The tattoo you were so happy about as a teenager may not seem so great today. It may be a bit embarrassing to have your ex’s name tattooed where everyone can see it. You may not like the art you have and would like to replace it. Research done with people who have tattoo regret has found that it can cause psychological problems such as anxiety and depression. Whatever your reasons for tattoo regret in Rancho Mirage, laser tattoo removal may improve your confidence.
What is Laser Tattoo Removal?
The technology for laser tattoo removal has advanced in the last few decades, and it has become easier and quicker than ever. Today, it is considered the standard for tattoo removal and can boost the confidence of anyone who is constantly thinking of ways to hide a tattoo to have a positive self-image.
The laser targets the pigment in the ink with a high-intensity light beam. When the pigment absorbs the light as heat, it breaks into minuscule fragments. These are carried to the liver like any toxin and eliminated from the body. As this takes place, the tattoo gradually fades. It may take a series of sessions to remove the tattoo completely or fade it so another tattoo can cover the area.
Tattoos that are closer to the heart tend to fade the fastest. The ones on the wrists or ankles may take the longest to fade. When you schedule a consultation with our specialist, your tattoos will be examined and a course of treatment may be recommended. It will depend on the age of the tattoo, its size, color and if it was done by a professional or an amateur. Professionals know how to deposit the ink in your skin in a systematic way so that all of the ink is the same depth. Amateurs may randomly deposit the ink, making some of it deeper and some shallower. This may make the laser tattoo removal treatment take a bit longer.
What to Expect
It all starts with an initial consultation, so book an appointment at the office of Dr. Wendy E. Roberts to get started with laser tattoo removal. There is no need to suffer the debilitating feelings of tattoo regret. Visit our office in Rancho Mirage and learn more about how laser tattoo removal can get rid of that unwanted tattoo so that you can have the clear skin you want. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!