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Laser Tattoo Removal

Laser Tattoo Removal – Gainesville, GA

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Those regrettable tattoos of your youth (or from last year) can be erased from your body and memory with laser tattoo removal. Utilizing newer generation lasers, the highly trained professionals at Aesthetic Center of Gainesville use the lasers to target the ink in tattoos. While the ink is absorbed by the laser’s energy, the surrounding skin is left intact, minimizing the appearance of scarring. Over the course of a few weeks, the color from the tattoo fades naturally for tattoo-free skin. Your “permanent” tattoo will be history.

What to Expect

To begin the removal process, the tattoo is cleaned. Emitting laser or pulsed light, the laser hand piece glides over the surface of the tattoo. The size and color of the tattoo determine the length of treatment time. A tattoo the size of a quarter would take approximately 3-5 minutes to treat. Some patients request a topical anesthetic cream to minimize the stinging effect of the laser. Many patients tolerate treatment without topical anesthetic, and report the treatment as feeling similar to light rubber band snaps. An ointment is applied following treatment to keep the area moist, and then it is covered with a protective dressing.

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Any Side Effects?

Some patients experienced redness, swelling, tenderness, crusting, sunburn sensation, or itching immediately following treatment. The plastic surgeon will discuss the treatment plan, and explain what can be expected from your treatment. 

Why so Many Sessions?

Size, color, location and the age of the tattoo determine the number of treatments necessary to effectively remove the tattoo. During the consultation, the treatment regimen will be reviewed and any questions regarding the number of estimated sessions will be provided at that time.

When Will I See Results?

The results and appearance of the tattoo vary from patient to patient. After each treatment session patients will see the tattoo become lighter. Due to the various types of inks used in tattooing, the results and the number of treatments may vary. Typically, multiple treatments (anywhere from 2 to15) will be required and are scheduled 4 to 7 weeks apart. 

Other Options?

While laser tattoo removal is the safest and quickest option to keep patients’ skin intact, there are other treatment options. Patients can also choose surgical excision, chemical peels and traditional dermabrasion. These treatment options are invasive treatment methods that often result in scarring.

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Tattoos Aren’t Forever

If you’ve had enough looking at your questionable tattoos, you can get them removed with the power of laser tattoo removal. Our practice has the ability to make tattoos disappear from your body with state-of-the-art technology. Call us to learn more. 

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.