Houston, TX dermatologist offers tattoo removal treatment using a laser
At the practice of Dr. Seymour Weaver, patients in and around Houston, TX have options for caring for their skin, hair, and nails. Patients who have unwanted tattoos may be unaware that they can enjoy tattoo removal using a specialized laser treatment available from our dermatologist. Tattoos can be successfully removed from the skin using laser light.
What is laser tattoo removal?
Treatment used for removing tattoo ink from the skin can be achieved with laser technology available at Dr. W Dermatology. Houston area patients are encouraged to book a consultation appointment with him to decide if they can achieve the results they desire using this laser. With laser tattoo removal, patients will undergo several treatments during which the inks of the tattoo are broken down. After each appointment, the tattoo will fade more and more until the ink is eliminated. It is essential that patients understand that laser tattoo removal is not a “once and done” treatment, but rather a series of treatments that will slowly remove the tattoo from the skin.
Who is a candidate for laser tattoo removal?
Any patient of any skin color can benefit from laser tattoo removal. Patients should be aware that several factors may be used in determining how many treatment sessions are necessary to achieve the results desired. This includes:
- The length of time the tattoo has been on the skin
- The depth the ink was placed
- The quality of the ink used (the higher the quality, the more sessions needed)
- The size of the tattoo
- The colors used in the tattoo (some colors require more treatment)
To determine candidacy, patients will need to book a consultation appointment with Dr. W Dermatology for an evaluation.
Laser tattoo removal treatment from your Houston, TX dermatologist
Once patients have determined as appropriate candidates for laser tattoo removal, they then work with their dermatologist to determine how many sessions are needed and how far apart they should be scheduled. During the first appointment, patients will be advised as to how the treatment sessions will go. Many times, the dermatologist can apply a topical anesthetic to the skin for improved comfort. Then, the laser is moved along the tattoo, so the light can penetrate the skin and break up the inks. The device makes a popping sound, and many patients will relate the sensation of the laser light on the skin as a snapping sensation. With the use of topical anesthetics, the snapping sensation is made rather comfortable and is well-tolerated by most of our patients. The entire area of the tattoo is treated with the laser until all areas have been treated. Once completed, patients are given after-care instructions by their dermatologist. In most cases, patients will notice fading after each session. Sessions are typically booked a few weeks apart and continued until the tattoo has faded from the skin.
How many treatment sessions will I need?
Many patients considering laser tattoo removal may be concerned about how many times they need to go to the dermatologist for their treatment sessions. Because there are many factors that can affect the number of sessions needed to fully remove the tattoo, it is important that patients have an evaluation completed to get a general idea of how many sessions are needed. Patients who are having another tattoo placed over the area may not need to have the tattoo treated as many times because the faded appearance can allow for an appropriate cover-up. Discussing your specific needs and desires with Dr. W Dermatology is the first step in learning more.
Ready to discuss the possibilities of removing a tattoo?
Contact the team at Dr. W Dermatology to determine if you could benefit from laser tattoo removal treatment. Dr. Seymour Weaver and his professionals can assist with removal of unwanted tattoos using today’s most advanced technologies. Call the office at (281) 395-7770 to determine if you are a candidate for treatment.
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