Give That Tattoo a Fond Farewell

Tattoos can get in the way of life.

  • He or she may have been your main squeeze then. Now, your husband or wife isn’t amused by their name permanently inked on your arm.
  • That full arm dragon felt pretty cool after six shots of tequila. Your new employer isn’t as taken with it.
  • When you were young, with firm skin, that tattoo looked good. Now your sagging skin has made the image less than flattering.

It used to be that there were only three ways to get rid of a tattoo: surgery to remove the skin, acid bleaching, and dermabrasion (basically sandblasting of your skin). These left scars that were as noticeable as the tattoos themselves.

But now you can remove that tattoo with laser technology at Northcoast Laser.

How does it work?

Our lasers deliver short, high-energy pulses of light that are absorbed by the pigment in the tattoo. This energy breaks the pigment into particles small enough for the body to remove through the lymphatic system.

Now many treatments are necessary?

How many treatments are needed depends on the colors, depth, age of the tattoo, chemical composition of the inks, and some other factors. Black, red, dark orange, and dark blue tattoos respond best to laser treatment, while green, purple, brown, light orange, and light blue colors require more treatments. Most tattoos require a number of treatments, from three to 13, spaced up to two months apart.

Does it hurt?

The procedure has a little discomfort, but not much. We apply an anesthetic cream to the location prior to beginning the laser treatment. After each treatment, you will have three to four days of sensitivity at the site. You’ll also need to apply an over-the-counter antibiotic to the site and keep it covered.

Get rid of that tattoo before sagging skin makes it an entirely different image! Call us at Northcoast Laser, 440-639-3223, and let’s talk about laser tattoo removal.