Tattoos are often an expression of the things that mean the most in your life. They are often a reflection of your personality and are sometimes designed as a way to memorialize someone who was special to you. However, there are times when a tattoo can impact your life in a negative way or you don’t want to have the tattoo on your body any longer because of a personal reason. Fortunately, laser tattoo removal is an option to consider.
A benefit of tattoo removal is that it can open doors for you. There might be a job that you want but are unable to get because of a tattoo that you have. You might not be taken seriously by your family and friends or by a current employer if you have tattoos. Your body might undergo changes that give the tattoo a different appearance than what was originally seen on your skin.
Most tattoo removal procedures can take place in the medical office after the image is evaluated to determine the best method of removal. A beam of light is directed at the tattoo that will break up the color pigments. One of the easiest colors to treat is black because it can absorb all of the wavelengths that are given off by the laser. Lasers will be chosen for the other colors depending on the pigment so that they can be removed in as few steps as possible.
There are a few factors that are involved with tattoo removal. The age of the tattoo is one of the most important details to consider because the pigment has longer to settle into the skin over time. The colors of the tattoo will play a factor as well. Darker colors are usually easier to remove than those that are lighter because of the laser beams that are used. When you’re being evaluated for tattoo removal, the size will be taken into consideration. Multiple visits might be required to remove larger tattoos compared to a smaller tattoo being removed in only a few visits.
When you go to your appointment for tattoo removal, you will be given protective eyewear to wear throughout the procedure. A small area of your skin will be tested to determine the best energy to use for removal. Short light pulses are then used on the top of your skin so that the pigment of the tattoo will absorb the light. Even if you have a small tattoo, it could take a few visits to completely remove the pigments.
To learn more about how the lasers are used and the benefits of tattoo removal, we invite you to make an appointment with Advanced Aesthetics Las Vegas! At our convenient locations in Henderson and Las Vegas, NV, our compassionate and knowledgeable team will be happy to explain the process in greater detail and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation!