Am I a Candidate for Laser Tattoo Removal?

Am I a Candidate for Laser Tattoo Removal?

Anyone with a tattoo that they regret may be a candidate for laser tattoo removal. During a consultation, our specialist will examine your tattoos to identify the colors, location, size and age in order to create a customized plan for removal. About half of the people in the US who have tattoos want to have them removed at some point in their lives. This is why laser tattoo removal is one of the most popular elective medical procedures.

There are a few things you need to consider before you decide if you are a good candidate for laser tattoo removal. If you are in good overall health and have reasonable expectations about what laser tattoo removal can achieve, you may be a good candidate for treatment.

During laser tattoo removal, the laser light waves are absorbed by the pigment in the tattoo. It breaks into minuscule fragments and is absorbed and eliminated by the natural processes of your body.

With laser tattoo removal, you have much less chance of scarring than with older removal methods. The size of your tattoo will help determine the number of treatments you may need. The treatments are always spaced a set amount of time apart. The number of treatments needed depends on the depth of the ink and the number of tattoos being removed, among other factors.

The main reason most people want tattoos removed is because they are no longer relevant to their lives. The tattoos may depict a name or slogan that no longer has any meaning. Certain tattoos may interfere with getting the job you want or entering the military. Since most people are good candidates for laser tattoo removal and it is very effective with little risk, there is no reason to live with unwanted ink.

If you are unhappy with your tattoo, it may be time for you to rethink your ink. Make an appointment at Island Medical Laser to see if laser tattoo removal is right for you. During this meeting at our office in Roslyn Heights, you can get all of your questions answered. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!

You Might Also Enjoy...

Reasons to Consider Tattoo Removal in Long Island

Tattoo removal has really come a long way in recent years. In the past, a tattoo was pretty much considered a permanent thing. And, in all honesty, that is what people really liked about having a tattoo. They liked the idea that they could have...

Restore Lost Facial Volume with Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are a great way to fill in lines and wrinkles and achieve a more youthful appearance. However, you may have some questions that you would like to have answered before you decide they are right for you.

Leave Your Ink in the Past with Laser Tattoo Removal

It is very common to hear people say that the past is the past. There is nothing you can do about it, and so if there is something that you regret, you just have to forget about it. In most circumstances, this idea works. It can help you forget things...

Get Rid of Your Unwanted Tattoos With Tattoo Removal

The application of tattoos has been practiced in cultures around the world for hundreds of years. In some cultures, the design and placement of the tattoo has deep cultural significance and honor attached to it. In Western culture today, it is up to...

Laser Liposuction with SmartLipo

Liposuction has long been a popular option for cosmetic fat reduction. However, patients often worry about issues such as intense discomfort, bruising and a difficult recovery period. If these are concerns of yours, you may be interested to learn about...