Have you ever gotten a tattoo that you regretted? A recent survey revealed that 20% of people with tattoos were unhappy with them, but only 6% of them had their tattoos removed. Some of them suffered embarrassment from their tattoo choice, others suffered a lower body image, and the majority claimed that a job or career was the reason for having their tattoos removed. There are as many reasons that people may choose to have a tattoo removed as there are reasons for getting them in the first place and the professionals at Twin Ports Dermatology can help with laser tattoo removal.
*individual results may vary.
During a laser tattoo removal treatment, a laser is guided over the tattoo to disrupt the ink pigment that is embedded in the skin. Lasers use concentrated pulses of energy. Each pulse of energy penetrates the skin and is absorbed by the pigment in the tattoo. As the pigments absorb the energy, they heat up and then shatter into tiny particles. These ink particles are then safely absorbed by the body and flushed away through the body’s natural system.
Each laser session breaks down more ink particles until no ink remains and the tattoo has disappeared.
Black and gray tattoos are typically the easiest to remove. Red inks are the second easiest to remove, and the darker blues, greens, and purples are more difficult to remove. When it comes to removing color, different wavelengths of light are absorbed by different tattoo ink colors. The right wavelength will need to be directed at the targeted ink color and will then be able to break it down.
Our expert providers here at Twin Ports Dermatology would be happy to meet with you for an in-person consultation. Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our trusted staff members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.
Our PicoWay Laser will only need a fraction of a second to break down the color being targeted. Depending on the size of the tattoo, the typical treatment only lasts 15-45 minutes. Most professionally applied tattoos will take anywhere from 4 to 12 treatments to remove completely.
The sessions are scheduled 4 weeks apart to give the body healing time between sessions. During your initial consultation, our professionals will assess the depth, colors, and other important factors when determining how much treatment is safe for each session and how many sessions will be needed to remove your particular tattoos.
*individual results may vary
If you would like to schedule an in-person consultation, please fill out the form on this page and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Twin Ports Dermatology will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our Duluth, MN office directly to schedule: 218-302-1000.
Twin Ports Dermatology serves the greater Duluth area. We’re the only locally owned private dermatology clinic & medspa in the area.
*Individual results may vary