Mid Ohio Valley Tattoo Removal

Many people get a tattoo as a way to express themselves but now regret that decision. The team at Rejuvenation Laser and Skin Center and Melanie’s Design Specialists are experts in laser tattoo removal. The precision and natural results from their services are second to none. Our specialists perform laser tattoo removal using the Q-Plus C-Laser. This series features the three wavelength laser, which is the most effective tattoo removal process. For tattoo removal in the Mid Ohio Valley, contact us today!

Rejuvenation Laser & Skin Center                 Melanie’s Design Specialists
1500 Grand Central Plaza                                  90 Acme Street
Vienna, WV 26105                                               Marietta, Ohio 45750
(304) 966-3465                                                     (740) 538-9943

Tattoo art is a popular form of individual expression by men and women, and nearly 30% of individuals in the United States have a tattoo. As life circumstances or tastes change, those who made the “permanent” decision often regret it. Statistics show about 50% of people wish to have a tattoo removed at some point in their lives. Out of the many methods used to eliminate tattoos, laser removal is considered one of the safest.

The most popular method for eliminating body ink is laser removal. Visible light is not extremely intense to the naked eye, but laser light is very concentrated and consists of only one specific wavelength. As the pulses of focused light hit the tattoo, the dye is broken up into granules that are absorbed by the skin and removed through the body’s immune system. The more the color of the ink absorbs the wavelength of laser light, the more fading that will occur with each treatment.

When it comes to tattoo removal, many people are concerned about how the procedure will feel. The actual laser diameter is less than seven millimeters. However, depending on the size, there can be several hundred laser points needed to remove the tattoo. Based upon the area of the body where the treatment occurs, those who have experienced tattoo removal may experience some pain. Right after the procedure, the treated area of skin will be raw, and there may be some pinpoint bleeding. Generally, after a day or two, small scabs will appear, and these should fall off within 6-7 days.

One advantage of laser removal is the possibility of no evidence that a tattoo was ever there, and there is usually no scarring. The tattoo removal professional will factor in a few key things to help determine the success of the procedure including the type of ink, the location of the tattoo, and your skin type. Additionally, the upper arms, trunk, and thighs respond best to laser treatments, while the wrists, hands, feet, and ankles are more difficult.

There are several variations of tattoo ink, and therefore, some colors disappear faster than others. Black and red seem to respond best to laser removal, while green and bright blues can take longer to fade.

The length of time to remove a tattoo will depend on the size of the tattoo, how detailed it is, and how many colors are involved. A tattoo with one or two colors and a simple design may only take a minute or so per treatment. Larger tattoos with elaborate designs and several colors could take up to an hour per treatment. In general, most tattoos require 3-4 weeks between procedures based on how quickly the skin heals from the last treatment. Commonly, the area heals in 7-10 days, but it is advised to wait another week or two before the next treatment.

Tattoos fade with laser treatments; they don’t just disappear. As the upper level of ink absorbs the laser light energy, a thin layer of ink dissolves. With each consecutive treatment, subsequent levels of ink fade gradually eliminating the tattoo.

Rejuvenation Laser and Skin Center and Melanie’s Design Specialists offer full or partial laser tattoo removal. The size of the tattoo, colors involved, and intricacy of the design will determine the cost of the removal. Contact us today at 740-538-9943 for pricing.