Unwanted tattoos on the body can be a source of embarrassment, or even bring forth negative memories. This is why Dr. Matthew Doppelt of Southeastern Dermatology in the Knoxville area provides services such as laser tattoo removal.
Laser tattoo removal is becoming a popular procedure for patients who are ready to face unwanted tattoos from their skin. Tattoos which are poorly done or those that link to a sad memory from someone’s past can change the way patients feel about their artwork. By using special laser technology, patients can now enjoy smooth, clear skin free from tattoo ink.
Many patients in the area will ask their dermatologist about the best laser for tattoo removal. There are several lasers on the market today that are used for breaking down the pigmentation of laser inks, but the one that Dr. Matthew Doppelt chooses for his practice is that of PicoSure. PicoSure is a special laser device that is perfect for laser tattoo removal and can provide faster, more noticeable results sooner than other laser devices used in this manner.
Treatment with the PicoSure laser is relatively comfortable when patients request topical anesthetics. Topical anesthetics are used to numb the skin during the procedure to ensure patients do not experience any discomfort. Patients may notice some redness in the treatment area after their procedure but this will fade—as will the pigmentation of the tattoo. Patients must understand that laser tattoo removal is a process and requires several treatment sessions for optimum results. However, after each treatment, patients will notice fading of the tattoo as the ink is absorbed into the skin and flushed out through the body in a natural way.
Dr. Matthew Doppelt is a board certified dermatologist who understands the importance of safety. This is why he uses the PicoSure laser as it is cleared by the FDA for safety and effectiveness. Patients who want to use only the best in the dermatology field for removal of tattoos are welcome to contact the practice of Southeastern Dermatology today to book a consultation visit with our staff and learn more about PicoSure laser tattoo removal.