Laser Tattoo Removal in Tampa, FL

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ABOUT TATTOO REMOVAL

Nearly 30% of people in the U.S. have at least one tattoo. As many as 25% of those with a tattoo say they regret getting it. If you’re in that 25%, there is good news. Laser tattoo removal techniques can get rid of your unwanted tattoo with minimal side effects.


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WHY DO PEOPLE CHOOSE TO REMOVE TATTOOS?

Sometimes, the moment comes when people choose to have a tattoo removed or altered. They feel they have changed or grown beyond a particular tattoo. In many cases, a tattoo can be the last symbol of a lost or broken relationship. for these individuals, having a tattoo associated with a former partner removed can be part of the healing process. Another powerful example are people who want to reject their past affiliations to gangs or hate groups. For them, these tattoos no longer reflect their beliefs and so they want them removed. It is a physical sign of their commitment to their new life. Other people may feel like a tattoo, especially in a highly visible place on the body, may be holding them back in their employment or career path.

HOW IT WORKS

Lasers remove tattoos by breaking up the pigment colors with a high-intensity light beam. Every color of ink requires a different wavelength of light and amount of energy to be efficiently removed. Black tattoo pigment absorbs all laser wavelengths, making it the easiest color to treat. Other colors can only be treated by selected lasers based upon the pigment color.

ClearLift is a high-powered Q-switched laser that can operate 2 different wavelengths to be effective with darker colors and brighter colors like red and orange.

You should first schedule a consultation so we can evaluate your tattoo and advise you on the best options for your specific case. 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.

The treatment breaks down the ink particles without causing damage to the skin. This is achieved by a Photo-Acoustic effect created by the impact of the laser energy delivered with very short pulses to the targeted ink. Over time, your body’s natural healing processes (the lymphatic system) removes the ink fragments from your body. This allows your tattoo to fade with only minimal risks of scarring or skin discoloration.

To completely get rid of a tattoo, it will take several treatments. After each visit, your tattoo should become progressively lighter.

Laser tattoo removal is very tolerable, and we use a topical anesthetic to make your experience more comfortable.

Immediately following the treatment, we will give you an ice pack to soothe the treated area. You will apply an ointment on top for a few days and you should avoid the sun for at least a week.

Laser treatment is often safer than many other tattoo removal methods, such as excision or dermabrasion because laser treatment selectively treats the pigment in the tattoo.

If you have been wanting to get your tattoos removed please call us to schedule your FREE consultation with one of our doctors.


Laser Tattoo Removal FAQ

How much does laser tattoo removal cost?
The overall price of laser tattoo removal will vary depending on a variety of factors, including the number of areas being treated and the size of these targeted areas. Our staff will assess your situation during your consultation before creating a custom treatment plan and providing you with a detailed cost estimate.

What are the side effects of laser tattoo removal?
In some cases, patients may experience redness, swelling, tenderness, or itching after the procedure. However, this lasts for a very short time and should subside naturally.

When will I see results from laser hair removal?
The timeframe of your results will be different from that of other patients. This is because we have to take into account the size, location, and age of the tattoo being removed when creating the treatment plan. The tattoo will slowly fade after each session until finally, the desired result has been achieved.

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