5 facts you need to know about tattoo removal
Did you know that three out of 10 American adults have a tattoo?
That might not sound so surprising, but consider this: 25% of these folks regret ever getting one. If a tattoo has gotten under your skin and you want it gone, we can help. But first, here are five facts you need to know about tattoo removal.
1. More people are seeking tattoo removals than ever.
The tattoo removal market is growing exponentially, but why are people removing their tattoos? As trends evolve, so do people and their interests or tastes. New lifestyle changes, career purposes, or social conditions often make people think twice about their tattoos. And sometimes, well, people just make mistakes. And that’s okay! That’s what we’re here for.
2. Traditional laser tattoo removals don’t work.
To be clear, it’s not as if they don’t work, per se, it’s just that they don’t work well. Most laser tattoo removal processes are time-consuming and ineffective, requiring a person to endure 15 sessions or more over the span of nearly two years. And even then, the tattoo doesn’t disappear completely—it only fades or scars.
3. Tattoos are hard to remove, but why?
Have you ever heard the expression, “Beauty is only skin deep”? This suggests that while a person may be physically attractive, there are elements under their skin—such as their personality, intelligence, and health—that could be problematic. Such is the case with tattoos. Tattoo ink permeates the top layer of a person’s skin, leaving a more substantial, long-lasting impact. In other words, tattoos are more than skin deep. Fortunately, they aren’t as permanent as many people think.
4. Advanced laser removal technology is available.
At The Skin Center at Southgate, we use enlighten, the premier solution for tattoo removal. Enlighten is an advanced laser system that uses picosecond lasers to remove tattoos safely and effectively.
A picosecond is measured at one-trillionth of a second. That’s 1,000 times faster (or shorter) than a nanosecond, which is the standard speed of traditional laser tattoo removal systems.
These faster and more efficient technologies feature dual pulse durations and various wavelengths that “shatter” ink particles without causing damage to the surrounding tissue. The best part? The enlighten process takes far fewer treatments than traditional laser removal processes.
5. We can remove your tattoo!
Our team of expert medical professionals are here to help you reclaim your skin and regain your confidence. Are you ready to feel like yourself again? Contact us today, and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram!