Deja You Medical performs laser tattoo removals in Navarre, FL.
Everything changes over time, from your mind to your body to your skin. It’s natural to change your mind about tattoos.
While some tattoos remain works of art through the ages, others don’t quite meet your high standards as time passes. Some tattoos don’t quite heal properly. Others might fade, blur, or just not look that great.
Regardless of your reason for removing a tattoo, at Deja You Medical, we can get the job done safely and effectively with a laser procedure. There’s a world of difference between before and after laser tattoo removal.
Thanks to laser tattoo removal, ink isn’t permanent like it used to be! In times gone by, the only way to remove a tattoo would be to either surgically excise it or through hefty dermabrasion (ouch), both of which would trade the unwanted tattoo for a scar.
With laser tattoo removal, we can remove the ink embedded within the skin without harming the skin tissue around it! During an easy outpatient procedure, we use pulsed laser light to target and break down the pigmentation in the tattoo.
This laser heats the tattoo ink, causing it to break down into smaller particles that your body can flush away using its own natural processes. The surrounding skin won’t be harmed because the skin cells are too large and would need to be heated for much longer to become damaged.
Can tattoos be completely removed with a laser? Yes! Gradually, your tattoo will lighten in appearance, and after a series of treatments, it will disappear.
The treatment can be used nearly anywhere on the body that can be tattooed. The process of tattoo removal will progress faster if the tattoo is in an area with better circulation, such as:
Arms and legs
In body parts with less circulation, tattoos may need additional treatments to be removed. These areas include the ankles and wrists, the face, the feet, and the hands.
Different colors of ink respond to different laser wavelengths, so the efficiency and effectiveness of tattoo removal depend highly on the machine and the technology being used.
In the past, only black tattoos responded to laser treatment. However, thanks to advances in technology, we can now target even the most difficult colors to remove — typically green and bright blue — using different wavelengths. Modern lasers allow us to successfully remove about 95% of tattoos.
We apply a topical anesthetic over the tattoo that is being worked on to ensure your comfort. The removal sensation is similar to the pain experienced when getting a tattoo, but in many instances, it’s much less uncomfortable.
The length of your treatment will depend largely on how big the tattoo is. Generally, three to six sessions are needed to remove a tattoo. These sessions need to be spaced out a couple of weeks, so the average amount of time to complete treatment ranges from 12 to 24 weeks.
At Deja You Medical, we know all too well that everyone changes their minds about things like tattoos. We also know that tattoos don’t always age well, and they can’t always be fixed with touch-ups. Book a consultation with us today and talk to us about laser tattoo removal in Navarre, FL!