What is Laser Tattoo Removal?
There could be many reasons why you no longer want your tattoo. Maybe it resembles a difficult memory, doesn't represent you anymore, or it has simply lost color. Regardless of the reason, advancements in tattoo removal technology have helped make it feasible to lighten and potentially eliminate an unwanted tattoo altogether. At Contemporary Dermatology, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Robert Nossa offers tattoo removal with a the high-tech PicoWay by Candela® laser system. This picosecond laser device works to break down the ink to reduce the visibility of the tattoo on your skin after a few treatments. It is even effective on multi-colored tattoos. To find out more, contact Contemporary Dermatology in Marstons Mills, MA to schedule an appointment.
Our Laser Tattoo Removal Technique
Following a consultation to determine whether you are a good candidate for a PicoWay laser procedure, the tattoo will be prepped with a careful cleansing and an application of a topical numbing cream. Dr. Nossa will begin by passing the PicoWay device over the tattooed skin as it releases pulsing laser energy. Typically, patients need about 6 – 8 treatments before noticeable results can be seen. Following each treatment, a topical cream will be applied to your treated skin, along with bandages to protect the area. You may have redness, sensitivity, and swelling. You might also feel a sunburned sensation followed by a slight scabbing. It's important to follow aftercare instructions to speed up the healing process. Dr. Nossa recommends scheduling treatments about 4 – 7 weeks apart.
Laser tattoo removal FAQs
What if I have an old tattoo?
Older tattoos may be easier to remove because the ink tends to be more faded than newer tattoos. During an assessment, Dr. Nossa can examine the treatment area and let you know how long it will take to remove your ink. Our goal is to provide you with the best possible results in as few sessions as possible.
Does laser tattoo removal hurt?
Contemporary Dermatology uses top-of-the-line lasers to reduce the appearance of tattoo ink. This technology is a big improvement over older techniques, which often leaves patients in some pain. While laser tattoo removal is not without discomfort, most people find our treatment to be tolerable. We also provide a topical numbing cream to keep you comfortable.
How do I take care of my skin after laser tattoo removal?
It is important to follow our advice in the following days and weeks to ensure the best results from laser tattoo removal. Our staff will provide specific instructions on how to take care of your skin in Marstons Mills, MA. We highly recommend avoiding sun exposure or picking at the treatment areas. We can let you know when it is safe to resume regular activities.
Remove the Past
When you have a tattoo that you no longer wish to keep, the idea of it being a permanent fixture on your body can be tough to cope with. At Contemporary Dermatology, we utilize a successful, innovative tattoo removal technology that provides excellent outcomes. If you would like to learn more about laser tattoo removal with PicoWay laser technology, we encourage you to set up an appointment with Dr. Nossa in Marstons Mills, MA.