When you look down at the part of your body where you have a tattoo, do you wish that it was gone and that your skin could go back to looking how it did it before the tattoo was applied? Or do you wish that certain areas of the tattoo could be revised? If you live in the Chicago area, we would be happy to show you how you can use our tattoo removal treatments to get rid of a tattoo and say hello to ink-free skin.
The very first thing that you are likely interested in knowing is how tattoo removal works. We will give you a basic rundown on how this procedure works, which will help you to determine if it is the right option for you.
When your tattoo was applied, ink was injected under your skin. Ever since that time, your blood cells have been looking for ways to remove that ink, since it is a foreign object. It is for this reason that some people see their tattoo fade over time. However, for the most part, your blood cells are not able to remove the ink because the particles are simply too big. During laser tattoo removal, laser energy is used to break up the ink. Now the ink particles are much smaller, so your blood cells can remove it.
Now that you understand the way that laser tattoo removal basically works, you can see why it may take multiple treatments and time for the tattoo to be removed. It is unrealistic for individuals to think that they can walk into our office in Chicago today, have a laser tattoo removal treatment done, and then walk out with ink-free skin. This is hardly ever possible. While we have great tools when getting rid of tattoos, it is really your body that goes to work getting rid of the ink. So it takes time for the process to happen.
Some of our clients in Chicago are interested in completely removing a tattoo that they regret or that they do not like. Other individuals would just like to have certain areas of the tattoo treated in order to help a particular area fade or completely go away.