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Hate That Tat? Here’s Everything You Should Know About Laser Tattoo Removal

We were all young once. We all made mistakes. Most of us came out alive with no permanent damage. Others made a few errors that stuck with them. A common mistake many young (and young at heart) people have made is getting a tattoo they’ll end up hating down the road.

Luckily, we live in a day and age where tattoo removal is widely available, especially in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. Utilizing technologies in the field of laser tattoo removal can erase that minor mistake you made – leaving you feeling like a whole new person again.

A Quick Guide to Laser Tattoo Removal

Getting a tattoo removed is relatively easy these days, but there are a few things you must know before you undergo any procedures. Tattoo removal is a complicated process, and you should understand each step of removal before you start.

  • How it works: Tattoos are meant to be permanent. Ink is deposited into the skin in the form of heavy metals. These metals are far too heavy for white blood cells to break up and remove – so the ink stays forever. Laser tattoo removal breaks these pieces of ink into smaller particles that the body can get rid of naturally.
  • Laser details: To break the ink particles down, the laser used fires at an incredible speed. Think a billionth of a second fast and thousands of degrees in heat.
  • What to expect: Many find getting a tattoo to be a painful experience, depending on the location of the tattoo. Nearly everyone finds the experience of getting a tattoo removed painful, as well. However, at Skin Deep we use the Cryo chiller to ease this discomfort by cooling your skin before, during, and after your treatment. The process is worth it for many looking to rid themselves of unsightly tattoos or painful memories.
  • Multiple treatments: Getting a tattoo removed isn’t like getting a tattoo – it’s going to take multiple sessions to fully remove the tattoo. Darker tattoos are usually easier to remove and requires fewer sessions.

Think Before You Ink

There’s no denying the appeal of tattoos. People find tattoos to be interesting, edgy, and exciting. However, the ink you thought you wanted in your early 20s may not be so thrilling now, especially if those tattoos are hard to cover.

If you’re in the D.C. metro area and have a tattoo you’re thinking about removing your old and unsightly body art, feel free to get in touch. Our expert staff at Skin Deep Laser Services utilizes the newest technology to eliminate tattoos in a quick and relatively painless manner. We strive to leave your skin looking ink free in no time!

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