Do you regret getting your tattoo? There are a lot of people who have a tattoo and regret their decision to get it. The reasons why can range from breaking up with a girlfriend or boyfriend whose name was tattooed onto their body to having a tattoo that was poorly applied. If you are ready to do something about your tattoo regret, we can help you with laser tattoo removal at our office in Norfolk.
What Is Laser Tattoo Removal?
Before you decide if laser tattoo removal is right for you, take a couple minutes to learn more about the procedure. This will help you determine if you are a good candidate for the treatment and if you are ready to start getting your tattoo removed today.
The first thing you should understand is how the process works. It doesn’t work in the opposite way that tattoo application does. When you have a tattoo applied, ink is injected under the skin. Laser tattoo removal does not physically remove that ink. Rather, a laser breaks up the ink particles. Your white blood cells will then grab small particles and take them to your body’s waste removal system. We use the state-of-the-art Harmony XL laser, which can remove tattoos of all colors but is especially effective at removing dark ink that is green, blue or black in color.
How It Works
From the time your tattoo is applied, your white blood cells see that ink as a foreign body and work to remove it. However, since ink is made up of various metals that are larger than the white blood cells, they cannot carry them away. As the metal breaks up over time in your body, some of the ink may be carried away, which is why tattoos tend to fade somewhat over time.
In a similar vein, the laser breaks up the ink into smaller particles that can be carried away by your white blood cells. Depending on the size and color of your tattoo, you will likely need several treatment sessions to remove it completely.
A lot of people have tattoo regret because they realize that they are not able to advance in their professional career when they have tattoos that are visible. If this is your case, you have options. We can help you advance your career and move on with your life with this effective treatment. There is a lot of competition in the business world in Norfolk. Your tattoo doesn’t have to be a part of it.
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