There are people, places, and moments that we want to remember forever, making a tattoo seem like a great idea — at the time. But when that moment passes, that special someone moves on, or those song lyrics no longer hold the same meaning, that indelible reminder may become a source of regret. In fact, almost 25% of men and women with a tattoo experience regret.
While the road to erasing the past used to be a difficult and painful one, new laser technology has made tattoo removal easier than ever. At NeoSculpt Laser Vein & Cosmetic Surgery Center, our team can easily remove your tattoo with the Quanta Q-Plus C laser system.
A thing of the past
Tattoos do their job admirably well. You wanted to have a lasting reminder of something special marked into your skin. And so it was marked with ink and tiny needles. This means that removing a tattoo entails getting to the ink below the surface of your skin, which used to be done in one of several painful ways: acid, dermabrasion, or excision with skin grafting. Not only were these techniques painful, they also led to collateral tissue damage and scarring. So while you may be able to get rid of your tattoo with these techniques, you’re still left with a ghost-like reminder on your skin.
Here at NeoSculpt Laser Vein & Cosmetic Surgery Center, we were early adopters of laser technology and its many uses in the cosmetic field. While laser technology isn’t new, refinements in the technology have provided us with unparalleled precision and accuracy, allowing us to target very specific skin problems. This is especially true of laser tattoo removal.
Removing a tattoo isn’t a simple process, but our Quanta Q-Plus C laser system simplifies it like no other technology.
At the core of the tattoo-removal system are varying wavelengths, which work to break up the ink into tiny particles without damaging your surrounding tissue. The reason we need to use different wavelengths is that each color absorbs the laser beams differently, requiring different levels of energy and light to tackle the multiple colors often found in tattoos.
Clearing the way
The best part about our Quanta Q-Plus C laser is the fact that we can get rid of your tattoo without damaging your skin. But this process takes a little time. When you first come in, we’ll sit down with you to review your tattoo, noting its age, colors, location, and depth of the ink, each of which plays a role in your recommended treatment timeline. Most tattoos require several laser treatments, which we space out by 6-8 weeks to give your body time to flush out ink particles between visits.
The treatments last less than an hour, and you’re free to go back to your normal routine afterward. You may experience some redness and discomfort, but these side effects typically resolve themselves quickly.
If you’d like to get started in erasing your past, book an appointment online or over the phone with NeoSculpt Laser Vein & Cosmetic Surgery Center today.