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Tattoos are a very cool, individualized and artistic way to express yourself. That is until you don’t want yours anymore! The increasing mainstream acceptance of seeing ink on your favorite athlete, actor, or model has changed our attitudes about who has tattoos and why they get them. But as more and more people are eager to “go under the needle” and doing so in record numbers, there is a growing percentage that regrets the decision. Thankfully, they have the option of laser-assisted tattoo removal. Unfortunately, it can cost a lot more in time and money to remove a tattoo than to get one in the first place!
If you’ve ever wondered how a tattoo is made, it involves the placement of ink particles into the dermis, or middle layer of skin, with a fine needle. Today, this process generally involves multiple layers of ink, blending of many different colors (think Crayola rainbow) and even the use of white or “invisible” ink that glows in the dark! Tattoos have evolved from the single, black anchor on the forearm to very complex, colorful and sometimes very large works of art!
Unfortunately, the science and technology of laser tattoo removal haven’t evolved quite as quickly as the art of tattooing. But it’s sure to come a long way! Today, lasers can treat almost every color of tattoo ink. But successful laser-assisted tattoo removal is a very tricky process. There are a lot of factors to consider; the size and body location of the tattoo as well as the skill of the tattoo artist in addition to the colors used all must be considered prior to select the right laser; these factors can also affect the time it takes to treat and the rate of treatment success as well.
Lasers work to break up the tattoo ink into smaller particles that the body’s immune system can clear naturally. Light is the energy source that the laser uses to do this. Certain wavelengths of light are drawn to and absorbed by certain colors of ink, so laser tattoo removal is a very complex yet specific process. It’s very important to remember that the laser’s energy is designed to target the tattoo ink—not the skin that it’s in. However, it takes the right laser, set at the right energy level, and treated to the proper skin response for tattoo removal to work. Simply put, who you choose for your tattoo makes all the difference!
Come visit us to see how Celibre Medical Corporation does laser tattoo removal differently. We use only the most advanced, FDA-approved lasers for tattoo removal, and our laser practitioners have all licensed professionals with extensive training and experience. Call us today to learn more about our tattoo removal laser program.