There it is—that tattoo you were once so excited about, but which now seems a bit out of place on your body. As tattoos have become more and more popular, so has the desire to have tattoos removed. Whether your unwanted ink is something you regret ever getting, or it no longer reflects who you are today, we can help remove it with the most advanced tattoo removal lasers available.
With new advancements in laser tattoo removal technology, we now have the ability to remove almost all colors of tattoo ink more efficiently than ever before.
In the past, Q-Switched, pigment-specific lasers had been considered the gold standard for removing tattoos. Q-switched laser treatments deliver thermal energy to heat up and break apart ink particles. More recently, powerful picosecond lasers have been developed with ultra-short pulses (one trillionth of a second) to hit the ink particle with such great pressure that the ink shatters into tiny dust-like particles. Because the destroyed tattoo ink particles are so small, they are readily eliminated from the skin. The result? Picolasers can remove tattoos more effectively and efficiently than ever before, which can mean fewer treatment sessions and better results.
During our tattoo removal consultation, our experienced board certified dermatologists will outline a treatment plan for tattoo removal based on the age of the tattoo, colors, location on the body, and several other factors. Although noticeable tattoo lightening is seen after each laser session, multiple treatment sessions are required to achieve the best overall result. After treatment, it is important to cover the tattoo and follow any outlined instructions by your physician to ensure proper healing.
We would love to speak with you and get you started with your own personalized tattoo removal treatment. Give our Chevy Chase office a call to schedule your private consultation at our laser and cosmetic dermatology center, located just blocks away from Washington, D.C.