ABOUT LASER TATTOO REMOVAL
There may be many reasons why you no longer want a tattoo. Maybe it represents a painful memory. Maybe it has faded over time or simply no longer represents who you are. Whatever the reason, advances in tattoo removal technology have made it possible to lighten and potentially remove the undesired tattoo altogether. At LCS Medical Spa in Seguin, TX, medical director Dr. Melanie Carreon performs tattoo removal with a sophisticated Astanza laser system. This laser energy device is known to yield better results than other old technology tattoo removal systems and may require fewer treatments. Our MedSpa location also allows us to conveniently serve the surrounding communities of San Antonio, San Marcos, New Braunfels, Houston, and Austin, TX for over 14 years!
There are several factors which may increase the success of your laser tattoo removal. Good candidates for this procedure:
- Have strong immune systems. A strong immune system helps the body’s ability to dispose of the broken down ink properties.
- Are in good overall health. Not smoking and eating a well-balanced diet aid the body’s immune system in functioning at full capacity.
- Have a strong contrast between the color of the ink and the pigment of the skin. Greater contrasts yield greater results.
- Have tattoos that are several years old. Older tattoos have a tendency to respond better to laser removal treatment.
Once Dr. Carreon decides that your skin is ideal for laser tattoo removal, the treatment area will be prepped with a thorough cleansing and an application of a numbing cream if needed. Dr. Carreon will then pass the handpiece over the surface of the skin as it emits pulsing laser light and energy. The treatment time can vary depending on the size and type of the tattoo. In some situations, the tattoo will require a number of treatments before noticeable results can be seen. This will all be discussed with you during your consultation.
WHAT TO EXPECT
After each treatment, an ointment will be applied to the skin along with bandages to keep the area protected. You should not be alarmed by swelling, redness, and sensitivity, as it is similar to the discomfort associated with receiving a tattoo. You may also feel a sunburned sensation followed by a slight scabbing. It is important to follow aftercare instructions precisely to expedite the healing process. After the site has completed healing, your next treatment session can be scheduled. Sessions typically will not be scheduled for less than 2 – 4 weeks of each other.