Did you make a rash decision in selecting a tattoo when you were younger? Perhaps the design has faded or changed with time? Luckily, laser tattoo removal in Northern Virginia is a solution to unwanted ink.
How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?
Basically, laser energy is focused at the unwanted tattoo and breaks up the pigments in the skin. After the treatment is completed, your body naturally removes the ink that has broken down.
The Lutronic Spectra Laser allows tattoo removal at Northern Virginia based Vitalia MedSpa to be precise. The laser uses different frequencies to target each color.
How Painful is Laser Tattoo Removal?
This common question is a valid one. Most patients find the overall discomfort of removing a tattoo to be similar to the pain of getting one.
Pulses of the laser are said to feel like a rubber band slapping the skin.
How Long is Each Session?
Sessions vary depending on the size of the tattoo, the colors in the tattoo, and the patient’s comfort level. In addition, your goals need to be considered.
Some of our patients are not looking for complete removal, but simply significant fading to allow for a new tattoo.
How Effective is Laser Tattoo Removal?
After your treatment, we will apply ointment and gauze to protect your treatment from infection. You can expect some redness and mild swelling.
Over the next few weeks, you will see your tattoo become lighter.
How Many Sessions Does It Take to Remove a Tattoo?
The number of sessions will depend on many factors. Size, skin depth, and other factors affect how many sessions you will need.
Different colors require more treatments for proper removal. While sessions are spaced 4-8 weeks apart, you can expect to see results in about five weeks.
Each session will result your tattoo looking lighter overall. During your consultation, we can estimate the number of sessions your individual tattoo will require.
How Long Does Laser Tattoo Removal Take to Heal?
Your first session generally will heal in 1-2 weeks. However, most patients experience quicker healing with each additional session.
We will educate you regarding the proper care of your healing laser treatment.
Laser Tattoo Removal Northern Virginia
Quit buying your clothes based on whether they will cover up your tattoo. Stop having to explain the story behind a tattoo that no longer fits who you are.
Schedule a comprehensive consultation with the professionals at Vitalia MedSpa to learn how laser tattoo removal can help with your tattoo.