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Why Now Is The Time To Get Laser Tattoo Removal

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Tattoos are no longer the lifelong decision they once were. At Dermacare of Hampton Roads, our experienced medical providers use the most advanced tattoo removal laser, the Quanta Discovery Pico+, to safely and non-invasively remove unwanted tattoos. 


Right now is the best time to get laser tattoo removal so that you will be ready to show off your beautiful skin this summer. 


“Honestly I didn’t think removing my tattoo was a realistic option. I was so surprised because even after one appointment, my tattoo already lightened up a lot,” said Rachael, a Laser Tattoo Removal patient at Dermacare of Hampton Roads.

What is laser tattoo removal?

Laser tattoo removal is a method of permanently removing tattoos from the skin by breaking up ink pigments in the dermis with a high-intensity light beam. 


When you get a tattoo, a cluster of very fine needles puncture through the top layer of your skin, the epidermis, and deposit ink into the second and largest layer of your skin, the dermis. Tattoos may fade over time, but not significantly. The dermis does not shed and regenerate cells like the epidermis does, thus leaving ink pigments in the dermis permanently. 


At Dermacare of Hampton Roads, we use our advanced Quanta Discovery Pico+ laser to non-invasively penetrate skin layers to reach the ink pigments. The ink particles absorb the light and then break into smaller fragments. These smaller ink fragments are then attacked by the body’s natural immune system, which over time causes the ink fragments to slowly disappear.


After the necessary number of sessions, the result is ultimately a complete removal of the unwanted tattoo.

Why now is the time to get laser tattoo removal


Though our Quanta Discovery Pico+ laser works wonders on all skin types all year round, we think it is best to start your tattoo removal treatments in the cooler months. This is because your skin has had time to rest from summer sun and is usually the lightest it will be all year. Also, getting your tattoos removed in the winter will ensure you are prepared to show off your gorgeous skin when summer comes back around!


So what better time?


What to expect during your appointment


When you schedule your complimentary consultation, we will thoroughly discuss your desired results for the area you wish to be treated. Based on a few factors—such as type of tattoo, colors of ink, and depth of application—we will determine the right series of treatments to give you the best results.


The number of recommended treatments will vary by situation. Typically, we estimate:


  • 6-12 treatments, spaced 6-8 weeks apart for those with professional tattoos
  • 4-5 treatments, spaced 6-8 weeks apart for those with amateur tattoos


For the patient, the actual procedure is simple, safe, and non-invasive. The feeling of the laser is like a snap of intense heat. But if you’re still nervous—don’t be! We offer all our patients an anesthetic numbing cream just prior to treatment and beautiful chilled air during the treatment to make you as comfortable as possible.


Leave the unwanted tattoos behind, and step into summer with a fresh, new look! Call us at (757) 317-3748 or click here to request your free consultation. We can’t wait to see you!

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