People get a tattoo for many different reasons. Some want a tattoo to commemorate a special event in their life or as a tribute to someone important. Others find that tattoos are a wonderful result of self-expression. Many Americans today have tattoos, but what happens if later in life, one regrets their tattoo? Some patients may regret their tattoo due to its location or its meaning. What can be done at this point?
The team of Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery Center is pleased to provide a solution known as laser tattoo removal.
How does laser tattoo removal work?
Not all techniques used in the past to removal tattoos have been safe or successful, including excision and dermabrasion. However, with laser tattoo removal, patients not only achieve results but can do so in an affordable manner. Laser tattoo removal works by heating the pigments of the tattoo to break them down. As the pigmentation breaks down, it is then absorbed by the body and eliminated. With the use of modern lasers, patients of most ethnicities are able to achieve the results they desire with several treatment sessions. It is essential that patients understand that laser tattoo removal is a process, and results are not achieved with just one appointment.
How long does it take to remove a tattoo with laser removal?
This can be a difficult question to answer, as there are several factors that need consideration before a doctor can offer an estimate of removal time. Darker inks will require more treatment than lighter inks. Additionally, the longer a patient has had the tattoo, the more treatments might be necessary to eliminate it. During a consultation visit with Dr. Armen Serebrakian, patients can get a proper quote on the time and cost needed to achieve the desired results.
Am I a candidate for laser tattoo removal?
If you are considering the benefits of removing an unwanted or old tattoo, we welcome you to book an appointment with the Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery Center. Dr. Armen Serebrakian and his team can provide laser tattoo removal solutions to reduce or eliminate the appearance of a tattoo on the skin. New and existing patients are invited to one of our two convenient locations in Pinhole and Larkspur.