5 Things You Didn’t Know About Laser Tattoo Removal

Approximately one-third of the people in the United States have a tattoo, and although the trend doesn’t seem to be slowing down, nearly 25% of those who’ve been inked say they regret it. No one should live their life with regret, so enter laser tattoo removal.

Laser tattoo removal is a relatively pain-free and easy procedure. Through the use of laser technology, your tattoo can be fully erased, and you can start living your life again with no regrets, minimal side effects, and no more reminders of an impulsive decision. If you look upon your tattoo with feelings of remorse know that the magic of laser technology can make your tattoo disappear for good.

Professional laser tattoo removal

Laser tattoo removal should only be done by a professional with training and experience in this innovative procedure, such as Dr. Arash Pasha, who has multiple certifications from the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery. Countless patients in the Celebration area have come to the Florida Cosmetic Center for Dr. Pasha’s expertise in aesthetic surgery, including laser tattoo removal.

Dr. Pasha uses the EnlightenⓇ laser to remove tattoo pigment more quickly than traditional laser tattoo removal technology. The Enlighten laser utilizes different wavelengths and energy levels in order to remove pigment and ink much more efficiently, which means fewer sessions.

Although the laser procedure to remove tattoos is a fairly straightforward one, there are a few things you should know. While you may experience slight discomfort, you likely won’t need anesthesia. And there’s a chance that your insurance won’t cover this procedure, unless your physician feels it’s medically necessary.

Here are 5 additional things to consider when contemplating laser tattoo removal.

1. All ink can be removed, but some colors may take longer

In order to remove the tattoo, it’s necessary for the color to absorb the light -- that’s what causes the ink to break up. Just as dark colors, like car seats, absorb that Florida sunshine more than light-colored ones, so it is with tattoo ink. Colors like black, dark blue, and brown are easier to remove than pastels or brighter hues like red, yellow, and green. Neon colors are particularly difficult to remove as they, by nature, reflect light. It can be done, but be prepared for some colors to go away more quickly than others.

2. Working out speeds the process

Your blood circulation is instrumental in removing your tattoo. In order to aid the natural ink-clearing process, you can increase your circulation by working out. Keep up your regular run or go for a long walk while going through the laser tattoo removal process. Get your heart pumping.

3. Smoking interferes with the process

While exercise increases circulation, smoking has the opposite effect, because it causes constriction in your blood vessels which slows blood circulation. If you smoke, you can expect a few more laser tattoo removal treatments than your nonsmoking pals.

4. It could take some time

Depending on the size of your tattoo, its location, and the predominance of certain colors, it may take a number of sessions to fully remove your tattoo. But be patient -- the results will be worth it.

5. The laser helps your body remove the tattoo

The laser penetrates the skin to reach the ink and breaks the pigments apart into tiny particles which are flushed from your system through your natural body fluids. This natural process is why laser tattoo removal is preferred over the other, more harsh and invasive procedures such as excision, dermabrasion, and salabrasion.

Trusted professionals for laser tattoo removal

For proper treatment and personal safety when having a laser procedure, only a trusted professional will do. Dr. Pasha and his staff ensure that your Enlighten laser tattoo removal is safe and thorough. If you have a tattoo you’re ready to lose, contact the Florida Cosmetic Center today and schedule a consultation. No one needs to live with regret.

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