You have spent most of your adult life at least one tattoo on your body. When you got the ink, it seemed like a good idea. The design was cool and maybe even meant something. But now it’s faded or doesn’t have the same appeal it once did. Maybe it’s even a painful reminder of something that once was. If you are having tattoo regret, it may be time to consider tattoo removal in Salem, OR.
Removing Tattoos Is Not Easy
As you started to look into tattoo removal methods, you began to realize that you were not alone in your desire to get the ink off your body. About 50 percent of people who get tattoos eventually turn to looking for ways to get rid of their tattoos. They try creams, ointments, bentonite clay and just about anything they can to get the ink out of their skin. Yet, try as they might, the ink persists. What many of these methods are incapable of addressing is the body’s own cellular ability to replace the cells containing the ink to preserve the tattoo for the long term. Unfortunately, removing a tattoo is a job that should be left to the professionals.
Laser Tattoo Removal
When it becomes evident that nothing else is working, that is when you get the bright idea to visit a specialist for some answers. While there are a few methods to remove tattoos, even using surgery to get rid of tiny tattoos, you begin to imagine that laser tattoo removal is about the best option you have available to you. Fortunately for you, our practice owns their own lasers and does these sorts of procedures all the time.
After applying an anesthetic to the area of one of your tattoos, our specialist begins to laser the region of skin to destroy up the ink molecules in the sublayers of the skin. After the first laser tattoo removal session, you are not overly impressed. Your tattoo is slightly faded, but our specialist tells you that this is why it takes many treatment sessions. The laser breaks up the ink molecules, but this only fades the tattoo over time. It will be a long and drawn out process, but eventually you will notice significant clearing up of your skin and that the ink has disappeared.