There’s something so attractive about the idea of a fresh new year, a new set of chances to make changes and start with a clean slate. New Year’s resolutions are all about getting caught up in the spirit of renewal and setting intentions to make changes, even if it feels like time travel to go back to the time before a tattoo you regret.
Fortunately, you don’t have to dedicate yourself to inventing and perfecting a time machine this year to get rid of that unwanted tattoo. With recent advances in the technology, laser tattoo removal is a safe and effective way to give your skin a bit of a hard-reset.
How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?
The first questions people tend to have when they’re considering tattoo removal are how it works and if the process is painful. The truth is that discomfort is minimal, with some people experiencing slight tenderness in the area that has been treated, but this should subside within two to three days.
As for how the laser tattoo removal process works, it’s easy. With the help of a high-intensity light capable of moving through your skin without damage, tattoo ink particles are disturbed to the point of shattering. The pigment fragments are cleared from your skin and your body by its lymphoid system. With enough treatments, the tattoo is gone, almost like it never existed. Scarring is rare and usually minimal, no time machine required.
Is Laser Tattoo Removal Right for Me?
There are as many reasons to want a tattoo removed as there are reasons for getting a tattoo, and all of them are valid. Maybe you don’t want to walk around with your ex’s name on your body, or maybe the tattoo artist did poor work. Even if you just no longer enjoy a tattoo that once fit your style and personality, you’re not stuck with it forever. Contact us today at Kayal Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists today to learn more about how the process works, and to schedule a consultation so you can explore all your options for tattoo removal.