If you have body art that no longer aligns with your personal aesthetic goals, professional tattoo removal can help. Many residents of Spring, Texas, rely on Ben Cilento, MD, MHA, and his team at Butterfly MedSpa and Wellness for top-quality tattoo removal. When you’re ready to move forward, booking a visit takes just moments online or by phone.
The same properties that make tattoos permanent can also make them challenging to remove. When a tattoo artist uses the needle to place ink in the deeper layers of your skin, your immune system and lymphatic functions spring into action to try and remove the foreign substance.
Your lymphatic system can effectively clear away smaller ink particles, but the larger particles cannot be removed and remain embedded within your skin. That’s what makes tattoos such a lasting form of body art.
Laser tattoo removal uses a concentrated beam of light energy to create heat in the deeper layers of your skin. The color of the ink absorbs that heat, which helps to break the ink particles into smaller pieces.
Your lymphatic system can then gather and remove those ink particles, leaving less ink to show through to the outermost layers of your skin. Different colors of ink respond differently to laser tattoo removal, so a consultation with your Butterfly MedSpa and Wellness practitioner is the best way to fully understand what to expect from laser tattoo removal.
Butterfly MedSpa and Wellness uses a quality-switched (Q-switch) laser for tattoo removal. You can expect to see results after just one treatment session, but it usually takes several treatments to remove as much tattoo ink as possible.
Be patient as you go through treatment, and understand that your body needs time to process and sweep away ink particles. Your tattoo will fade over time and may even be fully eliminated after treatment. Some people come in to have specific portions of a tattoo removed or reduced in preparation for having a new tattoo inked over the same area.
Certain ink colors, layered tattoos, or tattoos inked deeply within your skin are more difficult to remove. During your consultation, your practitioner will assess your body art and explain what to expect regarding treatment timelines, expense, and results.
If you have questions about tattoo removal, call the office to schedule a personalized consultation. You can also book a visit using the easy online scheduling tool available around the clock.