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At Delete—Tattoo Removal & Laser Salon, physicians successfully deliver safe and comfortable laser tattoo removal in Phoenix. While results seen here are outstanding, there are a number of factors that come in to play with each tattoo.
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Factors That Affect Tattoo Removal
During your complimentary consultation at Delete Tattoo Removal & Laser Salon, your doctor effectively determines the best methods to remove unwanted ink on any part of your body. Having removed designs of almost every size and color, our physicians explain their recommended treatment plan to deliver the ultimate result. Multiple treatments are needed for most tattoos with the number of treatments driven by six factors.
The Age of Your Tattoo
The age of the tattoo can make a big difference in the removal process. Older tattoos are much easier to remove than newer tattoos. In addition to fading due to sun exposure, the human body views the ink to be a foreign invader and has also already begun to fade the tattoo ink.
The Size of Your Tattoo
The size of the tattoo determines the length of your treatment visit, not the number of visits needed. Larger tattoos take up to 60 minutes to treat per visit; however, they may sometimes be broken into multiple visits to ensure a more comfortable removal experience. Smaller tattoos may only take 10-15 minutes per treatment.
The Ink Depth and Density
The depth and density of ink affect the number of treatments that are needed. The deeper the ink, the higher the chance that the artist left a scar which encapsulates the ink and requires more treatments. Also, thicker ink will require more treatments. For example, a cover-up tattoo is denser ink due to the double layers. In contrast, more superficial tattoos are easier to remove as the pigment is not inserted deeply into the skin and is usually less dense.
While laser tattoo removal is safe for most people, some situations should be discussed with the tattoo removal physician to ensure safety. Your doctor needs to be looking for some of these medical conditions:
• Light-triggered seizures
• Type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes that is not well controlled
• An open wound or infection
• Current illness
• Localized herpes simplex
• Skin cancer history
Tattoo Color & Skin Tone
Black pigment tattoos tend to be easier to remove as all lasers have wavelengths to remove black. Multiple color tattoos require more wavelengths which not all lasers have, so those colors can be left behind.
Various wavelengths are used on different ink shades; however, not all wavelengths are safe for each skin tone. The Fitzpatrick Skin Type scale which reflects the melanin and its response to heat and light is used to protect your skin tone and avoid hypo-pigmentation. The experts at Delete—Tattoo Removal & Laser Salon cautiously treat all skin c with the correct wavelength and strength to target different ink colors.
How the Laser Works
We strive to ensure that each patient is informed about what to realistically expect when coming in for a laser tattoo removal session. Our non-invasive PicoWay laser uses highly concentrated light waves fired rapidly to target the tattoo ink. The laser focuses its energy on one spot, and the heat is able to break the ink pigment into much smaller particles. Then, over time, the body naturally eliminates the microscopic ink particles, clearing the tattoo ink. Our laser technology is regarded as the most effective and safest way to remove unwanted or outdated tattoos.
What to Expect for Tattoo Removal
At Delete, our goal is your goal. Every patient is unique; therefore, we offer no pressure complimentary consultations. We give patients the best results that can possibly be achieved. This may mean the complete removal of a tattoo or a lightening to make a professional cover up more beautiful. The tattoo removal and lightening process typically take a number of sessions to complete. Depending on the affecting factors and patient’s wishes, the entire process may take numerous sessions, each of which are spaced eight weeks apart.
During the removal process, the laser creates a “snap” to the skin. All patients are required to wear goggles to protect their eyes during the process with the physician spot testing the skin to see which wavelength setting will be the most effective. The doctor will then focus the laser beam onto the inked area, and the session will then begin. Injectable and topical numbing service options are offered to make the treatment more comfortable.
After the treatment has ended:
• Apply aloe vera to the area along with an ice pack immediately after the treatment
• Use an antibiotic ointment for open skin or blisters and cover with a bandage to prevent infection
• Cover the treatment area with sunscreen to protect it from the sun’s rays
Schedule a Consultation
When an expert provider uses the correct technology, laser tattoo removal is an excellent option with a low risk of side effects. At Delete —Tattoo Removal & Laser Salon, our team of professionals is happy to offer no-pressure, complimentary consultations to any question you may have about the tattoo removal procedure.
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