, treatment time, and effectiveness have all improved significantly. While the concentrated bursts of light from the laser still produce some discomfort, it is quite manageable.
When the intense light bursts penetrate your skin, they break the ink into particles so tiny that you can no longer see them. The particles then travel through your blood stream and your body eliminates them via its natural processes. The light from the laser has no harmful effects on your skin.
Each laser tattoo removal session lasts only a few minutes. You can expect to come in for several sessions before you can no longer see any traces of your tattoo. Tattoos containing only black ink disappear the fastest because black absorbs all wavelengths coming from the laser. Every other color absorbs the laser wavelengths differently, which makes it harder to predict how long it will take to remove a colored tattoo. Blue and green tend to be easier while fluorescent colors like green and purple tend to be more difficult.
We advise you to wait approximately six weeks between each tattoo removal session. This allows enough time for your skin to heal and for your body to absorb and eliminate the tiny ink particles. Please contact us to learn more about having your tattoo removed at the Dermatologic SurgiCenter in the Philadelphia area.