There are many reasons why people get tattoos. These reasons range from personal, cultural, or aesthetic purposes. However, as there are many reasons for getting tattoos, so are the reasons for getting rid of them. The common phrase “tattoos are permanent” has over time been disapproved. Modern techniques give you the option of removing a tattoo. Before tattoo laser removal, some of the frequently asked questions by patients include:
Who is the Best Candidate for Tattoo Removal?
People with amateur or old tattoos are suitable candidates. These tattoos are easy to remove compared to fresh tattoos. However, it is essential to consult an expert before undergoing laser surgery. When considering laser removal, it is necessary to consider the color of ink used. Some stains come out faster than others. People with dark skin and skin conditions may experience difficulty removing tattoos.
How Does Laser Removal Work?
Laser tattoo removal is the most effective and successful cosmetic option. Most physicians use a Q-switched laser during this procedure. This laser sends a single strong pulse of energy dissolving the ink. You will be required to attend several laser treatments for complete tattoo removal.
How Much Does It Cost?
Several factors determine the cost of tattoo laser removal. Some of these factors include the color, size, and age of the tattoo. However, the national average cost usually ranges from $463. If you want your insurance to cover the cost, then you need to consult your lender, as most firms do not cover tattoo removal.
What is Laser Removal Like?
The process begins with numbing the area covered with the tattoo. This is done using a local anesthetic. Next, the laser technician applies the laser after administering anesthesia. Your skin will blister, bleed, and swell. The process is done over several sessions.
At Signature Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, we have the appropriate equipment to ensure successful tattoo removal. Contact us for consultation with experts in cosmetic solutions.