Las Vegas Laser Tattoo Removal
Sometimes, it’s pretty obvious that you and your 18-year-old self have different taste. And when it comes to a permanent piece of body art, that difference in taste can be quite frustrating. Typically, tattoos are forever—but with the right technology, a little patience, and an experienced aesthetician or cosmetic surgeon, you can watch unwanted pigment fade away.
Here at Cosmetic Surgery of Las Vegas, we are proud to offer laser tattoo removal with a state-of-the-art, safe, and effective laser that helps break up your tattoo ink and lets you erase regret.
How does laser tattoo removal work?
We use a Q-Switched Yag Laser by Rohrer Aesthetics. This laser has been a popular choice for removing tattoos for over 20 years, and it offers safe and consistent results. Because it uses dual wavelengths, our laser can reduce a variety of pigments in most skin types.
Laser tattoo removal works by targeting the ink in your skin with controlled pulses of laser energy. When these pulses of light penetrate the pigments of your tattoo, they disrupt the ink and break it up into tiny particles that are then absorbed by your body. Over time and with multiple sessions targeting more layers of pigment, this process fades the tattoo.
Laser tattoo removal: what to expect
The age, location, and type of ink used will all impact your eligibility for treatment and how many treatments will be required. That’s why the first step in the tattoo removal process is to schedule a personalized consultation with Dr. Pancholi or one of our highly trained aestheticians. During your appointment, we will evaluate your tattoo, discuss with you what to realistically expect from your treatment, and design a treatment plan that offers you optimal results.
Treatment is different for all patients; some of our patients report that it is quite comfortable, while others feel a little more sensitive to the pain, which feels like a rubber band snap against the skin. We will cover your eyes, prep the treatment area, and slowly and precisely pass the laser over your tattoo. While you may notice a faint lightening of your tattoo after the first treatment, following sessions will provide progressively more dramatic fading.
Life after laser tattoo removal
After your treatment, we will gently soothe the area with ice and antibiotic ointment, and you will be sent home with a bandage over the treated area to protect the skin. Some sensitivity and redness is to be expected for a few days, though these side effects should be minimal and short-lived. It’s important that you keep the area clean and protected with a high SPF when you are outside. Be sure to follow all aftercare instructions provided to you to ensure you achieve optimal results.
There are very few risks and side effects associated with tattoo removal, though it is important to have realistic expectations—there is no guarantee that your tattoo will completely fade away and be fully invisible.
If you are curious if tattoo removal is the right option for you or are ready to schedule your consultation, contact our office today!