Tattoos can be a badge of honor that you take pride in when others see them, or they can be an embarrassing memento to a decision made in a less than sober or enlightened moment. If you find yourself with one of the latter, we would be happy to help you bid adieu to that unsavory memory at En Vogue Medical Spa! Our medical estheticians provide affordable and effective laser tattoo removal services to anyone that wants to get rid of a cringe-worthy tattoo!
Can laser completely remove tattoos?
With enough sessions and determination, it is possible to remove your tattoo altogether! That said, while it is our goal at En Vogue Medical Spa to completely remove your unwanted tattoo with our laser tattoo removal services, we cannot guarantee that your tattoo will be removed entirely. Specific colors of tattoos, such as black, are more likely to be effectively removed than others, including red, blue, or green tattoos. Other factors that affect how easily a tattoo can be completed removed include skin color, size, location, amount of ink used, how much you smoke, how long you have had the tattoo, and if you have scarring or tissue damage. The lighter your skin color, the older your tattoo, and the less you smoke, the more likely it is that we can completely remove your tattoo.
How many sessions does it take to remove a tattoo by laser?
Ultimately, the number of sessions it takes to remove a tattoo through laser treatment depends on your skin color, the size and location of your tattoo, any pre-existing scarring, the amount of ink, how old the tattoo is, and the color of the tattoo. However, most tattoos can be either entirely or satisfactorily removed with about six to eight treatment sessions. Your skin will need to heal between appointments. Consequently, laser tattoo removal will take some time and patience. Typically, laser tattoo removal sessions are spaced apart by six to eight weeks. As such, it will probably take around one year before you can totally say sayonara to that tattoo! In the meantime, you will notice gradual improvement with each session.
Can you remove a tattoo without laser treatment?
There are a few different ways to remove a tattoo, but none are as effective or anti-invasive as laser treatment. Some of these alternatives include microdermabrasion, chemical peels, excision, cryosurgery, or tattoo cover-ups. The more effective of these, such as excision, require surgery and anesthetic, while the less invasive like microdermabrasion or chemical peels are not as effective. In this way, laser treatment for tattoo removal is the best of both worlds, in that it is highly effective and minimally invasive.
How painful is laser tattoo removal?
While laser treatment for tattoo removal is not the most comfortable procedure, the pain and discomfort are akin to getting a tattoo, and the process is much quicker. Anesthetic is not required for laser tattoo removal, but it can be applied upon request. There will also likely be some soreness and tenderness after each treatment session, which can be managed with ice or a cold compress on the treatment area.
If you have a tattoo that you are cannot wait to get rid of, visit us at En Vogue Medical Spa! We welcome you to give us a call at (215) 355-5777 or to schedule an appointment through our website. En Vogue Medical Spa is located at 44 2nd St Pike in Southampton, Pennsylvania, and is open Tuesday through Thursday from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Friday from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and on Saturday from 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM.