It is no surprise that patients who have had tattoos done will someday regret having them. Maybe they have a memory tied to them that the individual no longer wants, or perhaps they were poorly done and there was no easy way to fix it. Others may need very visible tattoos, such as those on the face and hands, to be removed in order to further their career. Whatever the reason, many patients who are looking to fully remove an unwanted tattoo will often turn to a dermatology specialist to ask about solutions such as laser tattoo removal. But does laser tattoo removal really work?
What is laser tattoo removal?
At Hollywood Dermatology and Cosmetic Specialists, patients can schedule a consultation appointment to speak to one of our providers about the options available to them for tattoo removal. Laser tattoo removal is a popular choice because it is proven to work. The process allows for patients to remove tattoos over the course of several treatments over several months. It is not a single appointment treatment. Instead, it requires commitment to successfully and fully remove the tattoo from the skin.
How does laser tattoo removal work?
Laser tattoo removal is achieve with regular appointments. The tattoo is treated with a laser device that is adjusted to the patient’s skin type. The laser light beams into the skin and to the ink of the tattoo, breaking it down. This allows the skin to absorb the ink safely and slowly fade away the tattoo. With each treatment, the tattoo will fade more and more.
How many treatments do I need?
The number of treatments will vary depending on several factors, including:
- Ink quality
- Ink color
- Length of time tattoo has been on the skin
- Patient’s skin color
Take care of those unwanted tattoos with laser tattoo removal
Patients in the South Florida area who want to remove a tattoo on the skin can call the team at Hollywood Dermatology and Cosmetic Specialists today to book a consultation appointment. We have seven convenient office locations throughout the area. Call (954) 961-1200 to request a visit with our team at any of our practices, which are all accepting new and returning patients.