Clear Lake Dermatologists Serve Patients Requiring Laser Tattoo Removal in Clear Lake, TX.
How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?
High-intensity beams of light break down the tattoo’s ink pigment. Black is the easiest color to break down because the dark ink color can easily absorb all the different wavelengths of the laser. Other colors may require different laser wavelengths, which is why the procedure is customized for each individual.
Who Can Benefit From Laser Tattoo Removal?
In the past, various techniques were used to remove tattoos. Unfortunately, many of those techniques resulted in extensive scarring, which often times was more unsightly to look at than the tattoo itself. Anyone who has unsuccessfully tried an older method of tattoo removal in the past could be a good candidate for laser tattoo removal, provided there is not extensive scarring. Those who have never tried any other method of removal but are plagued with “tattoo regret” could also benefit from it.
What is the Laser Tattoo Removal Procedure?
Laser tattoo removal involves using very short laser beam pulses that are directed at the surface of the skin. This essentially breaks down the pigments of the tattoo so that the body can naturally remove them. Anywhere from five to 10 treatments could be needed, with the number required depending upon the tattoos:
During your consultation, we will discuss these factors with you and then come up with a timeline for treatment. Keep in mind that this is only an estimate. Each person responds differently to treatment, so you could actually require more or fewer sessions than what we recommend initially.