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Laser Tattoo Removal

Laser Tattoo Removal Reno

 
Want to remove your tattoo and get a fresh start? Laser tattoo removal may be the way to go. With tattoo removal treatment a light beam is directed at your tattoo breaking down the ink into small particles which are then absorbed by your body. Call for a free consultation today!

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What to Expect with Laser Tattoo Removal

  • The amount of coverage and opacity of ink will play a factor in the removal process
  • Keep in mind, the larger and darker the tattoo is, the more sessions it will take to completely break down the ink
  • Each session is usually between 10-30 minutes with a downtime between sessions of 6-8 weeks
  • You should see your tattoo lighten over time provided you follow the doctor’s post-treatment instructions between each laser removal session
  • Individuals who are sensitive to pain, or had difficulties during the application of their tattoo, should talk to Dr. Glass about topical, or injectable anesthetics at the time of their consultation
  • *Results may vary

How Does the Tattoo Removal Process Work?

When a tattoo is applied to the skin, the ink remains in the upper layer. The laser tattoo removal procedure is conducted by directing a beam at the tattoo. The light beam has a reaction with the ink, breaking down the ink under your skin in to small absorbable particles.

How Does the Laser Targeting Make My Skin Feel?

Most patients describe the process as being like a rubber band snapping the skin. In general, about two thirds of patients report that the laser removal process is less painful than getting the tattoo. Individuals who are sensitive to pain, or had difficulties during the application of their tattoo, should talk to Dr. Glass about topical, or injectable anesthetics, at the time of their consultation.

How Safe is the Laser Removal Process?

It is extremely safe as it is a minimally invasive process. Compared to other treatments such as dermabrasion (sanding off the top layer of skin), surgical removal, or chemical peel applications, lasers are much safer as they only target the ink in the tattoo.

What will my skin look like in between treatments?

The treatment area may have a whitish discoloration for several minutes immediately, during, and after a session. Patients may experience reddening of the skin, swelling, pinpoint bleeding, or blistering which may last a few hours or as long as 3 weeks. This is normal as the skin is healing and dispersing the ink to be absorbed by your body’s immune system. As long as you follow the doctor’s post treatment instructions, which include keeping the area clean, applying an antibacterial ointment as directed, aloe, or petrolatum, and keeping out of the sun and away from tanning beds, the healing process should go smoothly.

If you’d like to request a complementary consultation with Dr. Glass and his staff about how laser tattoo removal can help you get rid of an unwanted tattoo, give us a call at (775) 329-3000.

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