As you grow and change, a tattoo you loved 10 years ago might not make you as happy as it once did. Deborah Freeman MacDonald, R.E. Inc, has laser and skin care specialists who can gently and safely remove your unwanted tattoos at their offices in Hopedale and Framingham, Massachusetts. While tattoos are meant to be permanent, the team has the most advanced technology to carefully remove your tattoo without damaging the surrounding skin. Call Deborah Freeman MacDonald, R.E. Inc, or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.
Tattoo removal is a procedure that uses laser technology to break up and eliminate unwanted tattoo pigment in your skin. Unlike other procedures, such as a surgical incision, laser tattoo treatments don’t require the removal of your skin, so they have minimal side effects.
During tattoo removal, the team at Deborah Freeman MacDonald, R.E. Inc, beams varying wavelengths of laser energy into your tattoo to break up the pigment. Your skin absorbs these beams each time the laser pulses, converting the light energy into heat.
Once the energy converts to heat, it shatters the pigment in your tattoo and breaks it up into smaller particles of ink. Over time, your body’s lymphatic system naturally removes this pigment from your body.
How long laser tattoo removal takes depends on the color and size of your tattoo. Smaller tattoos require fewer pulses than large ones, so they typically fade within six sessions or less.
Full black tattoos are the easiest to remove because black absorbs all wavelengths of light, while others can’t. Brown, dark blue, and green tattoos fade faster than bright, colorful pigments.
Most people need at least 6-8 20-minute treatments spaced 6-8 weeks apart before their tattoos fully fade, but you may need at many as 10 sessions if you have a large, colorful tattoo. In total, tattoo removal can take up to eight months.
Laser tattoo removal from a trained laser specialist is safer than alternative options, such as surgical excision or dermabrasion, because a laser can gently extract pigment from your skin without damaging the surrounding area.
Most people describe laser tattoo removal as feeling like snapping a rubber band against your skin, so it’s also less painful than other options.
It’s common to experience minor swelling, redness, bleeding, or small blisters after your tattoo-removal treatments. These temporary side effects should subside within a few weeks.
Tattoo removal is a safe way to fully remove your unwanted tattoo. To learn more, call Deborah Freeman MacDonald, R.E. Inc, or book an appointment online today.