Are you feeling regret over getting a tattoo? If so, you are not alone. A large number of individuals who get tattoos feel regretful about their decision. Thanks to modern technology, you do not have to live with that regret forever. You can use laser tattoo removal to get rid of a tattoo that you no longer like.
Laser tattoo removal works because the laser breaks up the ink in the tattoo. The first part of the process involves the tattoo ink absorbing energy from the laser. Then, it shatters the ink into pieces. The next part of the process of getting rid of a tattoo is how your body actually removes the ink.
After the ink has been broken down during the laser tattoo removal process, your body is going to help to get rid of the ink through natural processes. It will move more fluid into the area in order to flush away the ink. Part of your body’s response to the broken-up ink is likely some redness and swelling in the area. However, these symptoms are going to go away in short order. And then in the weeks following your treatment, the shattered ink particles are going to be removed naturally by your body. This is not something that you are going to see happen overnight. And you are likely going to need multiple treatments in order to completely get rid of your tattoo.
There are a couple of factors that are going to determine how many laser tattoo removal sessions you are going to need. One factor is the age of the tattoo. Often times, older tattoos can more quickly be removed than newer tattoos. However, it all depends on the unique situation.
We invite you to schedule a consultation at McGuiness Dermatology to get all the facts about laser tattoo removal. During this consultation, we will be able to give you more information about what kind of results you can expect and how long it will likely take in order for you to get rid of your unwanted tattoo. We have offices in Anna, Dallas, Flower Mound, Murphy, Prosper, Plano and Richardson. Contact us today to book an appointment to learn more!