To put it very simply, you are sick and tired of your tattoo. You want to get rid of it, and you’re committed to getting professional help in order to do so. You may have started looking into laser tattoo removal with the hopes that you could get rid of your tattoo the right way. This could be entirely possible, but you won’t know for sure until you come in for a consultation.
A Closer Look at Laser Tattoo Removal
First of all, if you thought that laser tattoo removal was a one-time thing, it’s important to know that it is not. The simple reality is that ink does not like to come out of the skin easily. Also, it depends on what the ink is composed of to determine how easy it is for a laser procedure to remove it. Typically, a series of laser tattoo removal treatment sessions is required in order to achieve the desired results. During your consultation, we can help you determine how many sessions you might need.
Additional Considerations About Tattoo Removal
When it comes to removing tattoos, the color of the ink can matter. This is because some colors of ink are generally easier to remove than others. For example, black ink is typically the easiest to remove because it absorbs all wavelengths of light. The same is not true, however, for other colors of ink.
When photons from the laser pass through your skin and collide with ink molecules, these ink molecules burst into much smaller pieces. In this form, the ink is recognized as a waste product and the normal lymphatic response is used to remove the ink from the skin. This, in turn, leaves less ink behind to form the tattoo. Over time, the tattoo will simply fade away more and more after each treatment session.
Are you interested in laser tattoo removal? Make an appointment at Metro Dermatology, with offices located in the Bronx, Elmhurst, Englewood and Flushing. Contact us today to book your consultation. We look forward to speaking with you!