Clear Lake Dermatologists Serve Patients Requiring Laser Tattoo Removal in Friendswood, TX.
How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?
Laser tattoo removal works by breaking down the pigment found in tattoos using a high-intensity beam of light. Black tattoos are the easiest to remove because they are the best at absorbing the heat energy of the laser. Any color tattoo can be removed, however, but requires a specialized laser that is compatible with the pigments found in that color.
Who Can Benefit from Laser Tattoo Removal?
Just as every person is unique, so are tattoos. As a result, the laser removal process must be as individualized as the tattoo being removed. In the past, several different removal methods have been employed. Many of them weren’t successful and actually left scars in place of the tattoo.
Even if you have tried to remove a tattoo using a less than optimal method, lasers can still help you remove what is left and restore the look of your skin. Perfect skin restoration isn’t always possible if the scarring is extensive.
What is the Laser Tattoo Removal Procedure?
Laser tattoo removal is the most requested type of tattoo removal. It requires short pulses of laser light placed directly on the surface of the skin. This intense light breaks up the pigments found in the tattoo using heat energy. Once broken down, this allows your body to naturally dispose of them. Most tattoos require five to 10 sessions with the laser to be fully removed. The length of treatment depends on the area to be treated, the colors used and even the age of the tattoo. We stand by your side during the entire process until you achieve the results you desire.