Tattoos can be an expression of your true self. In some cases, however, the tattoo you got during your edgy and rebellious phase might seem embarrassing for you now and you might want to have it removed. Fortunately, advancements in laser technology have made the process of tattoo removal safer and more effective than it ever was.
How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?
A laser tattoo removal treatment in Coral Gables works in the following way. A laser of a specific wavelength (corresponding to the color of your tattoo) is directed at your tattoo. The light and heat emitted by the laser cause your tattoo to undergo a process called thermal expansion, as a result of which it disintegrates into a number of microscopic particles. These particles are then absorbed and eliminated by your body.
Not all tattoos, however, can be removed easily. Some can be removed in a session or two, while some others might require multiple sessions. The ease or difficulty of removing a tattoo depends on the color of the tattoo as well as a number of other factors.
Tattoos Which Are Easy to Remove
Generally, dark-colored tattoos are easier to remove, as they tend to absorb light readily. Black, dark brown, dark blue, and other dark colors can be easily disintegrated using laser and require fewer sessions of treatment. Black, in particular, is the easiest color to remove, as it absorbs all colors and all wavelengths and can be removed quickly.
Tattoos Which Are Difficult to Remove
Light-colored tattoos are generally difficult to remove, as they do not tend to absorb light as darker colors do. Colors like light blue, yellow, turquoise require multiple sessions due to their low absorption rate.
Apart from the color of the tattoo, there are a few other factors that can make the process of laser tattoo removal more difficult.
The bigger your tattoo is, the harder it might be to remove.
Older vs. Newer Tattoos
Older tattoos generally require few sessions, as your body might have already absorbed some of the pigment over the years. Newer tattoos, on the other hand, require multiple sessions of tattoo removal treatments due to their increased ink density.
Single Color vs. Multiple Colors
Single colored tattoos are generally easier to remove, as they only require a laser of a specific wavelength and color. Multi-colored tattoos, on the other hand, are more difficult to remove, as they require lasers of different colors and wavelengths.
If there are two or more layers of a tattoo, several sessions of tattoo removal treatments might be required, due to a large amount of ink deposited in the region.
Affordable Laser Treatments in Coral Gables
DermaClinic in Coral Gables uses state-of-the-art laser technology that can remove even the most stubborn of tattoos. Depending on your skin type and the size, color, and ink density of your tattoo, we can come up with a customized laser tattoo removal treatment to achieve the desired outcome.
To find out more about our tattoo removal procedures, call us today at 786-789-1253 and schedule a free and confidential consultation with one of our tattoo removal experts.