Q-Switched ND:Yag lasers are used to target the pigment in tattoo ink that resides below the skins surface and fragment it. Your body's natural immune system will then absorb, break down and dispose of the pigment over a period of time. We use a Zimmer Cryo 6 skin cooling system to make you as comfortable as possible during your removal session. Then, the broken ink particles are flushed away by the body's immune system, fading the tattoo from visibility with each treatment. We'll work with you to put together an affordable, low-hassle tattoo removal plan so you know what to expect before you begin.
If you experience extreme or long-lasting pain or redness and swelling after treatment, contact your surgeon to find out these are symptoms are normal or a sign of a problem. It took several sessions to remove the tattoo as opposed to one session to get it on. The pain is about the same, getting one on as taking it off, except you have to endure it several times. Factors that affect the rate of removal include: tattoo color, location, patient immune health, tattoo size, and the skin type. Laser tattoo removal is the perfect solution for erasing or lightening bad tattoos in preparation for a new design. If you are embarrassed by a tattoo, or if you feel that it no longer fits your personality, you may be a good candidate for laser tattoo removal. Many tattoos are too dark to cover up and in those cases patients may receive laser tattoo removal to lighten the existing ink to make themselves better candidates for a cover up tattoo.
In addition to featuring advanced Trinity tattoo removal technology, the medical professionals at Tranquility Laser Center have many years of experience and ample tattoo removal training to provide the best removal of your unwanted tattoo. Alternative options for removal include harsh surgical methods that result in permanent scarring or topical creams that simply do not work. This begins the process of binding and breaking down the ink pigments of your tattoo. It is very safe because it precisely targets the pigments of the tattoo without disturbing the outer layers of skin. An average sized tattoo (3 inches by 4 inches) may require only two to four visits, while larger pieces will obviously require more sessions to remove. Minimal damage is done to the surrounding skin while providing maximum tattoo removal.
Your laser tattoo treatment is performed in the office at Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery located in the heart of Green Hills, Dr. Joseph Jensen , TN. Depending on the extent your tattoo, treatment can take as little as a few seconds to a few minutes. We seek to improve comfort as necessary, using external cooling or numbing cream. Sometimes, just lightening the tattoo a bit will make a world of difference on how your new piece turns out. Here's my tattoo in 2012, almost entirely gone (it's tinted white because I've been keeping sunscreen on it for so long to protect the skin, which is a must when undergoing tattoo removal). Generally, because of the in-depth nature of the consultation, there is a cost associated with the initial visit.
A large tattoo is normally given a custom price per session, and we are competitive in our pricing and superior in our service. An artfully done cover-up may render the old tattoo completely invisible, though this will depend largely on the size, style, colors and techniques used on the old tattoo and the skill of the tattoo artist. The color of your skin , as well as how deep the tattoo pigment goes, will also affect the removal technique. This is probably the second most common question asked about Laser Tattoo Removal.