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Do you have a tattoo that you’re not quite loving anymore? With the help of our laser tattoo removal services at Aesthetically Pleasing Medical Spa in Encinitas we are able to help you safely and gently laser away those tattoos for good.

What Is Laser Tattoo Removal?

Laser tattoo removal is a well-known treatment that patients are able to utilize to diminish or completely remove tattoos from the skin. The pigments of the ink are deposited into the skin’s dermis when you get a tattoo. During laser tattoo removal, a focused beam of light is used to be specifically absorbed by the pigment of the tattoo. The body’s immune system may then absorb and filter out the smaller “pebble-sized” ink particles that are created when the laser breaks down the larger sized ink particles. One layer of tattoo ink is removed throughout each session of laser removal.

Benefits Of Laser Tattoo Removal

  • Suitable with all ink colors
  • Brief treatment intervals
  • Safe and unobtrusive
  • Very little discomfort
  • Permanent results

How Many Laser Tattoo Removal Sessions Do Patients Need For The Best Results?

Several things must be present for tattoo removal to be successful:

The tattoo’s age: Older tattoos often faded over time on their own. The simplest to get rid of are often these meaning less sessions.

The tattoo’s location: In places with less blood supply (such as the hands, feet, and ankles), removal is more difficult than in areas with superior blood supply. Low blood circulation regions take longer to heal which also means this would require additional sessions.

Whether the tattoo was professionally performed or not: If your tattoo was professionally done, it’s possible that the artist utilized a highly concentrated ink that deposits deeply into the skin. This would result in needing several sessions of laser to completely remove the tattoo.

Previous tissue damage or scarring: Tissues that have previously been scarred or injured often have a tougher surface, making it difficult for laser light to penetrate. This would result in needed extra sessions to penetrate the tougher areas of skin.

Layered tattoos or cover-ups: These tattoos often feature more than one layer of pigment placed into the skin, or more than one color of pigment. As a consequence, the ink has a higher density and has to be removed in greater quantities.

The aforementioned criteria may need anywhere between 3 and 14 visits depending on the severity and complexity of the tattoo.

Is Laser Tattoo Removal Painful?

The discomfort of laser tattoo removal is normally bearable for most patients. Your inherent pain threshold will determine how the feeling feels to you. If getting the tattoo wasn’t very painful for you, getting it out may not be too painful too. To assist with lessening the pain, your laser technician will use a cooling technique called cryo that involves blowing chilly air. This is used before, during, and after lasering for the best comfort throughout.

Book Your Laser Tattoo Removal Treatment In Encinitas

If you’re ready to book your laser tattoo removal or want to learn more about the process, please contact our experts by giving us a call or filling out a contact form!

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