For removing tattoos, lasers have become the method of choice, replacing other removal techniques. Because of the recent advances in laser technology, tattoos are now removed more effectively and safely and with fewer treatments. Certain ink colors that used to be difficult to remove can now be treated with certain tattoo removal options.
Although the technology has improved, the success of the tattoo removal depends almost entirely on the person who removes the tattoo. This is why the FDA recommends you only use a board-certified dermatologist. The doctor has to take many things into consideration before deciding if you can safely have laser tattoo removal. Our dermatologist has the medical training needed to determine your overall health, as well as the health of your skin. By going to an aesthetician or tattoo artist, you won’t be getting the benefit of this type of medical training and the risk of side effects is higher.
During your consultation with our dermatologist, you may learn more about the procedure and what is required for removing your tattoo. The doctor will ask when you got the tattoo and determine how deep the ink goes into the skin. She can check the location of the tattoo and the colors. You may be asked if you are taking any medications. You can take this opportunity to ask questions and see some before and after photos of patients that have been treated at our office. This will help you to have realistic expectations.
A tattoo artist applies the ink in layers. To remove this, the laser cannot break down all of the layers in one treatment session. A series of treatment sessions may be needed to remove most tattoos. However, each case is unique.
The benefits of undergoing laser tattoo removal treatments under the supervision of a board-certified dermatologist cannot be overstated. When you have your treatments done at Advanced Skin Care & Laser Center in Wyomissing, you can be sure that you are receiving top-of-the-line, professional, customized treatments by true experts. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about tattoo removal.