About Laser Tattoo Removal
There may be many reasons why you no longer want a tattoo. Maybe it resembles a painful memory. Maybe it has faded over time or just doesn't represent who you are. Regardless of the reason, advancements in tattoo removal technology have made it possible to lighten and potentially remove the undesired tattoo completely. At Thaker Cosmetic and Wellness in Las Vegas, NV, cosmetic surgeon Dr. Reuben Thaker offers tattoo removal with a high-tech laser system called Astanza Trinity. This laser energy device is known to yield better results than traditional tattoo removal systems and could require fewer treatments.
Laser Tattoo Removal Reviews
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There are several factors that could increase the success of your tattoo removal. The best candidates for this procedure:
- Have strong immune systems. A strong immune system improves the body’s ability to dispose of the broken down ink properties.
- Are in good overall health. Not smoking and eating a well-balanced diet aid the body’s immune system in working at full capacity.
- Have a deep contrast between the color of the ink and the pigment of the skin. Greater contrasts yield greater results.
- Have tattoos that are several years old. Older tattoos have a tendency to respond better to laser removal treatment.
Once Dr. Thaker decides that your skin is ideal for tattoo removal treatment, the treatment area will be prepped with a deep cleansing and an application of numbing cream. Dr. Thaker will then pass the applicator over the surface of the skin as it emits energy and pulsing laser light. The treatment time can vary, depending on the type and size of the tattoo. Sometimes, the tattoo will require a number of treatments before noticeable results can be seen. This will all be discussed with you at your consultation.
What to Expect
Following each treatment, an ointment will be applied to the treatment area along with bandages to protect the area. You might experience redness, sensitivity, and swelling. You could also feel a sunburned sensation followed by a slight scabbing. It is important to follow aftercare instructions precisely to expedite the healing process. After the skin has healed, you can schedule your next treatment session. Dr. Thaker recommends scheduling treatments more than 4 – 7 weeks apart.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does laser tattoo removal cost?
The cost of your tattoo removal will depend on the number of treatments needed and areas being addressed. Each patient case is unique and some patients require more sessions while others may only need a few. During your private consultation, we can discuss the estimated cost of your treatment and help you find low-interest medical financing to make your care more affordable.
What are the side effects of laser tattoo removal?
Some patients experience redness, swelling, tenderness, crusting, sunburn sensation, or itching immediately after their treatment. Dr. Thaker will discuss your treatment plan and explain what can be expected from your procedure.
Why do I need so many laser tattoo removal sessions?
Size, color, location, and the age of the tattoo determine the number of treatments necessary to effectively remove the tattoo. During your 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, you 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 will be required and are scheduled 2 – 4 weeks apart.
Are there any alternatives to laser tattoo removal?
Laser tattoo removal is the safest and quickest option to keep your skin intact and to effectively diminish the appearance of body art. In some cases, dermabrasion or microneedling may also be used as part of your treatment plan to aid in the removal process and to help maintain the health of your skin.
Remove the Past
Tattoos can be gorgeous and mesmerizing as a glimpse of our identity and self-image. But when we have a tattoo we don't like any longer, the thought of it being a permanent fixture on the body can be daunting. At Thaker Cosmetic and Wellness, we understand and want to offer a solution. We use a state-of-the-art tattoo removal system that provides exciting results to women and men all over the country. If you have a tattoo you want gone or if you have questions about the removal process, we encourage you to reach out to our office today. We cannot wait to speak with you.