Regrets sometimes creep up on us, and one of the biggest regrets you can have is that tattoo you got back in your early 20’s. At the time it seemed like a great idea, and all your friends were getting one, and you wanted to get one too. You didn’t think you’d spend the intervening years trying to cover up that blurry butterfly on your foot, those smudgy roses on your upper arm, or that misshaped star on your wrist. Laser tattoo removal can take away the regret caused by a “permanent” tattoo.
The first step in removing that old, unwanted tattoo is setting up a consultation with the team of professionals at VITAHL Medical Aesthetics. Laser tattoo removal has come a long way in recent years. Our experienced providers use the enLIGHTEN™ picosecond laser to quickly and efficiently remove tattoos. The picosecond laser uses a short reaction time between the laser energy and the biological tissues in order to reduce side effects. The strong, non-thermal, photomechanical effect is able to shatter the targeting tattoo pigment with minimal risk of damaging the surrounding tissue.
If you’re hoping to get a new tattoo in the same place as the old one, it’s important to keep in mind that the laser-removal process has the potential to leave a small amount of scarring, although this does not always occur.
How many laser sessions you need to fully remove a tattoo can vary greatly, depending on:
- The size of the tattoo.
- Where it’s placed on your body.
- That age of the tattoo.
- The depth of the tattoo ink in your skin.
- The colors of the tattoo.
It’s important to talk with our qualified providers to get a good sense of how many sessions it might take to remove your tattoo, but most people will have to go in for 6 -12 session in order to completely remove their tattoo. It’s possible you might have some lightening or darkening of your skin after your tattoo removal.
Nothing can last forever, even that tattoo you got back in your 20’s. With laser tattoo removal, you can finally rid yourself of that ugly tattoo that has been haunting you for years. Contact VITAHL Medical Aesthetics today at (888) 381-7099 to schedule your consultation! We are conveniently located in Chicago, IL, with two additional offices in Denver, CO.