Is laser tattoo removal painful for Chagrin Falls, OH area patients?
Patients in the Chagrin Falls, OH area who are interested in having laser tattoo removal performed are welcome to visit Seriously Skin to discuss the advantages of treatment by our quality team.
What is laser tattoo removal?
This treatment is used to remove tattoos from the skin. While tattoos were once thought to be permanent, there is now a method to eliminate a tattoo from the skin with the use of a laser. Lasers are used to break down the ink pigment to make the tattoo fade over the course of several treatments. Over time, patients can eliminate embarrassing or unwanted tattoos from their skin once and for all!
Are tattoo removal treatments painful?
Pain varies from patient to patient, based on their pain tolerance levels. Laser treatments involve laser light beams being administered onto the skin that penetrate the upper layers. This may result in a “snapping” sensation on the skin. However, we do utilize topical anesthetics prior to performing treatments to reduce this sensation and provide patients with a more comfortable session. Many patients are not bothered by the sensation, especially knowing they are able to have a tattoo removed from the body.
Who is a candidate for laser tattoo removal?
Most patients who have a tattoo on their skin are appropriate candidates for treatment. However, the number of treatments needed will vary greatly between patients. This is because there are several variables that need to be taken into consideration when it comes to effective removal. The number of treatments will change based on:
- The size of the tattoo
- How long the tattoo has been on the skin
- The area in which the tattoo is being removed
- The quality of the inks used to create the tattoo
- The colors used in the tattoo
All of these are considered when our team provides an estimate on the number of sessions a patient may require for effective removal. Patients can assess their treatment schedule as they go, based on how well the inks are responding to the laser services.
What can I expect from laser tattoo removal?
The idea behind laser tattoo removal is to break up the inks of the tattoo and allow them to be safely eliminated from the body. As patients have treatment, the tattoo will begin to look as though it is faded. With each treatment, the inks will break down more, and patients will notice the eventual removal of the tattoo. Some patients benefit from just having the tattoo fade slightly when they are planning on covering the tattoo with another one.
How do I get started with laser tattoo removal?
The first step in the journey to laser tattoo removal is to make an appointment with the team at Seriously Skin. This appointment is a consultation visit, during which the team can assess the type of tattoo present and can make recommendations regarding how many treatment sessions may be needed, and what patients can expect the overall cost for removal to be. Our staff works hard to ensure accurate quotes on cosmetic work such as this. Once patients have asked questions about the treatment and are interested in pursuing it, they will schedule their treatment sessions over the course of several months and get started in improving the appearance of their skin.
Schedule an appointment today!
At Seriously Skin, we want to help our patients meet their goals when it comes to healthy skin and a healthy body. We provide solutions such as laser tattoo removal for patients who are unhappy with past tattoos. Patients in the Chagrin Falls, OH area are welcome to visit our team at Seriously Skin to learn about the advantages of this and other cosmetic treatments. Contact the office today at 154 Bell Street by calling (440) 499-7145. We welcome new patients into our practice for quality care!