When To Consider Laser Tattoo Removal
posted: Aug. 25, 2023.
Tattoos can be very beautiful, but they can also be an impulse purchase. If you are tired of your tattoo, or your tattoo no longer represents who you are, it’s time to consider laser tattoo removal. Dr. John Randall, our board-certified dermatologist, and the provider team at Randall Dermatology & MedSpa in West Lafayette, Kokomo, Frankfort, Rensselaer, Terre Haute, Westfield, Monticello, Winamac, Williamsport, and Zionsville, IN, provide a wide range of medical and cosmetic dermatology services, including laser tattoo removal.
What You Need To Know About Laser Tattoo Removal
So, when should you consider laser tattoo removal? There are many reasons you might want your tattoo removed. These are just a few:
- You are looking for or receiving a new job
- You no longer want or like your tattoo
- You want it replaced with a different tattoo
- Your skin is not reacting well to the tattoo
When you got your tattoo, chances are the pigment was placed at different depths in your skin. That means that it will usually take more than one appointment to remove it. In fact, it may take up to 4 to 6 sessions to remove a tattoo completely.
During your tattoo removal session, a laser is typically used. The laser uses heat and light energy pulses to break up the pigment in the tattoo. The small particles are absorbed back into the skin and excreted naturally, so the tattoo gradually fades until it becomes unnoticeable.
Remember that tattoo removal is a process that should be performed by a professional. Don’t try to remove a tattoo yourself, because it can result in permanent skin damage and scarring.
Want To Know More?
To find out more about laser tattoo removal call Dr. John Randall and his provider team at Randall Dermatology & MedSpa in West Lafayette and Kokomo, IN. Call (765) 463-6722 to reach the office in West Lafayette and (765) 452-8602 for Kokomo. Call today.