Myths and Facts About Tattoo Removal

Myths and Facts About Tattoo Removal

At one time, that tattoo seemed like a good idea. But now you want to get rid of it. The good news is Susan J. Seman, DO, FACOS, has the technology to do it.

Dr. Seman uses the advanced Spectra laser system to break up tattoo ink without damaging surrounding skin. She can customize a treatment plan based on the size and location of your tattoo, and she can help restore the natural appearance of your skin in just a few treatments.

If you’ve ever considered laser tattoo removal but aren’t sure if it’s right for you, read on. In this blog, Dr. Seman discusses some of the common myths and provides the facts you need to know.

Myth: My tattoo is too dark to remove

Fact: Many people feel that laser tattoo removal is a waste of time, because they think it won’t erase the ink on their body because the colors are too dark. In reality, the Spectra laser system is designed to specifically target the pigments in tattoo ink. In fact, the darker the ink, the better.

The technology uses controlled bursts of light energy to effectively break up ink pigments. Your body then processes the ink particles as waste, eliminating them from your body naturally over time.

Myth: Laser tattoo removal will damage my skin

Fact: Using the Spectra laser, Dr. Seman can carefully control the energy going into your skin. Her technique ensures that the laser energy goes only into the inked areas and not into your surrounding skin.

You can safely remove unwanted tattoos, including on the delicate areas of your body, without any side effects or long-lasting damage to your skin.

Myth: My skin will look bad after tattoo removal

Fact: The Spectra laser is powerful enough to destroy tattoo ink pigments, but it’s gentle enough to preserve the health of your skin. The most common side effect of tattoo removal is redness in the targeted area immediately after treatment.

Dr. Seman can recommend moisturizers and other skincare products to prevent peeling and flaking following your treatment. You should also wear a high-quality sunscreen in the weeks after your treatment, because the laser may make your skin more sensitive to the ultraviolet rays and increase your risk for sunburn for a time.

Myth: Tattoo removal takes too long

Fact: Because the Spectra laser system is effective at destroying tattoo ink, Dr. Seman can treat tattoos of any size in just 4-6 treatments.

Generally, treatment sessions require less than an hour, and you don’t have to spend any time recovering. You should be able to go back to work and your usual activities without any limitations after treatment.

Myth: Laser tattoo removal hurts too much

Fact: The process of getting a tattoo removed with the Spectra laser is far less uncomfortable than getting a tattoo. The Spectra laser system requires no anesthetic, and Dr. Seman can successfully break up tattoo ink pigments while you relax comfortably.

If it’s time to say goodbye to an unwanted tattoo, book an appointment online or over the phone with Susan J. Seman, DO, FACOS, today.

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