About Laser Tattoo Removal
There may be many reasons why you no longer want a tattoo. Maybe it reminds you of a painful memory. Maybe it has faded over time or just no longer represents who you are. Despite the reason, breakthroughs in tattoo removal technology have made it possible to lighten and potentially remove the undesired tattoo in its entirety. At Inspire Cosmetic Surgery & Med Spa in Delray Beach, FL, our aesthetic team provides tattoo removal with a state-of-the-art laser system. This laser energy device is known to yield better results than previous tattoo removal systems and might require fewer treatments. If you are interested in learning more, call our office in Delray Beach to schedule a private consultation.
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There are several factors which might increase the success of your removal procedure. Ideal candidates for this procedure:
- Have strong immune systems. A strong immune system assists in the body’s ability to dispose of the broken down ink properties.
- Are in good overall health. Not smoking and eating a well-balanced diet aid the body’s immune system in performing at full capacity.
- Have great contrast between the color of the ink and the pigment of the skin. Greater contrasts yield greater results.
- Have tattoos that are several years old. Older tattoos have a tendency to respond better to laser removal treatment.
Once our team decides that your skin is ideal for tattoo removal, the treatment area will be prepped with a careful cleansing and an application of a numbing cream. We will then pass the device over the surface of the skin as it emits laser light and pulsing energy. The treatment time can vary depending on the size of the tattoo. In some circumstances, the tattoo will require a number of sessions before noticeable results can be seen. This will all be discussed with you during your consult.
What to Expect
At the end of each treatment, an ointment will be applied to your treated skin along with bandages to help protect the area. You may experience redness, swelling, and sensitivity. You might also feel a sunburned sensation followed by a slight scabbing. It is also important to follow aftercare instructions precisely to expedite the healing process. After the area has healed, your next session may be scheduled. Our team does not recommend scheduling sessions sooner than 4 – 7 weeks apart.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does laser tattoo removal cost?
The cost of your tattoo removal will depend on the number of treatments needed and areas being addressed. Each patient case is unique and some patients require more sessions, while others may only need a few. During your private consultation, we can discuss the estimated cost of your treatment and will help you find low-interest medical financing to make your care more affordable.
What are the side effects of laser tattoo removal?
Some patients experience redness, swelling, tenderness, crusting, sunburn sensation, or itching immediately after their treatment. Our team will discuss your treatment plan and explain what can be expected from your procedure.
Why do I need so many laser tattoo removal sessions?
Size, color, location, and the age of the tattoo determine the number of treatments necessary to effectively remove the tattoo. During your consultation, the treatment regimen will be reviewed and any questions regarding the number of estimated sessions will be provided at that time.
When will I see results?
The results and appearance of the tattoo vary from patient to patient. After each treatment session, you will see the tattoo become lighter. Due to the various types of inks used in tattooing, the results and the number of treatments may vary. Typically, multiple sessions will be required and are scheduled 2 – 4 weeks apart.
Are there any alternatives to laser tattoo removal?
Laser tattoo removal is the safest and quickest option to keep your skin intact and to effectively diminish the appearance of body art. In some cases, microneedling may also be used as part of your treatment plan to aid in the removal process and to help maintain the health of your skin.
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Remove the Past
Tattoos can be stunning and a mesmerizing symbol of our self-image and identity. However, when we have a tattoo we no longer love, the thought of it being a permanent fixture on the body can be daunting. At Inspire Cosmetic Surgery & Med Spa, we care about your feelings and want to offer a solution. We use an innovative tattoo removal system that offers thrilling results to individuals all over the country. If you have a tattoo that you want to remove or if you have questions about the removal process, we encourage you to reach out to our facility today. We cannot wait to speak with you.