Tattoos are more common than ever, with many people from all backgrounds getting ink put on their skin. Unfortunately, many times these tattoos are later regretted for a variety of reasons. Whether the tattoo is poorly designed, in a highly visible area or no longer reflects the person’s personality, there can come a time when they want it removed. If you are one of these people, there are ways to quickly and easily get that tattoo removed.
Laser Tattoo Removal
Laser treatment such as the Cool Glide Laser is an effective option to remove most tattoos. Over four or five appointments, the laser treatments fade the appearance of the ink on the skin. Some ink colors are more difficult to remove with laser and may require additional treatments. The exact amount of time for each treatment and the number of treatments is dependent on the color and size of the tattoo.
Surgical Tattoo Removal
The quickest option for removing an unwanted tattoo is surgery. However, size is a major consideration for surgical removal. For localized, smaller tattoos, the art can be removed in as little as one appointment, which some requiring two stages of removal. Once the stiches heal, the tattoo is completely gone with only a small incision scar.
Both options can be available through an experienced dermatologist clinic that offers tattoo removal. Which option is best for you will depend on several factors that the dermatologists can discuss with you in a private consultation. There is no reason to live with a tattoo that has become an embarrassment when there are quick and easy solutions for removal.
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Northwest Georgia Dermatology
840 Church Street
Marietta, GA 30060