They often say that hindsight is 20/20. Unfortunately, when this realization sinks in, it generally comes a little too late. This is especially the case when it comes to having some regret over getting tattoos. Perhaps you have some tattoos that you once thought were cool when you were younger. As you got a little older, your tastes started to change. Over time, you began to realize that your tattoos are holding you back. In fact, your ink might have even cost you numerous jobs. Today, you have decided that it is time to erase these tattoos and get your life back on track. As a result, you may find yourself wondering if laser tattoo removal is right for you. We’re here to help.
How Laser Tattoo Removal Works
If you are thinking of getting rid of old tattoos, then laser tattoo removal is likely your best option. Sure, you could try over-the-counter remedies, but the truth is that they don’t work. The ink settles deep in your skin, and worse, not all the ink of your tattoos resides on the same plane. This can make ink difficult to remove using virtually any method other than laser treatment.
Since laser tattoo removal penetrates light energy deep within the skin, this gives methods involving a laser an advantage over most other tattoo removal methods. In simple terms, the goal of using a laser is to cause light energy to impact with ink molecules in your skin. This collision causes the ink molecules to burst into fragments. It then possible for the body’s own lymphatic system to remove these fragments from your skin as a waste product.
How Many Treatment Sessions are Needed?
While it is impossible at the present time to remove all your body ink with a single session with a laser, laser tattoo removal does work to fade your tattoos over time. As a general rule, it usually takes a series of treatment sessions with a laser, spaced a set amount of time apart, to completely eliminate the ink embedded within your skin. The exact number of sessions varies from client to client.
Getting Started with Laser Tattoo Removal
When you’re ready to get rid of unwanted body ink, you can turn to the team at Nouveau MedSpa & Salon in Chubbuck, ID for laser tattoo removal treatment. Contact our office today to schedule an initial consultation and learn more. We look forward to speaking with you!