Laser Tattoo Removal
Laser tattoo removal in Mobile, AL can effectively diminish and possibly remove tattoos. The laser “breaks up” the ink and your body’s normal healing process will remove the ink particles.*
Tattoos are created by injecting colored pigment into small deep holes made in the skin. Regardless of whether a tattoo artist or an untrained individual injects the pigment, the marks or designs are relatively permanent. When people subsequently want their tattoos removed, one of the best methods is laser treatment. During treatment, pulses of light from the laser are directed onto the tattoo, breaking up the tattoo pigment. Over the next several weeks the body’s macrophages remove the treated pigmented areas. Patients should expect to come back for several treatments to achieve expected results.
What is laser tattoo removal?
Laser tattoo removal is a procedure that uses a powerful laser that reacts with the ink of a tattoo to break it down into tiny particles. The laser directly targets the tattoo pigment and leaves the surrounding skin virtually untouched. Tattoo ink and natural pigmentation like melanin absorb short pulse duration/high peak energy so quickly that they create a photo-acoustic effect within the pigment clusters. This effect breaks down the ink into much smaller particles that can be more easily removed by the body’s natural filtering system.*
Are there any risks of laser tattoo removal?
The risks of laser tattoo removal are very minimal. The largest risk is infection, but when post-treatment instructions are followed, infection can usually be prevented.
Does it hurt? What can I expect during a laser tattoo removal treatment?
A laser tattoo removal treatment can last anywhere from a few minutes to an hour or two depending on the size of the tattoo and the colors involved. A lot of patients describe the pain from the laser as feeling like a hundred rubber bands striking the skin at the same time. To help alleviate some of this pain, you may have a cold compress, ice or cold air applied to the treatment area prior to the procedure.
What is the recovery time for a laser tattoo removal treatment?
Most patients can resume their daily activities immediately following a laser tattoo removal treatment. You will need to avoid exposing the treated area to the sun and strenuous physical activities that may affect the treated area.
All videos, photographs, and testimonials present possible results. There is no guarantee that your results would be the same, as individual results will vary.
For questions or to schedule an appointment:
The Martin Center
4621 Morrison Drive
Mobile, AL 36609
(251) 344-1622 Fax