How Does Tattoo Removal Work?

You’ve heard of laser hair removal, but did you know that laser therapy can also be used to get rid of unwanted tattoos? If you have a tattoo that you regret or a tattoo that no longer fits your personality, you may be wondering if it’s time to part ways with your ink. If so, our dermatologist, Dr. Ryan Owsley of Comprehensive Dermatology of Idaho can provide laser tattoo removal, a safe, effective way to say “goodbye” to your tattoo.

How does it work?

Most people assume that if they get a tattoo that it’s for life; however, removing ink is actually easier these days than ever before thanks to cutting-edge laser technology. To get a tattoo, the ink must be injected into the dermis of the skin. Fortunately, our laser system can target ink within the dermis layer of the skin and break it down into smaller particles that the body’s lymphatic system will flush away.

How many sessions will I need?

It will take several treatment sessions to safely get rid of the tattoo while also minimizing scarring. Tattoo removal systems that boast fast results are more likely to cause scarring. Laser tattoo removal can take anywhere from 8 to 16 treatment sessions, which are spaced out at least two months apart to allow time for the body’s lymphatic system to flush some of the ink away. Length of treatment varies by individual and their tattoo.

Is laser tattoo removal right for me?

If you have ink that you regret, then you could be a good candidate for this treatment. Whether you’ve just grown tired of your tattoo or it’s ink that you got when you were young, there are many reasons to turn to the team at Comprehensive Dermatology of Idaho for laser tattoo removal.

Those with simple black tattoos, as well as those with older tattoos, will see faster results with laser treatment. Our system will be able to remove these types of tattoos quicker and more easily than color tattoos; however, while color tattoos may be a bit more challenging, our advanced laser technology ensures that we can treat most color and black tattoos just about anywhere on the body.

If You Are Interested In Learning More About The Tattoo Removal Treatments Offered At Comprehensive Dermatology Of Idaho, Please Call (208) 467-7546 Today To Schedule An Appointment!

Nampa Dermatology Office

16111 N Brinson Street, Suite 100

Nampa, ID 83687

(208) 467-7546

(208) 467-7500

McCall Dermatology Office

211 Forest St

McCall, ID 83638

(208) 467-7546

(208) 467-7500

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