Tattoos are this generations’ way of expressing themselves creatively and artistically. Today, about 40 percent of adults have at least one tattoo on their bodies. Some people get tattoos that they’re happy with for the rest of their life, but other times people change their minds, their interests, or something else happens in their life to make them regret their tattoo decision. That’s where laser tattoo removal at Roy David MD Plastic Surgery And Medical Spa comes into the picture.
Usually these feelings of regret can occur when people are up for a job or special position and they cannot have visible tattoos, or if they are now parents and they don’t want their children to see their tattoos for a number of reasons. About 20 percent of people with tattoos have said that they would like to eventually get their tattoos removed.
How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?
If you’ve made the decision to get a tattoo removed, it’s a lot easier in this day and age because of technology advancements in lasers. Usually the average tattoo, about medium sized, takes about five treatments to remove. However, depending on the size and all of the colors inside of the tattoo, it could potentially take up to 15 laser treatments before the tattoo is removed completely.
Can all of the Ink be Taken Out?
Older laser technology had a hard time removing lighter inks due to how light is absorbed in colors like yellow and pink, but with modern-day laser tattoo removal technology lighter colors can be removed. It may take more treatments, but it can be done.
I Don’t Want my tattoo completely Removed…Can I Do that?
With the advances in laser technology, yes you can. If you don’t want the tattoo completely removed, you can have your plastic surgeon just lightened up enough so that you have a good starting point for a cover-up tattoo.
If you are thinking about getting your tattoos removed, contact your plastic surgeon today and schedule a consultation. The professionals at Roy David MD Plastic Surgery And Medical Spa will look at your tattoo and determine how many treatments they think will be necessary in order to get your tattoo completely removed. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation! We are conveniently located in La Jolla, CA.