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A Guide To Laser Tattoo Removal

Dec 31 2014

When it comes to tattoos, choosing something that will remain on your body forever is often a difficult process. More often than not, patients end up with something they regret getting when they were younger. For patients looking to have their tattoo removed, laser tattoo removal is a great option.

Does laser tattoo removal hurt?

The impact of the laser’s beam on human skin is often described as the feeling of rubber bands snapping against the skin. While not excruciating, the laser may cause some discomfort. However, many patients describe the feeling as hurting far less than it did to actually get the tattoo.

How does laser tattoo removal work?

Depending on the size of the tattoo in question, the laser is focused on an area and emits multiple pulses. Each pulse feels different, however local anesthesia can be used to lessen the unpleasantness during the procedure.

The laser breaks up the ink into pieces that are absorbed by the body without any difficulty. Using the VersaPulse® laser, the process is a bit quicker than other treatment options as it is able to handle multiple colors at the same time. In the past, medical professionals had to make use of multiple lasers to tackle more stubborn tattoos.

How many laser tattoo removal treatments do I need?

The number varies patient to patient, however there is typically more than one session involved in laser tattoo removal. Depending on the complexity of the tattoo and the well-being of the patient, the potential for multiple laser tattoo removal sessions will be discussed.

What is the recovery time for laser tattoo removal?

For around a half-hour after the initial treatment, the subjected area might appear to swell or appear pale. The tattoo will feel like a sunburn and there may be slight bleeding. A topical antibiotic ointment is available to patients between laser tattoo removal sessions. The tattoo should completely fade within four to six weeks after completed sessions.

QUESTIONS ABOUT LASER TATTOO REMOVAL? CONTACT DR. POTOZKIN.

Do you have questions about laser tattoo removal or any of the other services we offer? Contact Dr. Jerome Potozkin today to schedule a consultation. Our offices are located in Danville, proudly accommodating the Walnut Creek area. You can reach us at (925)272-2695 today, and we look forward to serving you.

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