Tattoo Removal Q&A


If the sight of your unwanted tattoo makes you have regrets, Susan J. Seman, DO, FACOS can help. At her West Bloomfield Township, Michigan, practice, Dr. Seman and her experienced, friendly staff offer innovative laser technology featuring the Spectra laser system to effectively remove a tattoo you no longer want. Find out more about this fast, effective treatment option for tattoo removal by calling the West Bloomfield Township office or using the online booking feature.

What is laser tattoo removal?

The Spectra laser system uses controlled bursts of light energy to target the pigment of your unwanted tattoo without pain or any downtime. This energy breaks apart tattoo ink pigments without harming the surrounding skin or tissue in the treatment area.

Over time, your body eliminates the broken-down particles of tattoo ink through the natural waste process.

The Spectra laser system is powerful enough to permanently destroy tattoo ink without harming surrounding skin. The technology is also safe enough to treat other skin conditions, including melasma and acne scars, producing healthier, more vibrant skin.

How long does tattoo removal take?

Laser treatment times depend on the size and location of your tattoo, as well as the colors of the ink. Typically, people need 4-6 treatments to achieve their goals.

Dr. Seman evaluates your tattoo during your initial consultation. She can determine how many treatments you need to eliminate your tattoo and creates a custom treatment plan to help you achieve your desired results.

The Spectra laser system is very effective in treating even the darkest colors of tattoo ink, including reds, blacks, and greens.

Is tattoo removal painful?

While the process of getting the tattoo was likely uncomfortable, having it removed is even easier. Laser treatments don’t require any anesthesia or pain control. The advanced laser technology is highly effective at breaking up ink pigments without harming your skin.

You can expect to sit back and relax in a comfortable office environment during your appointments.

How long does it take to recover from tattoo removal treatments?

The noninvasive, nonsurgical laser treatment requires no downtime or period of recovery. Immediately after the procedure, you may have some redness in the treatment area that goes away without further care. You can return to work or your usual activities without limitations.

To protect your skin after a laser treatment, be sure to wear high-quality sunscreen anytime you go outdoors. You should also follow Dr. Seman’s instructions for skin care, keeping the treatment area well moisturized to prevent flaking and peeling.

To finally get rid of those unwanted tattoos, book a consultation with Dr. Seman using the online booking feature or by calling the office.

Susan J. Seman, DO, FACOS
6900 Orchard Lake Road, Suite 204
West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322
Phone: 248-757-2050
Fax: 678-666-9386
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