Almost 30% of the United States population has at least one tattoo on their body. This figure among the millennials is at about 50%. However, over time many people start to regret their decision of getting a permanent tattoo. Almost 25% people at some point feel unhappy with their decision of getting a tattoo.
People with permanent tattoos and regret can now make use of laser tattoo removal for eliminating undesirable tattoos with no significant side effects or serious complications. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) provides laser tattoo removal to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Beverly Hills, CA, and surrounding locations.
How Does It Work?
Tattoos are removed with precise lasers by breaking down their pigment colors using a high-intensity light beam. Dark tattoo pigments get absorbed by most wavelengths. This makes black tattoo pigments the easiest to remove. Other colors can only be removed by specific lasers depending on the tattoo pigmentation.
You should get in touch with an experienced laser professional or surgeon if you want to have your tattoo removed. They will assess your particular tattoo and offer recommendations for removing it. Your age, size, and color of the tattoo will determine the number of sessions required. Depth of the tattoo pigment will also determine the tattoo removal technique.
Following tips can be helpful to know when undergoing laser tattoo removal treatment:
- Protective eye shields should be given to the person seeking tattoo removal.
- Most appropriate laser treatment level will be identified by the treatment provider by evaluating the skin response.
- Laser will be used by the provider to deliver intense light pulses through the superficial skin layer. Tattoo pigment will absorb the energy.
Higher level of laser energy is required by more substantial tattoos for effective removal. Permanent tattoo removal takes multiple sessions for complete elimination. There will be slight discomfort with the laser removal procedure. However, you wouldn’t need anesthesia. Topical anesthetic cream may be used by the provider before the procedure depending on where the tattoo is located.
The treatment provider following the tattoo session will apply an ice pack for soothing the site. They may also use an ointment or an antibiotic and bandage to protect the site. You should make sure to apply sun block to the treated area whenever you step out in the sun.
Reduce Risk by Working with a Qualified Laser Treatment Provider
Laser tattoo removal is usually safer as compared to other techniques for tattoo elimination. This is because laser can selectively treat tattoo pigments. Following risks are minimized when a person seeking laser tattoo removal works with someone who is a qualified specialist:
- Tattoo may not get eliminated completely. Certain colors are removed more easily as compared to others. For instance, black and blue tattoos tend to respond more quickly than other pigments.
- Hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation may be developed.
- Cosmetic tattoos such as eyeliner, lip liner, and eyebrows may become darker because of the treatment.
Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Beverly Hills, CA, and nearby areas for laser tattoo removal.
Schedule a Consultation with California Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q on Dr. 90210)
To learn more about the plastic surgery treatments and procedures performed by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) please contact us at 760-324-2660. To learn more about Dr. Q’s Medical Spa please visit drqmedicalspa.com
Dr. Q receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Beverly Hills CA, and other Southern California areas.