There are a lot of mistakes in life that we can undo. Then, there are other mistakes we make in life that have a permanent impact on us. Regardless of how much we would like to get a do-over, the effect of that mistake sticks with us for the remainder of our days. In times past, getting a tattoo was considered to be one of those permanent mistakes. There was no way to remove the tattoo, or if there was a way to remove it, the scar that was left behind was a lot worse than the tattoo.
Now, individuals who got a tattoo that they later came to regret have the option to remove that tattoo by using laser tattoo removal. To get the most out of laser tattoo removal, it is important that you clearly understand what the procedure can do for you. In short, this treatment uses laser light to break up the ink particles in the tattoo. The particles are then naturally removed from the body via the immune system.
To begin with, it is important that you have realistic expectations before going into the procedure. There is nothing that guarantees that a tattoo can be removed 100 percent. You will first need to have your tattoo evaluated by our expert. Once you are given all of the facts about laser tattoo removal, you can determine if you want to move forward with treatment.
Another factor to consider is that tattoos cannot be removed with just one treatment. Multiple laser tattoo removal treatments are required. The number of treatments you will require depends on your unique circumstance.
Another thing to remember is that you need to have some time in between the treatments. It is understandable that you want the tattoo gone right away, but if you do not allow sufficient time between your sessions, you could be left with undesirable results.
The location of the tattoo on your body will also determine how quickly it can be removed. For example, a tattoo that is closer to your heart may be easier to remove because there is better circulation, which leads to improved results. It is also important to understand that professional tattoos and amateur tattoos produce different results.
There are countless people who have had their tattoos removed with laser treatments and are extremely satisfied with the results. If you have a tattoo that you regret, the best thing to do is visit Island Medical Laser in Long Island, where Dr. Wertheim, MD can evaluate your tattoo. Since the process is different for every tattoo, we will tailor your laser tattoo removal treatment to meet your unique needs. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!