Has it started to feel like your tattoo was not as good of an idea as you once thought? Are you tired of the daily hassle of trying to cover up your ink with clothing, accessories, or cosmetics? Consider laser tattoo removal! This non-surgical, non-invasive process disrupts and destroys ink particles to reduce and ultimately eliminate the presence of a tattoo on the skin. Learn more about the process during a consultation with our dedicated team at Zormeier Cosmetic Surgery & Longevity Center in California, Illinois, or Indiana!
What Is Laser Tattoo Removal?Laser tattoo removal is a non-surgical, non-invasive process to eliminate unwanted tattoos. The process uses laser energy to deliver powerful beams of light directly to the tattoo. The energy and light targets the ink, breaking it up into tiny particles which are processed by the body. Our staff proudly uses VersaPulse®, or VPC, laser technology. This device is FDA-cleared for laser tattoo removal and can be used for the removal of all ink colors on most skin tones and types. It allows for permanent tattoo removal with minimal risk of scarring.
What Could I Expect from a Treatment Session?Laser tattoo removal treatment sessions are performed in the comfort of our offices as outpatient procedures. During treatment, a handheld device is used to directly apply laser energy and light to the tattoo. You may experience some warmth or a sensation similar to a rubber band snapping against the skin during the process. While you should be able to return to your normal daily activities after treatment, skin may be sensitive and tender. It is also important to have realistic expectations for treatment and understand a series of treatments is typically required to achieve removal. The number of sessions required will vary based on:
- Ink color
- Size of tattoo
- Skin tone