Tattoo Removal

Laser Center of Milford

Medical Spa located in Milford, CT

A tattoo may have seemed like a good idea at the time, but years later you’re not happy with your decision to permanently ink your skin. At the Laser Center of Milford in Milford, Connecticut, the team under the medical direction of Gino H. Ang, MD, use the Harmony®XL laser system effectively target and dissolve tattoo ink and leave you with smooth, pigment-free skin. If you’re ready to erase a regrettable tattoo, call the office or schedule an appointment using this website.

Tattoo Removal Q & A

How does laser tattoo removal work?

Laser treatment is an effective way to eradicate unwanted tattoos. To create a tattoo, indelible ink is injected into the dermis layer of your skin. The Alma Harmony X Q-Switched Nd delivers pulses of light to the tattoo, breaking up the pigment. In the days and weeks following treatment, your body mimics the natural fading that time or sun exposure creates and absorbs the dissolved ink. Soon, your tattoo lightens and fades away.

The technology is effective on most tattoos, including those with dark colors such as black, blue, and green as well as brighter colors such as oranges, reds, and yellows. The laser technology used at Laser Center of Milford is highly effective in the destruction of tattoo pigments. The team helps you completely remove unwanted tattoos safely and effectively.

How many sessions do I need to remove a tattoo?

You need multiple sessions to have a tattoo removed. At each session, the laser technology treats the largest particles of tattoo pigment so lightening occurs gradually. Exactly how many sessions you need depend on:

  • The size of your piece
  • The area tattooed
  • Your skin type
  • Layering
  • Scarring and tissue changes
  • Coloration

Typically, tattoo removal sessions are spaced several weeks. Scheduling sessions too close together increases your risk of side effects and doesn’t result in faster fading.

Does laser tattoo removal hurt?

Most people tolerate the laser removal sessions well. Larger tattoos with lots of color may take a bit longer than smaller, less colorful work. During each session, you feel a sensation much like the snap of a rubber band against your skin. The procedure is no more uncomfortable than when you got your tattoo.

How long is the recovery time following tattoo removal?

Tattoo removal treatments require no downtime. You can resume all of your daily activities right after your appointment without any need for concealing your skin. If you do experience any redness or swelling, it’s minimal and fades in a few hours.

If you’re ready to get rid of that outdated tattoo, call Laser Center of Milford, to request a consultation today.

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