Laser-assisted Treatment of Tattoos, Sunspots, and Other Unwanted Pigment
Dr. Biesman of Nashville, TN 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, Dr. Biesman can help. Lasers are 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. 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.
- Laser treatment is by far the safest and most effective form of treatment for unwanted tattoos
- Some colors are easier to treat than others. Dark blue and black respond the best while orange, yellow, and other light colors may not respond completely
- At least 9-12 treatments may be required to obtain best outcomes
- Laser treatment of tattoos requires either topical applied anesthetic cream, anesthetic injections, or a combination of these
- Crusting may be present for up to 2 weeks after a tattoo is treated with a laser