Tattoo Removal Laser:
We offer tattoo removal laser for different colors like black, blue, red, and green. The patients could expect the colors to fade or reduce, depending on the depth of the dye and the type of used material color.
Decorative tattoos have a history dating back at least 5000 years. The desire to remove them has probably existed just as long. Early attempts to remove tattoos included methods like dermabrasions, salabrasions, and C02 lasers, which left scarring and were not designed to differentiate tattoo colors. The latest generation of Q-switched lasers that was initially developed in the late 90 represents the newest system capable of removing multiple tattoo inks with very low risk of scarring.
The procedure utilizes an intense beam of light to remove and lighten the tattoo, without harming the surrounding healthy skin cells. When the ink particles of the tattoo absorb the light from the laser, they are broken up into tiny fragments and consequently these fragments are absorbed through the body’s natural cleansing mechanism. Generally, it takes several months for the cleansing process to be complete.
Here at Dr. Shivani Mane’s Cozmodorm Clinic we perform laser tattoo removal and we have perfected this specialized area of Cosmetic Dermatology. We have a strong commitment to patients’ satisfaction, education and desire to exceed their expectations and we have proven this thousand times while performing the procedure.
Most experts consider laser removal to be the most successful and cost-effective way to remove tattoos. Often, lasers don’t completely remove a tattoo. Instead, they significantly lighten or fade it so it’s much less noticeable.
Today, most tattoos are removed with a Q-switched laser, which sends out energy in one strong pulse. This pulse of energy heats up the ink in your skin to dissolve it. You’ll need to receive a number of laser treatments over several weeks or longer to remove your tattoo. Older or less complex tattoos will require fewer sessions, while newer or more complex tattoos will require more.
If you have darker skin, you may want to consider Q-switched Nd:YAG laser treatment, which is less likely to change the color of dark skin than traditional Q-switched lasers. In general, it takes about 7 to 10 sessions to remove a tattoo with laser treatment. You’ll have to wait 6 to 8 weeks between sessions for best results.
Following each session, you’ll want to follow any aftercare instructions you’re given. Usually, this will involve applying antibacterial ointment to your skin for several days. The ointment will help heal your skin and reduce the risk of infection. Change the wound dressing each time you apply the ointment.
Surgical removal, also called excision tattoo removal, involves cutting off tattooed skin and stitching remaining skin back together. It’s the most invasive method of tattoo removal, but also the only guaranteed way to completely remove a tattoo.
It’s often less expensive than laser removal, but it will always leave a scar. As a result, it’s usually only done on smaller tattoos.
Surgical excision is usually done in a plastic surgery office. You’ll be given a local anesthetic before the surgeon uses a sharp, knife-like instrument called a scalpel to cut away the tattooed skin. Then, they’ll stitch the remaining skin back together. The procedure itself can take a couple hours, depending on the size of the tattoo.
The healing process will last for several weeks. During this time, you’ll want to apply the prescribed or recommended ointment for several days to help heal your skin and avoid risk of infection. Keep the site clean and out of the sun for at least 2 weeks, and follow your surgeon’s aftercare instructions.
We offer complete removal, lightening, or partial removal of tattoos (an example would be removing a name inside of a banner where our Dermatologists will skillfully remove the name without disturbing the surrounding tattoo). We encourage patients to consider lightening existing tattoos before applying a professional cover-up. Usually, pre -existing tattoos are visible underneath a cover-up. We welcome input from your tattoo artist to best determine the level of lightness required for the best look of your body art.
For specific information about your tattoo(s), a consultation would be required.
During the consultation the tattoo(s) can be evaluated, all questions can be answered, risks and benefits covered, as well as establishing a price per treatment and approximate number of treatments needed.