Tattoo Removal Specialist
Tattoos are meant to last for a lifetime, but some individuals change their minds and want to have them removed. At Elias Dermatology, Dr. Matthew Elias and Dr. Merrick Elias use laser techniques to remove tattoos for patients in Fort Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, and Davie, Florida.
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Tattoo Removal Q & A
What is laser tattoo removal?
Laser tattoo removal involves the use of laser energy to break tattoo ink into smaller pieces, which the lymphatic system then removes. The laser used during this type of procedure doesn’t damage the skin around the tattoo. Patients can expect to need multiple sessions for a total removal of their tattoo. The number of sessions they’ll end up needing depends on the kinds of tattoo ink they have, how big their tattoo is, and how far into their skin the ink goes.
Is laser tattoo removal safe?
This procedure is considered safe for most individuals. During the procedure, some patients experience slight discomfort depending on where the tattoo is located and how deep it reaches below the skin’s surface. Patients will likely have skin irritation that resembles a sunburn right after their laser tattoo removal session. The main risk from having this procedure done is getting an infection during the healing process. However, following instructions for keeping the area clean minimizes the risk of infection. In general, the affected area should be covered while it heals.
How effective is laser tattoo removal?
Laser tattoo removal is effective for many types of tattoos. Patients should keep in mind that certain factors make some tattoos harder to remove than others. Certain colors, such as red and yellow tones, don’t break down easily, while others, including blue and black tones, are easy to remove. Larger ink particles that don’t break down are also hard to remove. Having darker skin can also make it more difficult to completely remove tattoos, since the skin rather than the ink absorbs more laser energy.
How long do patients have to wait between sessions?
The length of time between sessions varies based on different factors. At Elias Dermatology, Dr. Matthew Elias and Dr. Merrick Elias make clinical decisions on how soon patients can come back for their next session. The average range between sessions for many patients is roughly 2-3 months. In general, patients can expect to have between 5-8 sessions done to remove their tattoo entirely.