We all make choices in our lives that we regret later on, and tattoos are…
Just like diamonds, tattoos are forever. Or at least until the person with the ink decides he or she doesn’t want it anymore. However, unlike jewelry, tattoos can’t just be tossed aside or traded in for something different. Regardless of the size, location, or reason for no longer wanting the ink, removing a tattoo involves working with a trained and experienced professional.
The physicians at Allied Dermatology and Skin Surgery in Akron, OH, are experienced and skilled at safely and effectively removing tattoos Using Fontana QX MAX Q-switched laser technology, the physicians have had remarkable success removing tattoos and leaving the skin scar free.
How does laser tattoo removal work?
Using multiple wavelengths of laser light, the Fotona QX Max Q removal system lightens the ink until it fades away. It can be used on professional tattoos or those that are home-done. The laser is also effective on removing most tattoo colors. While blue and yellow ink are the most resistant, dark blue, black, red, orange and purple all react well to the laser and usually fade away.
It is important to note that removing a tattoo is not a one-time appointment. It will take several appointments over time until the tattoo is a distant memory. Several factors affect the number of appointments and length of time a patient will need including the size of the tattoo, the amount of ink that was used, the kind of ink that was used, and how deep the ink is within the skin.
Most patients report that the removal sessions aren’t painful but that the discomfort feels like being snapped with a rubber band. A numbing solution can be used to maximize your comfort.
For more information about removing your tattoo, call Allied Dermatology and Skin Surgery at 1-866-337-6631 today for a consultation.