Tattoo removal facts:
Based on a Harris Interactive Poll, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration estimated that as many as 45 million American have at least one tattoo. The Harris poll, conducted in 2003, also showed that 16% of all adults and 36% of people aged 25 to 29 had at least one. But the same poll raised a red flag: 17% of Americans with tattoos regretted having gotten them. Some of the reasons people want them removed include:
Is there a safe and effective method of tattoo removal?
Until recently, surgical removal was the only effective method of removing tattoos. This method was often painful and carried the risks associated with invasive procedures, such infection, pain, and other post-operative complications. Now there is a way to remove unwanted tattoos without surgery...
Laser Tattoo Removal, available at the Advanced Dermatology Center
Here at the Advanced Dermatology Center we have a very large Laser
Center. So we offer laser tattoo removal with specific lasers, including
the Q-Switched Nd-Yag (QSNdYag) laser. This has a very high power, but
extremely short pulse and is the most effective for tattoo removal. With
these we can remove tattoos better, more quickly, more effectively and
with fewer treatments.
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How does laser tattoo removal work?
The laser light energy helps to break up the ink/pigment particles so your body can more easily remove them. This causes the tattoo to fade gradually with each treatment.
Are multiple treatments required with laser tattoo removal?
The number of treatments needed and the response to treatment depend on
the size, color, depth, location, age, type of pigment and amount of
pigment used Some patients are not trying to remove the
tattoo and just want us to lighten it; sometimes that’s so they can
change it or put on a new one. There are a great many kinds of tattoo
inks so some may respond better to one or another frequency. That’s why
we have and use multiple lasers, to allow for the most efficient and
fastest treatment with the least likelihood of any problem. We’ll be
better able to assess that when you come in for your consultation.
Is laser tattoo removal expensive?
At the Advanced Dermatology Center we treat many patients with laser tattoo removal. We pride ourselves on making these treatments affordable to help our patients. We offer a Free Consultation during which we will evaluate your tattoo, explain the treatment process, and discuss the cost of treating the tattoo that you want to have removed.
Is laser tattoo removal painful?
Tattoo removal can be uncomfortable so we often use an anesthetic,
either injected or applied.
Does laser tattoo removal leave any scarring?
This treatment generally leaves less scar than other methods, and in fact there is usually little or no scar.
What skin types can you treat with laser tattoo removal?
We can treat all skin types and patients are usually very happy with this treatment.
If you have a tattoo (or more than one) that you would like removed, call the office of the Advanced Dermatology Center of Columbus, GA at 706.323.1000 to schedule a Free Consultation.