Laser Tattoo Removal in Greensboro, NC
Coley Cosmetic & Hand Surgery Center, P.A. offers laser tattoo removal to the residents of Greensboro, Burlington, and surrounding North Carolina communities desiring medical spa treatments.
Laser tattoo removal is a way of removing tattoos from the skin. The tattoos can either be completely removed or lightened in the event that a patient wants to replace the old tattoo with a new one. Coley Cosmetic & Hand Surgery Center offers tattoo removal via the VersaPulse® laser and the Candela® laser – both safe, effective and state-of-the-art methods for tattoo removal.
What Does Laser Stand For?
Laser stands for Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation. The advanced laser technology enables patients to have their tattoos removed on an outpatient basis.
What Does the Tattoo Removal Process Entail?
A process known as “selective photothermolysis” is used during tattoo laser removal. Lasers use specific wavelengths of light, also known as energy, which are absorbed by the tattoo ink. The energy that is absorbed breaks up the ink into tiny microscopic particles. Over time, these particles are then broken down by the body’s immune system and are removed from the skin.
How Many Treatments Does It Take to Remove a Tattoo?
The number of treatments it takes to remove a tattoo depends on several factors: size, location, age of tattoo, the type of ink, ink color, and depth of the tattoo, among others. On average, it takes approximately five to ten treatments to completely remove a tattoo, depending upon the factors previously mentioned and how well the body’s immune system responds to treatment. It is recommended that treatments be scheduled four to 12 weeks apart to give the body time to remove the previously treated ink particles.
Does Laser Tattoo Removal Hurt?
Some patients say that the treatments hurt as much as it did getting the original tattoo. Some patients mention feeling a stinging sensation, while others liken the treatment to the feeling of a mild sunburn. We can offer several options to help with any discomfort, including ice packs, a topical numbing cream, or a local anesthetic that is injected around the treatment area.
What Happens After the Laser Treatment?
After treatment, patients can expect to see a little bleeding, redness, scabbing, and swelling. The treatment area should be protected with non-stick gauze and some type of ointment to help prevent dryness in the area. The treatment area must also be protected from the sun at all times for several weeks following the procedure.
How Much Does Laser Tattoo Removal Cost in Greensboro, NC?
The price for laser tattoo removal varies from patient to patient. During your consultation appointment with Dr. Coley at his Greensboro office, you will receive a detailed breakdown of the overall cost of the procedure.
To learn more about laser tattoo removal at Coley Cosmetic & Hand Surgery Center and speak directly to Dr. Coley in his Greensboro office, please book a consultation with him today. You will be on your way to having the lovely tattoo-free skin you’ve always desired.
Additional Medical Spa Treatments
At The Coley Cosmetic & Hand Surgery Center, board certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. H. Christopher Coley offers his aesthetic expertise to patients across North Carolina including Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Burlington, Durham, Chapel Hill, Kernersville, and Thomasville, North Carolina. Contact The Coley Cosmetic & Hand Surgery Center office today at 336-790-5254 to schedule your consultation!