Need to get something off your chest? Or elsewhere?
Every day Williamson Cosmetic Center welcomes patients from all walks of life that are interested in erasing the ink. What seemed like an appropriate choice at the time, now falls short of fitting into your current image or state of mind.
Medical lasers use an intense beam of light to drastically lighten or completely remove your tattoo. The ink particles from your tattoo absorb the light from the laser and are then broken into tiny fragments. These tiny fragments will then be naturally cleansed from the body over the course of the few weeks following your treatment.
Patients report the feeling of a sting or snap of a rubber band in regards to the pain level during treatment. A local anesthetic injection may be beneficial to reduce discomfort.
Immediately following your treatment, your skin may appear white with redness and swelling. This is normal and will dissipate over time. We typically space tattoo removal treatments 6-8 weeks apart so that your body has An appropriate amount of time to heal and disperse ink. On average tattoo removal can take anywhere from 6-12 treatments. More or less depending on the size and ink in the given tattoo. Treatments usually take 30 minutes from start to finish. In our Baton Rouge office, Williamson can almost always get you in for your treatment in 1-2 days.
Occasionally, hypopigmentation (whitening of tissue) may occur. However, normal skin tone should return within 6-12 months following your last treatment session.
I am in the Baton Rouge office Monday-Friday to answer any further questions.
Kristi Robert, PA-C
Williamson Cosmetic Center