Tattoo Removal Experts in Memphis
Did you know that nearly 30% of people in the U.S. have one or more tattoos? Almost half of all millennials have one. That doesn’t mean everyone who has a tattoo loves their tattoo. Close to 25% of people with a tattoo say they regret their choice. If you’re one of those people, the good news is that laser tattoo removal techniques are proven to help get rid of your unwanted tattoo with minimal side effects. Since unwanted tattoos are so common, it should be no surprise that Memphis tattoo removal is also a very common procedure. It uses modern laser technology to remove tattoos with a minimal amount of treatments. On average, you’ll need six or more visits to our Memphis office to fully remove your tattoo. This depends on the type of ink used, how much ink has been used, and how deep the ink is in your skin
We remove tattoos by using a specific wavelength of light which passes into the skin but is selectively absorbed by the ink. The rapid absorption of light energy causes the tattoo ink to break into tiny particles which can be removed by the body's natural filtering system.
How It Works
Using a high-intensity laser light beam, Memphis tattoo removal works by breaking up the pigment colors in your skin. Black tattoo pigment absorbs more light wavelengths than any other color, so it’s the easiest to treat. Other colors need to be treated with lasers specifically designed for breaking up that color.
Make sure you only seek out treatment with a trained professional like Dr. Baker at Dermatology Realm. He’ll be able to evaluate your tattoo and make a plan for removing it. The number of treatments you will need will depend on the age, size, and color(s) of your tattoo. The color of your skin, as well as how deep the tattoo pigment goes, will also affect the removal technique.
What to expect during treatment
First, you’ll be given a pair of protective eye shields. Then, the technician will test your skin’s reaction to the laser to determine the best energy level for your treatment. Once everything is set correctly, the technician will use the laser to pass pulses of intense light through the top layers of your skin. The light will only be by the tattoo pigment. Smaller tattoos will need fewer pulses, while larger ones will need more to be effectively removed. Either way, in order for a Memphis to completely remove a tattoo you’ll need to come in for an average of 6 or more appointments. After each visit, your tattoo should become progressively lighter.
Laser tattoo removal is uncomfortable, but you probably won’t need anesthesia. Depending on the location of your tattoo, you may want to apply a topical anesthesia cream beforehand.
Immediately following the treatment, use an ice pack to soothe the treated area. And apply an antibiotic cream or ointment and bandage to protect it. You should also be sure it’s covered with sunblock when you’re outside.
Tattoo Removal from Memphis Skin Care Experts
Whether you’re looking for Memphis tattoo removal services or you’re looking for options to treat wrinkles, acne, or unwanted fat, you can get a variety of medical and cosmetic skincare treatments for you and your whole family. Healthy skin is essential for feeling good and looking good. At Dermatology Realm, we understand that every patient's skin is different. That’s why we offer free cosmetic consultations with Dr. Baker so he can determine your unique needs. We’ll take the time to design a treatment plan that’s perfect for you.
Contact us to schedule your free consultation today to see how you can remove your unwanted tattoos.