Tattoo Removal Overview
It is widely accepted that laser is the best and safest method of tattoo removal with the lowest chance of scarring. We use a variety of laser wavelengths to eliminate nearly all types and colors of ink. Focusing the tattoo removal laser's power on the inked area breaks up the pigment and color. The laser Dr. Protain uses a top hat beam profile that reduces epidermal damage and transient textural change.
The laser equipment we use can remove nearly all colors of tattoo ink, almost anywhere on the body. Our lasers offer four separate wavelengths making it capable of removing darker inks (blacks, purples, browns), brighter inks (reds, yellows, oranges), plus stubborn pigments like blue-green tattoo ink. In a fraction of a second, the laser breaks down the pigment, allowing us to complete a conventional treatment in a short amount of time. Tattoo removal lasers do not infiltrate the lower layers of skin meaning that scarring is very rare and heals fast.
Your first tattoo removal appointment
The number of laser removal treatments depends on color, age, and size of your tattoo. Dr. Protain and his staff will go over your options during your first appointment. Getting a tattoo removed is a very similar feeling to having a tattoo placed. The small amount of discomfort may be further reduced by topical numbing agents and our Zimmer Skin Chiller.
How does a laser remove a tattoo
Other methods of tattoo removal are available such as dermabrasion and cryosurgery, but laser removal is considered the most effective and least likely to scar option to remove a tattoo. The powerful laser light penetrates the skin, which breaks up the ink into particles and leads to tattoo fading. The body’s immune system then removes the pigments. The laser energy only targets the pigmented skin and is generally harmless to un-inked surrounding skin.
Make an Appointment Today
To make an appointment at one of our Ohio or West Virginia locations call us at 844-367-5347 or use our Tattoo Removal Appointment Request Form to contact us after hours. PLEASE NOTE: All pricing given is per session.