Tattoos are designs that are imprinted on the skin with specialized inks. While they are often considered permanent, patients now have options available to them for removal. Dr. Joe McDonald and the team at Kaizen MediSpa in Bethesda, MD understand that some patients regret their tattoos and would like them removed, which is why he is pleased to offer solutions to individuals such as laser tattoo removal.
How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?
With laser tattoo removal, patients in the community can have their tattoo faded away with several sessions of treatment. With a special device that emits laser light, our doctor will target the ink in the skin to break it up. Once the ink has been broken down by the laser light, it is safely absorbed by the skin and body and fades away.
How Many Treatments Do I Need?
It is essential that patients understand that laser tattoo removal is not just a single procedure that totally eliminates the tattoo. Instead, this treatment is done over the course of time, breaking down the inks more and more with each session. The number of treatments needed will vary from patient to patient and can be affected by various factors including:
- The quality of the ink
- The color of the ink
- The size of the tattoo
- How long the tattoo has been on the skin
- The patient’s natural skin color
- The body’s reaction to treatment
With each treatment, patients will notice their tattoo fading. Some patients want just enough treatments to reduce the look of the tattoo to cover it up with another, while others want the tattoo fully removed from the skin. By speaking to our doctor, patients can learn more about this treatment and find out how many sessions their removal may require.
Are You Considering Laser Tattoo Removal?
If you are unhappy with one or more tattoos on your skin and want to address them with laser tattoo removal, we encourage you to book a consultation visit with Dr. Joe McDonald of Kaizen MediSpa to discuss this solution. The practice is located at 7505 Democracy Boulevard, Suite A-113 in Bethesda, MD and can be reached by phone at (240) 428-6800.