For decades, men and women who were unhappy with a tattoo they perhaps once loved may have felt they had no other choice but to simply try to ignore the ink on their skin. Tattoos have been a popular form of adornment for centuries and have gained a huge following in today’s society. There are several reasons, however, that a person may want to have a tattoo removed:
- A tattoo was poorly done or done with low quality inks
- The tattoo no longer suits the patient’s personality or preferences
- The tattoo brings up painful memories of the past
- The visibility of a tattoo is hindering professional success or employment
Dr. Matthew Doppelt has helped thousands of patients achieve healthier, more attractive skin. In his experience as a dermatologist, he has seen the effects of changes in personal tastes directly affect how a person feels about a tattoo on his or her body. The team at Southeastern Dermatology is happy to provide safe, effective tattoo removal treatment that lives up to cost and reviews in the Knoxville area.
Fortunately, the methods used for the removal of unwanted tattoos have improved significantly over the years. Today, most patients opt for laser tattoo removal in the office of their board-certified dermatologist. Lasers have become one of the staples of outstanding dermatologic care due to the variations that can be achieved with different wavelengths of light. Laser tattoo removal is not only safer than previous removal methods like dermabrasion but also more cost effective and efficient at treating a variety of pigments.
Dr. Doppelt performs laser tattoo removal using the PicoSure system. This laser is extremely effective due to the use of precise wavelengths of light that target pigment in the tissue beneath the epidermis. When absorbed, the heat from this breaks apart tiny particles of pigment. When they become much smaller, these pigments can be eliminated from the body through natural processes. In order to achieve full results, several sessions are necessary. The exact number of treatments recommended will be based on the characteristics of the tattoo. For instance, older tattoos that have already been faded by the sun may resolve more quickly than newer tattoos done with high-quality inks.
If you have a tattoo that no longer brings you joy and satisfaction, you are not stuck. Contact Southeastern Dermatology to learn more about PicoSure laser tattoo removal.