Tattoos Are Fun When You're Young
As you mature, you change. You grow with new careers, families, opinions, and, yes, some of our tattoos don’t age with you. Let’s face it—some of the tattoos you got in your youth don’t reflect who you are anymore. The good news is you can get rid of them now. NUMED Medical Aesthetics Center can help you with that by removing your unwanted tattoo with laser tattoo removal, which does not require any pain or downtime to remove the ink and make it look like you never had it in the first place. Find out more about NUMED Medical Aesthetics Center and our laser tattoo removal in this informative blog post today! Schedule a Consultation Today!
Take Control of Your Body
Tattoos no longer have to be permanent. Intense, fast-pulse Q-switched lasers can remove or significantly lighten a tattoo by training pulsing light on the tattoo's ink particles, which convert the energy to heat and break up into tiny pieces that are absorbed harmlessly by the body without any damage to surrounding tissue.
Time for a change
Most of the benefits of laser tattoo removal revolve around the fact that it is a non-invasive procedure. There will be no scarring since the laser light is meant to leave your healthy skin cells alone, compared to techniques that rely on "sanding."
Laser removal can successfully fade and remove tattoos without the long-term side effects that often make other techniques of removal unappealing. Laser tattoo removals safely completely erase tattoos from a specific area of the body. There is a low danger of infection, few adverse effects following therapy, and a high level of comfort throughout treatment.
No More Regret
Ideal candidates for laser tattoo removal are typically fair-skinned and have tattoos that are on areas, such as the arms, legs, buttocks, or chest, that have a greater concentration of body fat. Prior to laser, techniques for removing tattoos included dermabrasion, cryosurgery, and surgical excision.
Make Your Tattoos Temporary
A few hours before the laser tattoo removal procedure begins, it is recommended that acetaminophen be taken to help minimize discomfort. Just before the procedure begins, the patient is given a shield to protect his or her eyes from the laser. The tattoo removal specialist then tests the skin's response to the laser to determine the most effective approach, and intense nanosecond pulses are sent from the Q-switched laser to the skin.
Each laser tattoo removal session lasts only a few minutes, and at the end of each session, the tattoo is iced for about 30 minutes. A topical antibiotic and a bandage are then applied. Patients are advised to keep the skin around the tattooed area dry and to treat it as if it were sunburned.
After each treatment, you can expect your tattoo to become progressively lighter. There is usually no downtime following laser tattoo removal; however, you may experience some redness and swelling. To help with this, we recommend using a cool compress and/or over-the-counter topicals such as aloe vera gel or lotion. You should not swim, use a tanning bed, or have skin treatments (e.g., waxing) for two weeks after your last treatment. Depending on the size and colors of the tattoo, it will take anywhere from three to eight sessions for total removal.
Most people require between six and twelve sessions to erase their ink completely. However this varies widely from person to person. Because of how long it takes between appointments, you should expect to see your final outcome between one and two years of starting treatment. As a result, some people can be finished in just four sessions, while others may need as many as fifteen to complete the process. Most patients appreciate watching their treatment improve over time, despite the fact that it doesn't produce the quickest effects. The more sessions you attend, the better you get. If you stay with this procedure, you may witness your tattoo fade into nothingness.
A topical anesthetic is applied to the skin; in some instances, a cooling system is used before, during, and after the procedure to help with discomfort.
Depending on the complexity of the tattoo, removal results vary. Simple tattoos may be eliminated within four treatment sessions, while more complicated tattoos might require ten or more.
Although they rarely occur, there are certain side effects associated with laser tattoo removal. They include hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, infection, and permanent scarring.
At Numed Medical Aesthetics Center, you can reverse the effects of time and rejuvenate your appearance, so you can look younger longer—healthy and natural in your skin. We offer a broad range of treatments to help you live optimally. We are a specialized clinic with the latest technology in platelet-rich plasma treatments, anti-aging, laser hair removal, vaginal rejuvenation, and state-of-the-art CO2 Laser Skin resurfacing, among other treatments.
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