How many laser treatments do I need to get rid of my tattoo?

Some people decide to get a tattoo on a whim, and it is a decision they often regret. Unfortunately they soon find out that removinga tattoocan be difficult, costly, and painful. However, thanks to laser technology, tattoo removal can now be done more effectively than before. But how many laser treatments do you need to get rid of your tattoo? There are several factors to consider.

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The number of treatments needed to get rid of a tattoo will depend on the strength ofthe laser being used, as well as the colors of the tattoo. Colors such as black and grey are easier to remove than green and yellow.

There are a several laser devices now being used for tattoo removal, including the UltraLight-Q YAG laser. The UltraLight-Q is a powerful device that removes unwanted tattoos using dual wavelengths.

The laser energy targets and breaks up the tattoo ink that is embedded below the surface. The ink particles are eventually cleaned by the body’s immune system, and the tattoo fades over time.

The depth of the tattoo, as well as how long it has been in the skin will also influence the number of treatments required to remove it. Tattoos that are deep and have been in place a long time, are generally harder to erase.

Based on the above-mentioned factors, it can take between 3to 10 treatments to get rid of your tattoo.

If you are in the Tupelo, MS area and would like to find out more about tattoo removal, contact Dr. Mark Craig of Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Please call 662-377-6290 today, to make an appointment with Dr. Craig.

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