People seek tattoo removal for social reasons or work restrictions.
Lasers are the most common method of tattoo removal today. Lasers work by targeting the ink with pulses of highly concentrated light that break the ink into fragments. These fragments are then removed by your own immune system. Each tattoo ink color absorbs a different type of light. Dark liner ink and red ink are easier to treat with the laser. Multiple treatments with several different lasers are usually required for tattoos with several different colors. Some colors such as yellow and white are difficult, if not impossible, to remove.
Lasers are the most common method of tattoo removal today.
Professionally done tattoos are easier to remove than homemade tattoos because the ink is uniform and superficial. Homemade tattoos often push the ink deeper than the laser can reach. There can be no guarantee that the tattoo will be completely removed. Unsatisfactory scarring may occur with any treatment, especially when multiple treatments are involved.
Our plastic surgeons can assess your tattoo and give recommendations for treatment, expected outcomes and cost for removal.