As fun as tattoos can be, you may find yourself regretting getting one at some point. It may be because you break up with your significant other or your tastes simply have changed. Sometimes, the quality of work is not what you were hoping, and removal seems like a better idea than trying to have it fixed. Whatever the reason, you are not alone in feeling some regret in your tattoo choice. Luckily, tattoos do not have to stay as permanent as they used to. Laser Tattoo Removal Springfield MO can help you say goodbye to that unwanted tattoos in a safe and effective manner.
How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?
Tattoos work by embedding ink particles into your skin. Although your body instantly recognizes these particles as foreign bodies and tries to eliminate them, it can’t due to their size. That does not mean that your white blood cells ever really stop trying to eliminate the ink, which is why tattoos can fade over time.
To remove tattoos, ultra-short pulse lasers are needed. These lasers are hot enough to break up the ink particles, making them easier for your body to remove. Your average laser cannot accomplish this, which is why it is best to leave it to the tattoo removal professionals.
How exactly the process goes for you will depend on things such as the colors in your tattoo. Different pigments will absorb different wavelengths of light. A colorful tattoo will require many different adapters to effectively break down all of the ink particles. Black tattoos are easiest to treat because they absorb all laser wavelengths.
Once the laser has done its job, your body can step in and handle the rest. Your white blood cells will be able to finally transfer the ink particles to your liver, where they will eventually be flushed out.
What to Expect with Laser Tattoo Removal
This procedure is highly effective and can work for almost everyone. You can expect your tattoo to be completely gone, or at least faded to the point that it is incredibly difficult to see. Do not expect this to happen after just one session, however.
The exact number of sessions needed can vary greatly, depending on the size, age, location, and colors used in your tattoo. A good estimate would be somewhere between 6 and 12. Between these sessions, your body will need time to flush itself out.
If you are ready to get rid of that tattoo you have been regretting, schedule a visit with Bentley Skincare & Wellness in Springfield, MO. We can set up a time to examine your tattoo and determine how Laser Tattoo Removal can help you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!