Tattoos were once only sported only by sailors, criminals, bikers and, perhaps, military men. Over the past few decades, western society has moved away from this, turning tattoos into a fun way to express your own personal tastes and individuality. It’s common to see ink on everyone from your doctor to your mother. While the acceptance of tattooing is great, it also means more people are regretting their artwork. If you have ink you wish would just disappear, laser tattoo removal treatments can make that wish come true.
The Goals of Laser Tattoo Removal
There are two primary reasons people seek out tattoo removal. The first is that they want the tattoo to disappear entirely, leaving nothing behind but clear skin. The second group of people wants to fade old work that may be offensive or embarrassing to them now so they can have it covered with more appropriate artwork. As laser tattoo removal takes a series of treatment sessions to achieve a completely clean removal, you get to choose which goal you’re aspiring to achieve.
How Laser Tattoo Removal Works
When you are tattooed, your artist uses a needle or a series of needles to push ink under several layers of your skin. Once trapped there, the ink usually remains indefinitely. Laser treatments heat the ink and break it down. This then alerts your immune system. Your body then breaks down the ink and gets rid of it, leaving smooth skin behind. The lasers used in these treatments are safe for all skin types.
When laser tattoo removal was in its infancy, it certainly was much more uncomfortable than it is now. Advancements in laser calibration now mean that the ink is targeting more precisely and less heat is applied to the skin. Our PicoWay® laser allows for much more comfortable tattoo removal.
Get All the Facts About Laser Tattoo Removal
If you have an old tattoo you’d like to see gone or covered up, laser tattoo removal treatments at Longevity can help you. Our amazing lasers can be used on all types and colors of skin. This simply is not the case with other forms of tattoo removal. Feel free to request a consultation at our office in Oklahoma City to learn more. We would be happy to inspect your current artwork and advise you of your options for fading or entirely removing it with laser treatments.
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