Tri-Lase Q-Switched Laser Tattoo Removal
Each year, many people decide to get a tattoo. With the increasing popularity of tattoos, they are becoming more and more socially acceptable. However, not everyone is happy with his or her decision to get a tattoo and years later may wish to have their ink removed. If you are one of these individuals, Dr. A. James Paine, Jr. at Mountain State Cosmetic Surgery and Healing Springs Medical Spa can help you!
At Mountain State Cosmetic Surgery and Healing Springs Medical Spa, we utilize the Tri-Lase Q-switched laser, which is the number one laser choice in tattoo removal. This is a minimally invasive and low-risk procedure.
During your consultation, our Nurse Practitioner, along with Dr. Paine will sit down with you one-on-one to assess the color, size and type of your tattoo. This will allow Dr. Paine to determine a treatment plan and cost.
Laser Tattoo Removal Procedure
In the past, tattoo removal has gained a reputation as being a painful process, much like getting a tattoo in the first place. However, the Q-Switch laser tattoo removal process used at Mountain State Cosmetic Surgery ensures an effective and comfortable process for the patient.
The treatment area will be numbed with a local anesthetic to decrease any discomfort felt by the patient. The laser treatment is quick and will only take a few minutes, depending on the size of the tattoo. Usually tattoos will need 3-9 treatments depending on the age of the tattoo, depth of the ink on the skin, and type of ink used. Sessions are placed 4-6 weeks apart to allow the body’s immune system to naturally remove the pigment fragments.
Laser Tattoo Removal Recovery
Apply anti-bacterial ointment and ice to the treated area. If a scab is to form, it is imperative not to disturb it. Otherwise, scarring could occur. Mild redness, swelling, and bleeding and/or blistering could occur. These symptoms should subside within a few days after the procedure.
Laser Tattoo Removal Results
You will start to see results after your first treatment. The tattoo will continue to fade each time you receive a treatment.
Laser Tattoo Removal
If you are rethinking your ink, contact Mountain State Cosmetic Surgeyr and Healing Springs Medical Spa for a complimentary consultation!