Posted February 20, 2017 in Blog
While tattoos are a splendid form of self-expression, there are many reasons why they could lead to regret. Perhaps you’re no longer dating the person whose name is written on your chest, or your dream job will not hire candidates with tattoos on their forearms. Since tattoo artists want their work to last for longer periods of time, the ink they use is constantly being improved upon, which can make it more difficult to remove. Sometimes, you just want to get rid of unwanted tattoos.
At the Plastic Surgery Centre of Atlanta, the most state of the art tattoo removal system is being used. It involves a Cutera® Elighten Laser, which targets the pigments of the tattoo with bursts of laser energy. This disrupts the ink particles under the skin, breaking them apart and fading the tattoo.
What makes the Cutera® Elighten Laser the best for laser tattoo removal is that it is the only laser with dual wavelength and dual pulse technology. This allows sessions to be customized based off of the type and color of ink in the patient’s tattoo, as well as their skin type. Use of the Cutera® Elighten Laser means that tattoos can be faded and removed in less sessions than are required by older lasers.
While discomfort level varies by patient, most individuals report that the Cutera® Elighten Laser tattoo removal is quite tolerable. It is compared to the sensation of having a rubber band snapped against your skin. The length of treatments varies depending on tattoo size, but most treatments require only 30 to 60 minutes in the office.
If you are thinking of removing a tattoo and believe laser tattoo removal is right for you, give the Plastic Surgery Centre of Atlanta a call at 404-260-7674 to set up a consultation with Dr. Brothers. During your consultation, Dr. Brothers will provide more details on the process and explain how it can be personalized to you. The Plastic Surgery Centre of Atlanta offers tattoo removal to men and women in Atlanta, Sandy Springs, and surrounding communities in Georgia.