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Laser Tattoo Removal

During the tattooing process, the ink is deposited beneath the epidermis (the top layer of the skin). This location makes the tattoo permanent but makes tattoo removal more difficult and costly than the initial tattoo application. Nevertheless, it is possible, which is a blessing for people with an unwanted tattoo.

How Does Laser Therapy Remove a Tattoo?

Tattoos consist of thousands of suspended ink particles too large for the immune system to eliminate. The tattoo removal lasers break up these particles into smaller fragments that the immune system can remove.

A laser shoots out highly focused light waves. During the treatment, these waves are directed towards the tattoo’s ink particles in the skin, heating them to fracture.

You May Need Multiple Laser Therapy Sessions for Complete Removal

Laser treatment is the safest and most effective technique available. However, tattoo removal is rarely completed in a single laser therapy session. Instead, it usually requires multiple treatments to reduce ink particle size enough for immune system elimination.

Depending on the tattoo’s size, color and design, you may need up to ten sessions to remove the unwanted tattoo altogether. Each laser session should be separated by six weeks to let the area heal and the body absorb as much ink as possible.

Ways to Shorten the Tattoo Removal Process

Are you hoping it will not require ten sessions to eliminate that unwanted tattoo? You are in luck. With some dedication, you can help speed up the process by modifying your lifestyle during the tattoo removal period. Things to do and avoid include:

  • Adopt an immunity-boosting diet and drink lots of water so your immune system is in tip-top shape to eliminate as many ink particles as possible.
  • Avoid sun exposure and tanning beds.
  • Exercise regularly and sleep well.
  • Do not smoke.
  • Be adamant about your appointment schedule and show up with clean skin free of lotions, creams, oils or perfumes.
  • Follow the aftercare recommendations.

Most of these things are things you should be doing anyway for optimal health!

Will Tattoo Removal Leave a Mark?

Scarring after laser tattoo removal is rare if adequate protocols and aftercare are followed. If the tattooed skin had scars before laser tattoo removal, expect them to be there still when the tattoo is gone. Besides that, your skin should return to normal within three to six months of the final LM Medical NYC tattoo removal treatment.

You Can Get a New Tattoo in the Same Place After a Tattoo Removal Treatment

You can replace a laser-removed tattoo with a new design. Laser tattoo removal disintegrates old ink, leaving your skin clear and ready for new art.

Schedule a Consultation Today!

Ready to be happy in your skin again? Contact us today to book your consultation and start your tattoo removal process.

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