Giving someone a tattoo involves injecting a colored tincture into deep, small holes in your skin. Whether you get a tattoo from an amateur artist or a trained professional, the design you choose to get on your body is likely to be permanent in nature. So what happens if you wish to get the tattoo removed?
Fortunately, there’s a solution for people who have tattoos they regret getting. Through innovative laser tattoo removal at the Philadelphia area’s Chapin Aesthetics, you can effectively get rid of unwanted tattoos for good.
The Harmony XL Laser Treatment
Harmony XL is the latest FDA-approved laser removal treatment that is safe to use on different skin types and highly effective. It provides patients with excellent results, revealing tattoo-free skin. The treatment combines different laser wavelengths to target and break down the ink colors that make up the tattoos design.
The technology behind the Harmony XL laser is extremely powerful and can remove the most stubborn designs to achieve smooth and clear skin, devoid of any ink marks. It works on an advance Q-Switched module.
The ink particles in a tattoo are extremely large and may not be expelled by your body on their own. Hence, even though it is natural for tattoos to become faded over a period of time, the only way to permanently remove them from the skin is to opt for a professional treatment such as laser removal.
The Harmony XL Laser makes use of high-intensity laser beams for breaking down the large ink particles so that your body’s immune system can easily remove them over a period of time. The tattoo will start to appear faded before disappearing completely. Since the ink selectively absorbs laser energy, you can feel safe knowing that there will be no damage to neighboring skin tissue.
To achieve the best end-result, you will need to schedule multiple treatment sessions. The number of treatments needed to remove the tattoo usually depends on factors such as the size of the tattoo, your skin type, the specific ink used, how long you’ve had the tattoo, and the quality of the tattoo.
The Tattoo Removal Procedure
Before a tattoo removal treatment using Harmony XL Laser, your physician will instruct you to avoid exposing the targeted area to the sun. You might also need to shave any dark hair if they appear on the tattoo before the treatment.
To begin the procedure, your doctor will clean the surface of your skin. You might also be given a set of special goggles in order to keep your eyes protected during the treatment. The laser light targeted at your skin will generate tiny white spots, which will eventually fade to leave the tattoo looking normal again.
For best results, patients are usually called in for about four to ten sessions with a gap of up to 8 weeks between each session. More treatment is required for certain colors such as aqua blue, florescent colors, and metallic colors. Patients might also require maintenance treatments.
It is common for patients to notice some redness and swelling immediately after the treatment, but this would likely settle down within a few days. In the end, you will finally be free of that tattoo you regret getting.
Contact Our Office
Not every tattoo is a keeper. If you’re not happy with one that you got in the past, then it’s time to consider laser tattoo removal. It’s a quick and easy way to get rid of that ink for good. To learn more about the treatment, contact our office to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Scott Chapin.