About Laser Tattoo Removal
You may have a number of reasons why you no longer want your tattoo. Perhaps it reminds you of a difficult memory, maybe it's lost color, or just no longer represents who you are. Despite the reason, breakthroughs in tattoo removal equipment have helped make it feasible to lighten and maybe even eliminate the unwanted tattoo in its entirety. At Walters Plastic Surgery in New Orleans, LA, plastic surgeon Dr. Jules Walters provides tattoo removal using a state-of-the-art laser system. The laser device has proven to produce better results than previous tattoo removal technologies and might necessitate fewer treatments. If this procedure interests you, then we invite you to call us today to find out more about the techniques we use.
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There's a number of considerations which might improve the the success of your removal procedure. Good candidates for laser tattoo removal:
- Have a strong immune system. This assists in the body’s ability to break down and eliminate the ink properties.
- Are healthy overall. Smoking and eating an unhealthy diet limit the body's immune system from performing at max efficiency.
- Have great differences between the ink color and the skin color. The greater the contrast, the greater the result.
- Have older tattoos. The older a tattoo is, the better it will respond to treatment.
As soon as Dr. Walters determines that your skin is ideal for tattoo removal, the tattoo will be prepared with a careful cleansing and an application of a topical anesthetic. Dr. Walters will begin by passing the PiQo4 laser removal device over the top of the tattooed skin as it releases laser light and pulsing energy. The time it takes to complete the procedure varies and depends on the size of the treatment area. In some situations, the tattoo may require multiple sessions before obvious results are seen. These factors will all be discussed during your consultation.
What to Expect
At the end of each session, a topical cream will be placed on the treated skin as well as bandages to to help protect the area. You should not be alarmed by redness, swelling, and sensitivity, similar to the discomfort that accompanies receiving the tattoo. You might also feel like you have a sunburn and experience minor scabbing. It's important to adhere to aftercare instructions carefully to speed up the recovery process. Once the site has recovered completely, your next session may be scheduled. Dr. Walters does not recommend scheduling sessions sooner than 4 – 7 weeks apart.
Plan Your Procedure
Remove the Past
Body art is often a stunning and exciting symbol of our self-image and identity. However, when we have a tattoo we no longer love, the idea of its permanence on the body can be tough to cope with. At Walters Plastic Surgery, we care about your feelings and wish to provide an answer. We utilize an innovative tattoo removal technology that offers thrilling results to individuals from all around. If you have a tattoo you wish to remove and you want to know more about laser tattoo removal, we invite you to call our facility at your earliest convenience. We look forward to speaking with you.