About Laser Tattoo Removal
You may have a number of reasons why you no longer want your tattoo. Perhaps it reminds you of a difficult memory, or maybe it's lost color or just no longer represents who you are. Despite the reason, breakthroughs in tattoo removal equipment have helped make it feasible to lighten and maybe even eliminate the unwanted tattoo in its entirety. At Timeless Plastic Surgery in Sugar Land, TX, our skilled plastic surgeons Drs. Peter Chang and Ankur Mehta provide tattoo removal using a state-of-the-art laser system. The laser device has proven to produce better results than previous tattoo removal technologies and might necessitate fewer treatments. If you live in the Houston, TX area, call our office today to learn more about laser tattoo removal.
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There's a number of considerations that might improve the success of your removal procedure. Great candidates for laser tattoo removal:
- Have a strong immune system. This assists in the body’s ability to break down and eliminate the ink properties.
- Are healthy overall. Smoking and eating an unhealthy diet limit the body's immune system from performing at max efficiency.
- Have great differences between the ink color and the skin color. The greater the contrast, the greater the result.
- Have older tattoos. The older a tattoo is, the better it will respond to treatment.
As soon as we determine that your skin is ideal for tattoo removal, the tattoo will be prepared with a careful cleansing and an application of a topical anesthetic. We will begin by passing the device over the tattooed skin as it releases laser light and pulsing energy. The time it takes to complete the procedure varies and depends on the size of the treatment area. At times, the tattoo may require multiple sessions before obvious results are seen. These factors will all be discussed during your consult.
What to Expect
At the end of each session, a topical cream will be applied to your treated skin along with bandages to help protect the area. You can expect redness, swelling, and sensitivity, similar to the discomfort that accompanies receiving the tattoo. You might also feel like you have a sunburn and experience minor scabbing. It's important to adhere to aftercare instructions carefully to speed up the recovery process. Once the site has recovered completely, your next session may be scheduled. We do not recommend scheduling sessions sooner than 4 – 7 weeks apart.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost?
The cost of tattoo removal varies on the size and number of tattoos being treated. In addition, the cost will depend on the number of sessions needed to attain your desired results. During your consult, we can provide an estimate of your costs and go over all your payment options.
Any side effects?
Some patients experience redness, swelling, tenderness, crusting, sunburn sensation, or itching following their treatment. Prior to your procedure, our team can discuss what you can expect so you can have realistic expectations and feel confident about your treatment.
Why so many sessions?
Size, color, location, and the age of the tattoo will determine the number of treatments necessary to effectively remove the ink from the skin. Once your unique treatment plan is created, Dr. Chang or Dr. Mehta can go over the recommended number of treatments that may be needed to attain optimal results.
When will I see results?
The results of laser tattoo removal will be different for every patient. Most clients will need multiple sessions to achieve the clean look they desire, but after each session, their tattoo will become less noticeable. Treatments are usually scheduled 4 – 6 weeks apart.
Laser tattoo removal is the safest and quickest option for effectively reducing the appearance of body art. However, laser skin resurfacing may also be included in your treatment plan to aid in the removal process and to help maintain the health of your skin.
Remove the Past
Body art is often stunning and an exciting symbol of our self-image and identity. However, when we have a tattoo we no longer love, the idea of its permanence on the body can be tough to cope with. At Timeless Plastic Surgery, we care about your feelings and wish to provide an answer. We utilize innovative tattoo removal technology that offers thrilling results to Houston, TX men and women. If you have a tattoo that you want to remove or if you want to know more about laser tattoo removal, we invite you to contact our facility at your earliest convenience. We look forward to speaking with you.