What is Tattoo Removal?
As tattoos have become more mainstream, many more people are getting inked. For those who get their first tattoo, the excitement of having ink may be short-lived. Even long-time tattoo enthusiasts are subject to changing their minds about their tattoos. An estimated 25 percent of people who have multiple tattoos state that they would like to remove at least one. Our team of board-certified dermatologists and aestheticians have selected laser tattoo removal technologies that remove tattoos of every size and color from most skin types.
If you have an unwanted tattoo, you have three options:
- Coverup tattoo
- Hiding the tattoo with clothing or cosmetics
- Laser tattoo removal
Tattoo removal is the only way to permanently remove the tattoo pigments from your skin. The treatment requires no downtime.
How Does Tattoo Removal Work?
Dermatologists of Birmingham uses advanced laser technologies that are specifically designed to remove tattoo pigments from the skin. This is important because using the wrong type of laser on a tattoo may cause damage to surrounding skin or leave you with a significant scar.
By applying a specific wavelength of laser energy to the tattoo, we can break apart the pigments which are then eliminated by the body naturally. Depending on the size, color and quality of your tattoo, you may need multiple treatments to fully remove the tattoo.
What to Expect from Laser Tattoo Removal
Laser tattoo removal requires multiple treatments to remove the pigments. You should plan for each session to take about 10 to 20 minutes. The aesthetician uses a device to administer the laser energy in quick bursts. You may feel a sensation that feels like a rubber band being snapped on your skin.
How Much Does Tattoo Removal Cost in Birmingham?
Laser tattoo removal is the safest and most effective way to remove an unwanted tattoo. The procedure is considered cosmetic in nature, so it is not covered by medical insurance. We provide cost information after your consultation. Our payment options include cash, checks, major credit cards and financing for qualified patients.
Lifestyle changes, ending of relationships, professional transitions and many other life stages may cause you to wish that you had never chosen to have a tattoo. Dermatologists of Birmingham offers FDA-approved laser tattoo removal by experienced aestheticians. If you are interested in learning how you can remove an unwanted tattoo, contact us to schedule a personal consultation.
*Individual results may vary.