Anyone with a tattoo that they regret may be a candidate for laser tattoo removal. During a consultation, our specialist will examine your tattoos to identify the colors, location, size and age in order to create a customized plan for removal. About half of the people in the US who have tattoos want to have them removed at some point in their lives. This is why laser tattoo removal is one of the most popular elective medical procedures.
There are a few things you need to consider before you decide if you are a good candidate for laser tattoo removal. If you are in good overall health and have reasonable expectations about what laser tattoo removal can achieve, you may be a good candidate for treatment.
During laser tattoo removal, the laser light waves are absorbed by the pigment in the tattoo. It breaks into minuscule fragments and is absorbed and eliminated by the natural processes of your body.
With laser tattoo removal, you have much less chance of scarring than with older removal methods. The size of your tattoo will help determine the number of treatments you may need. The treatments are always spaced a set amount of time apart. The number of treatments needed depends on the depth of the ink and the number of tattoos being removed, among other factors.
The main reason most people want tattoos removed is because they are no longer relevant to their lives. The tattoos may depict a name or slogan that no longer has any meaning. Certain tattoos may interfere with getting the job you want or entering the military. Since most people are good candidates for laser tattoo removal and it is very effective with little risk, there is no reason to live with unwanted ink.
If you are unhappy with your tattoo, it may be time for you to rethink your ink. Make an appointment at Island Medical Laser to see if laser tattoo removal is right for you. During this meeting at our office in Roslyn Heights, you can get all of your questions answered. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!