What is Laser Tattoo Removal?
There may be a number of reasons why you no longer want a tattoo. Maybe it reminds you of a difficult memory. Or maybe it has lost color or just no longer represents who you are. Regardless of the reason, breakthroughs in tattoo removal technology have made it feasible to lighten and maybe even remove the undesired tattoo altogether. At Symphony Medical Spa in Tooele, UT, family physician Dr. Carolyn Forbes performs tattoo removal with the state-of-the-art Harmony XL PRO. This laser device is known to yield better results than other tattoo removal technologies and may necessitate fewer treatments.
Who is a candidate for laser tattoo removal?
Most people with unwanted ink can undergo tattoo removal. However, some factors may impact your candidacy for laser treatment at this time. These include the age and location of the tattoo, as well as the ink color. Patients must have healthy skin free of any infections or lesions that might hinder treatment. Symphony Medical Spa can evaluate your skin and determine if you are an ideal candidate for tattoo removal. Please inform us of any medications you are currently taking, as some can make the skin more sensitive to light.
Our Laser Tattoo Removal Technique
As soon as Dr. Forbes decides that your skin is ideal for tattoo removal, the tattoo will be prepped with a careful cleansing and an application of a numbing cream. Dr. Forbes will begin by passing the device over the surface of the skin as it emits pulsing laser light and energy. The time it takes to complete the procedure varies and depends on the size of the tattoo. Sometimes, the tattoo will require multiple treatments before obvious results are seen. At the end of each treatment, an ointment will be applied to the skin along with bandages to protect the area. You may notice redness, sensitivity, swelling, or slight scabbing. It is important to follow aftercare instructions carefully to expedite the healing process. As soon as the skin has healed, you can schedule your next treatment session. Sessions typically will not be scheduled less than 4 – 7 weeks of each other.
Remove the Past
Tattoos can be gorgeous and mesmerizing as a glimpse of our identity and self-image. However, when we have a tattoo that we are no longer proud of, the thought of it being a permanent fixture on the body can be daunting. At Symphony Medical Spa, we care about your feelings and want to offer an answer. We use a state-of-the-art tattoo removal system that offers positive results to women and men all over the country. If you have a tattoo you want gone, or if you have questions about laser tattoo removal, we encourage you to reach out to our office today.