Laser Assisted Tattoo Removal

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Laser-assisted treatment of tattoos, sunspots, and other unwanted pigment

Dr. Biesman is pleased to offer laser-assisted tattoo removal with the latest in state-of-the-art laser technology. Several different lasers are sometimes required to achieve best outcomes especially when treating multicolored tattoos so Dr. Biesman offers a wide range of laser options to meet all patient needs.  Dr. Biesman and his team played a pivotal role in the development of a special product known as the DeScribe Patch which has been proven to enhance the rate at which tattoos can be removed using lasers.

Who Benefits from Laser Tattoo Removal

Today in America, almost one in four adults between the ages of 21 and 35 has a tattoo—and while some people continue loving their body art over time, others do not. When you want to do something about a tattoo you no longer love, lasers are a great solution. Used with substantial success in the treatment of many tattoos, laser technology works especially well with tattoos in dark blue, black, and red.  Purple, brown, very light blue and yellow may be more challenging but can usually be addressed successfully.  White tattoos are generally resistant to treatment.

How Laser Tattoo Removal Works

Laser-assisted tattoo treatment is performed right in the office, either with anesthetic injections, topically applied anesthetic cream, a combination of the two, or nothing at all, depending on a patient’s preference.  Treatments are usually brief (only a few minutes), although larger removals may require more lengthy treatments.  For maximum improvement in professionally administered tattoos, as many as 9-12 treatment sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart are required, while older tattoos or those placed by an amateur are usually removed more readily than newer ones.

What to Expect after Treatment

Immediately after treatment, the treated area may be crusted.  Antibiotic ointment (Neosporin, triple antibiotic, etc.) should be applied until the crusting resolves.  Sunblock should be administered over the treated areas until they fully heal.