When you’re young and hip, getting a tattoo can seem like the coolest thing to do. Tattoo designs have become more stylish and creative than ever, but this doesn’t mean that they’re for everyone. Although they are still highly popular, tattoos can keep you from getting the right job and moving up in the world in a very real way. This is especially true if the tattoos are located on areas of the body like the arms and neck. Thankfully, laser technology has provided a way out if you feel regretful about getting one or more tattoos. Here at DrYoungForever, we encourage you to learn more about our tattoo removal treatment.
Benefits of Lasers
Before laser tattoo removal, tattoos were removed with harsher methods. Dermabrasion for the removal of tattoos can be uncomfortable and the results often less than satisfactory. When you want a tattoo removed, you want it gone completely. When lasers are used for tattoo removal, it takes far fewer treatments than it does with conventional forms of tattoo removal. The risk of infection during the removal process is greatly reduced with the use of lasers. One of the most notable benefits is the ability to remove certain ink colors that are hard to remove with other forms of tattoo removal.
How Lasers Remove Tattoos
Darker colors like black are always going to absorb more light than lighter colors such as red or green. People live by this simple scientific principle when choosing a t-shirt during the summer months. The white one will always be a cooler option, and the same natural principle is what makes laser removal of tattoos so effective. A light-energy laser beam is used during the procedure. Black tattoo pigment will absorb all wavelengths of light, and this makes it the easiest ink color to remove. The high-intensity light beam breaks up the ink or pigment into microscopic bits. These are safely absorbed and eliminated from the body naturally.
Your tattoo artist might have layered the colors of the design over a few different appointments, or maybe in the same appointment. It will probably take more than one treatment to remove the tattoo completely. It might be necessary to switch to different lasers to treat different colors of pigment, since each color responds differently. Skin color is also a deciding factor on which kind of laser is used.
What to Remember Before Tattoo Removal Treatment
If you decide to have your tattoo removed with us, please make sure to make all appointments. Remember that each treatment removes more ink, so missing an appointment will set you back.
After the procedures, make sure to protect the treated area from direct sunlight, even if you have a darker skin tone. Too much direct sunlight after the procedure can aggravate the treated area and negatively affect the results. If you’re ready to remove your unwanted tattoo or tattoos, feel free to make an appointment with DrYoungForever. At our convenient location in San Antonio, our caring and dedicated team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option to you in full and answer any questions you may have about our tattoo removal treatment. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!