About 40% of adults in the United States have a tattoo, and roughly 25% of them have more than one. That’s a lot of ink!
Not everyone lives happily ever after with their body art. If you have tattoo regret, you’re not alone. According to a survey done in 2015, almost a quarter of people with tattoos expressed regret about their body art.
In the past, tattoo removal was painful, invasive, and not all that effective. Now, however, laser technology has made it much more likely that your tattoo can be removed safely and effectively.
We remove tattoos with enlighten®
Dr. Jovanovic uses the enlighten system to remove tattoos. It’s a powerful laser system that delivers outstanding results.
The energy in the laser targets the pigment in your tattoo, which is darker than the skin surrounding it. The pigment absorbs the energy from the laser and is broken apart into microscopic pieces. Then your body’s lymphatic system clears it away.
Sometimes the color and density of the ink used to create your tattoo make a difference in how many treatments you’ll need before your tattoo is gone. For example, darker ink colors absorb the laser energy better than other colors.
The enlighten laser uses two different pulse durations and has three different wavelengths. This allows Dr. Jovanovic more versatility to remove your tattoo regardless of color or density, and it means you may require fewer treatments.
There are minor risks associated with laser tattoo removal, such as the possibility of skin irritation. However, the procedure is considered quite safe.
Although we can’t promise that removing your tattoo will be painless, most patients say that it’s less painful than getting the tattoo.
If you’re living with tattoo regret, either because you made an impulsive decision, your tattoo simply doesn’t reflect your current values, you feel it’s holding you back professionally, or some other reason, then knowing that your tattoo can be removed safely and effectively is critical.
The number of treatments you’ll need depends on several factors, in addition to the color and density of the ink used. How long you’ve had the tattoo, the size and location, and even your skin tone can all make a difference.
Dr. Jovanovic treats you as the unique individual you are. He provides an evaluation and devises a treatment schedule designed specifically to meet your needs. If you’re ready to find out what life without that regrettable tattoo is like, book an appointment online or by phone today.