Laser Tattoo Removal

Sanger Avenue Aesthetics

Aesthetics & Medical Spa located in Waco, TX

If you’re feeling regretful about a tattoo, you’re probably tired of trying to hide it with makeup or keeping it hidden with your clothes. The aesthetic team at Sanger Avenue Aesthetics in Waco, Texas, can help you confidently expose your skin again, ink-free. Book your appointment with Patricia Wilcox, MD, and her team online or by calling the office today.

Laser Tattoo Removal

Am I a good candidate for laser tattoo removal?

With the state-of-the-art Cynosure® laser, nearly anyone is a good candidate for laser tattoo removal. All skin types, from light to dark, are treatable, and almost any color of ink is removable. 

The advanced laser can even remove stubborn black ink, multicolored tattoos, and previously treated tattoos. Your Sanger Avenue Aesthetics specialist evaluates your tattoo so they can tailor your treatment for your skin and aesthetic goals. 

How does laser tattoo removal work?

The laser targets the ink in your skin’s sublayers. The laser breaks the ink into tiny particles, which you excrete through normal bodily processes. This means that you’ll notice steady fading of the tattoo until the ink’s cleared from your body. 

What can I expect during laser tattoo removal treatments?

Your Sanger Avenue Aesthetics specialist cleans the treatment area and may apply a topical numbing cream or ice pack before starting treatment. You’ll wear small goggles to protect your eyes, and your specialist typically applies a gel that helps the laser move through your skin to reach the ink. 

As your specialist moves the laser handpiece over the tattoo, your skin may feel warm, but the integrated Advanced Contact Cooling™ system frequently chills your skin surface to maintain comfort. For an average-sized tattoo, treatment sessions usually last around 10 minutes, but the time varies depending on the tattoo size. 

How many laser tattoo removal treatments do I need?

You’ll need a series of treatments for optimal ink removal. Your Sanger Avenue Aesthetics tattoo removal specialist examines your tattoo and considers such factors as the type of ink, the overall size of the tattoo, where your tattoo’s located, and your lifestyle habits to determine a treatment plan that’s ideal for you. 

How do I prepare for laser tattoo removal?

During your consultation, your tattoo removal specialist gives you a preparation list. Usually, this includes staying out of the sun and temporarily discontinuing certain medications that cause photosensitivity. 

If your tattoo was a mistake, don’t make another mistake by continuing to live with it. Reach out to Sanger Avenue Aesthetics using the online booking tool or by calling the office today.  

* Individual results may vary

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