The demand for tattoos has never been bigger in the U.S. Millions of people have tattoos and get new ones every year. In fact, 23 percent of all adults have at least one tattoo. While many people enjoy their tattoos, approximately 17 percent regret getting them. At any given time, there are approximately 5 million people who are considering tattoo removal – a number that has been steadily growing over time. If you regret getting a tattoo, you may be a good candidate for tattoo removal.
There are many reasons for choosing to have a tattoo removed. Of them, some of the most common include:
- Changes in relationship status
- Employment-related purposes
- Crude and vulgar words or imaging that may affect personal or professional relationships
- Faded ink
- Poor quality work
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is a candidate for tattoo removal?
You may be a candidate for laser tattoo removal is you have one or more unwanted tattoos. While many people make good candidates for tattoo removal, these treatments are not for everyone. The only way to know whether tattoo removal could minimize the appearance of your tattoos is by contact our office to schedule a consultation. Based on your skin tone, the color of your tattoo and its location, we can answer any questions you may have about tattoo removal and whether it could be right for you.
How are tattoos removed?
The traditional tattoo removal method involves the use of lasers, which break up tattoo ink and encourage the body to gradually absorb it. Intense pulse light therapy (IPL) is also effective for tattoo removal in some individuals – especially those with fair skin and dark ink. Both laser and IPL tattoo removal are considered safe and low risk when performed by a qualified skin care professional.
How long will it take to have my tattoo removed?
Removing a tattoo is a multi-step process that usually requires several in-office treatments. It is normal to need 4 to 6 tattoo removal sessions, each of which may take between a few minutes to an hour depending on tattoo size, color, and location.
For more information about tattoo removal and whether it could be right for you, contact our office to schedule a consultation. We use only the latest in advanced medical technology to break down unwanted tattoos without inconvenient side effects or ‘downtime’ between sessions.