Finding A Laser Tattoo Specialist – by Lorenzo Kunze, Jr – LTR Director at ILA – International Laser Academy, Toronto Canada – ILASERACADEMY.COM
Tattoos are often great pieces of art that symbolize something special about the person who wears it, but what was once an artistic expression can quickly become something we regret. This type of regret has made laser tattoo removal a very popular and coveted procedure, especially for those who would like a clean slate or the opportunity to re-do old ink. With an influx of new technologies and new clinics popping up everywhere, it can be difficult to find the right person in your area to give you the best treatment possible. Tattoo removal can be a very complicated and specialized procedure. Not having the right technician could end up causing unnecessary pain and costing you more money for additional treatments in the long run. Clinics with unqualified personnel or unreliable equipment can eventually hurt the industry by legitimating some of the bad stigmas that have been associated with tattoo removal over the years. By following my 10-Step process, I am confident that you will find an advanced, well-trained, professional laser operator in your area.
In the past, removing a tattoo was often painful, invasive, expensive, and usually resulted in some kind of scarring or pigmentation loss. However, recent advancements in laser tattoo removal machines and techniques have significantly reduced the risk of harm posed to clients. Today, our patients have only a 1 to 5% chance of incurring any type of permanent or temporary skin damage. Significant declines in rates of scarring are largely the result of the introduction of multiple wavelengths and the precision of new technologies. Due to these recent technological developments, laser tattoo removal is now proven to be the safest and most efficient way to remove your unwanted ink.
If you are not familiar with how tattoo removal lasers work, let me explain. The laser produces short pulses of intense specified wavelengths of light that pass harmlessly through the top layers of skin and only absorb into the unwanted ink. The laser’s “energy or fluency” will cause the ink to crystallize and fragment into smaller particles. This part of the process will make it easier for the body’s natural immune system to digest and remove the ink permanently. The number of treatments required to completely remove your unwanted ink is dependent on several variables including the tattoo’s age, color(s), size, location on the body, how it was applied, and the patient’s immune system. Your laser specialist should take all of these factors into consideration and should be able to give you a legitimate and honest evaluation of how many treatments will be required to removal your tattoo; if it can be removed at all.