Clear Lake Dermatologists Serve Patients Requiring Laser Tattoo Removal in League City, TX.
How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?
Laser tattoo removal involves using a hand-held device that delivers laser beams directly to the surface of the skin. When these high-intensity beams of light are aimed at the tattoo ink’s pigment, the pigment is broken down and absorbed by the body. Various colors of ink all require different laser wavelengths, as each one absorbs heat differently. Black is the easiest pigment to remove because its dark color easily absorbs all the wavelengths of the laser.
Who Can Benefit From Laser Tattoo Removal?
Those with multi-colored tattoos that have not responded well to other treatments could be good candidates for laser tattoo removal. Some patients can even have success after a previous tattoo removal has resulted in scarring.
Each person’s tattoo is different, so no tattoo removal method will be the same. The ability to adapt a laser tattoo removal procedure for each patient means that more people than ever can benefit from it.
What is the Laser Tattoo Removal Procedure?
During a laser tattoo removal procedure, short pulses of laser energy are directed at the skin’s surface in an even, consistent manner. When the tattoo pigments heat up, they are broken down and can then be eliminated naturally by the body over time. Most tattoos will require between five and 10 treatments in order to completely remove them. The size, location, type and color of ink and age of the tattoo all play a part in the number of sessions that are needed. During your consultation, we will assess your tattoo and give you a timeline for treatment so you will have a better idea as to what you can expect.