What is Laser Tattoo Removal?
You may have several reasons why you no longer want your tattoo. Maybe it reminds you of something painful in your past. Maybe your tattoo has faded or simply no longer represents you. Whatever the reason, advancements in tattoo removal technology have made it easier to lighten and potentially eliminate unwanted tattoos. At Clear Lake Dermatology in League City and Webster, TX, our board-certified dermatologists perform tattoo removal with state-of-the-art laser technology. Compared to other tattoo removal technologies, the PiQo4 by Lumenis® M22™ laser energy device produces better results and may require fewer treatments.
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When it comes to laser tattoo removal, there are a few requirements to ensure this treatment will work for you. Ideal candidates for this procedure should have:
- A strong immune system. This helps the body dispose of broken-down ink properties.
- Good overall health. Smoking and eating an unhealthy diet limit your immune system's ability to function properly.
- A significant contrast between the ink color and skin color. Greater contrasts yield better results.
- Tattoos that are several years old. The older a tattoo is, the better it will respond to treatment.
Our Laser Tattoo Removal Technique
After assessing your skin and determining that laser tattoo removal is right for you, we'll carefully cleanse your skin and apply a topical anesthetic. Next, one of our team members will pass an applicator over the tattoo; this device emits energy and pulsing laser light. Treatment time varies depending on the type and size of the tattoo. For some patients, a tattoo may require several sessions before seeing noticeable results. During your consultation, we'll discuss how often you should schedule your follow-up appointments.
What to Expect
Following each treatment, we apply ointment to any treated skin, along with bandages to protect that area. You can expect redness, swelling, and sensitivity. You might also feel like you have a sunburn and experience minor scabbing. It's important to adhere to aftercare instructions so as to ensure a healthy and speedy recovery process. After your skin heals, we can schedule your next treatment session. For optimal results, our dermatologists recommend scheduling treatments at least 4 – 7 weeks apart.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $325 - $600
- Recovery Time
- 1 - 2 weeks
- How Long It Takes
- .5 - 1 hour
- Follow Up Time
- 4 - 6 weeks
Remove the Past
Body art is often a stunning and mesmerizing symbol of our self-image and identity. However, when we have a tattoo we no longer like, the idea of its permanence can be tough to cope with. At Clear Lake Dermatology in League City and Webster, TX, we care about your feelings and want to offer a solution. Our dermatologists use innovative tattoo removal technology that provides positive results to patients in the Greater Houston area. If you have a tattoo that you want removed or if you have questions about tattoo removal, contact one of our facilities at your earliest convenience. We look forward to speaking with you!