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When Is a Great Time for Laser Tattoo Removal?

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When it comes to generating maximum results, when you opt for laser tattoo removal is as important as who you trust to perform the procedure. Laser tattoo removal is best performed when the skin is its lightest – either when you are not tan or the area of the tattoo to be removed will be covered by clothing. However, our cutting edge Quanta Discovery Pico laser can treat all skin types safely, all year round.

Dermacare of Hampton Roads is your safest and most effective laser tattoo removal specialist. We have been practicing for well over a decade, and our team of nurses has over 15 years of combined experience.

How Does It Work?

Laser tattoo removal works by breaking up the tattoo pigment and allowing your lymphatic system to redistribute it to the lymph nodes. Our Quanta Discovery Pico laser uses a variety of wavelengths to target different ink colors effectively. When our laser treatment passes into the skin, the ink absorbs it and is broken into tiny particles that the lymphatic system then filters away.

Length of treatment depends on the type of tattoo. Up until recently, standard laser treatment took 6-12 sessions to remove professional tattoos and 4-5 to remove amateur tattoos. Sessions were standardly spaced 6-8 weeks apart.

What to Expect

If you have decided to have a tattoo removed, it’s important to explore all treatment choices. At Dermacare of Hampton Roads, we work to discuss all treatment options with the goal of helping achieve your maximum results.

How effective is our tattoo removal? Our laser treatment series can fade tattoos by more than 95%, often erasing them completely. Your results may vary depending on the type of tattoo, the ink used, and the depth of its application. These are all factors we will discuss with you up front.

Are There Side Effects?

As you can imagine, laser tattoo removal is non-invasive. Our pinpointed removal system leaves the surrounding skin unharmed. Side effects are rare but can include pinpoint bleeding and swelling to the superficial wound associated with treatment. Downtime will be limited and is often non-existent. Most patients carry on with their daily activities after treatment without interruption.

The DeScribe patch is just one of the tools that gives our laser tattoo removal treatment a major edge. Our highly experienced medical staff with over 15 years of combined experience really drive it home. Not only can we provide the highest quality treatment, but we can also do so in the most cost-effective and time-efficient manner. If you’re ready to remove one or more tattoos, contact us today to request your free consultation.

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