Tattoos are designed to be permanent, but laser tattoo removal treatments can reduce their appearance to restore clarity to the skin. Gallaher Plastic Surgery & Spa MD offers laser tattoo removal treatments to the residents of Knoxville, Loudon, and Powell, TN.
What is Laser Tattoo Removal?
Laser tattoo removal uses laser energy to precisely target and destroy ink particles in the skin. While previous laser tattoo removal techniques struggled to eliminate certain colors of ink from the skin, we use the Cutera enlighten® laser system for tattoo removal. This system is able to clear all ink colors from the skin, with fewer treatment sessions. If you have a regretful tattoo, you can find an effective solution with laser tattoo removal at Gallaher Plastic Surgery & Spa MD.
How Much Does Laser Tattoo Removal Cost?
At Gallaher Plastic Surgery & Spa MD, we take a personalized approach to every laser tattoo removal procedure. This means that the cost of your treatment will depend on variables like the number of treatment sessions needed. As a result, we cannot provide you with the exact cost of treatment until you visit us in-office for a consultation. If you are concerned about the cost of your treatment, we are proud to offer financing to help make our treatments more affordable.
What is the Laser Tattoo Removal Treatment Like?
The laser tattoo removal treatment is generally comfortable, but we can apply a topical anesthetic if you are concerned about discomfort. During treatment, the laser device will be passed over the skin, delivering precise laser energy to ink particles in the treatment area. This can be performed rather quickly for small treatment areas, but can take an hour or more for larger tattoos.
What is Recovery Like Following Laser Tattoo Removal?
There is very little downtime necessary after the laser tattoo removal treatment. Your skin may be red, sensitive, or swollen due to the heat energy delivered during treatment. As a result, you may need to limit sun exposure and take special care of the treatment area for a few weeks. However, you should be able to return to work and other normal activities within a day of treatment.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Laser Tattoo Removal?
The results of laser tattoo removal may not be visible after the first treatment. Most patients need a series of three or more treatments to achieve their desired results. During your consultation, we will be able to let you know what kind of results you can expect based on your tattoo size, location, and color. Once results are produced, however, they will be permanent.
If you are considering laser tattoo removal, contact us today to schedule your initial consultation at Gallaher Plastic Surgery & Spa MD. We welcome patients from Knoxville, Maryville, Loudon, and the surrounding areas of East Tennessee.