Is laser tattoo removal painful?

If you now consider that once beloved tattoo a mistake, laser tattoo removal is one of the most effective ways to get rid of it. Laser therapy is among the newest options for tattoo removal, and has become more popular than traditional procedures such as surgical incision. One of the questions most people ask about the procedure is this – is laser tattoo painful?

Laser tattoo removal
Lasers emit energy that is able to target the pigments under the skin, and shatter them into tiny particles that the body can eliminate. It’s important to note that not all tattoos come off equally well, as a lot depends on skin type and the tattoo colors.

Is it painful?
The area being treated is usually numbed with a local anesthetic at the start of the procedure, and this helps to significantly reduce any discomfort. Most of the modern lasers, especially those with large spot sizes, allow large areas of skin to be done speedily and at once, so pain is minimal. In addition, specialized ‘Q-switched’ lasers that combine multiple wavelengths are very effective at getting rid of a range of tattoo colors, with minimum pain.

Laser Tattoo removal –Guilford, Connecticut
At theLangdon Center for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery, Guilford, CT, we use the PicoSure laser by Cynosure for tattoo removal. PicoSure is an advanced laser that uses ultra-short pulses of energy to provide even better tattoo clearance. The PicoSure is built using faster technology that reduces treatment time, and makes the process virtually trauma-free.

With the right laser you can get rid of that terrible tattoo, and it doesn’t have to hurt. Give us a call at 844-551-9880to schedule a consultation with Robert Langdon CT, MD, and find out more about laser tattoo removal treatments at the Langdon Center.

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