Tattoos can enhance your appearance, but they can also have the opposite effect. There are a million different ways to end up with an embarrassing tattoo, and if this describes your situation, you should consider laser tattoo removal.
According to some of the latest statistics, about 20 percent of Americans have at least one tattoo. As works of art, tattoos can help you express how you feel about certain aspects of life, but if you end up with the wrong design, you’ll quickly regret the decision to get it. The good news is that it has become much easier to get an embarrassing tattoo removed thanks to laser tattoo removal.
How Laser Treatment Works
The process of laser tattoo removal has improved over time. In the distant past, the only process available was long and inconvenient. Today, it’s nowhere near as uncomfortable.
To remove the tattoo with a laser, strong bursts of energy are directed at the ink pigments. When the laser energy makes contact with the ink pigments, it causes them to shatter, so they become much easier for the body to remove naturally.
How to Prepare
To prepare for the procedure, you’ll need to schedule a consultation with us. During the consultation, we’ll discuss your cosmetic goals and talk about your medical history. You’ll need to disclose previous surgeries and talk about any previous health problems you’ve had. We’ll talk with you about all of the details of the procedure and make sure that you have realistic expectations.
Once all of the details have been sorted out, you’ll be ready for the actual procedure. Since every tattoo is unique, there are some unique challenges associated with removing it. Some tattoos will only require a few treatment sessions while others might need several more.
Most patients want to find out the exact number of treatment sessions needed to get their tattoo removed, but this is very difficult to predict. The age, location, color and size of the tattoo will determine how many treatment sessions are needed for removal.
During the procedure, you’ll need to wear protective eyewear. The laser tattoo removal process involves a special device which sends pulses of laser light into your skin. The sensation has been compared to rubber band snaps against the skin.
Say Goodbye to Your Old Tattoo
If you live in or around the New England area and you’re ready to get rid of some embarrassing ink, laser tattoo removal at the office of Dr. Joseph A. Russo, MD could be the solution. Our office is located in Newton and we happily serve the Boston area. Contact us today to schedule your appointment to learn more.