Tattoo Removal CT: Understanding the Process and Benefits

– Tattoo ink particles are considered foreign to the body and the body naturally tries to eliminate them
– The natural elimination process is slow and difficult to detect because the ink particles are too large for the immune cells to handle
– Laser Tattoo Removal breaks down the ink particles into smaller fragments, which speeds up the natural removal process
– Each laser treatment further pulverizes the ink particles
– The new PicoSure and PiQo-4 lasers are more effective at fragmenting the ink particles, resulting in faster fading of tattoos
– The laser only affects the tattoo pigment and does not damage or harm surrounding skin tissue
– Laser Tattoo Removal is a safe and effective method for fading and removing unwanted tattoos.
– At Dermatology Physicians of Connecticut, they use the Candela TriVantage laser for tattoo removal, which can treat all colors of tattoo ink.
– The laser works by producing a short pulse of light that breaks up the tattoo pigment without harming the surrounding skin.
– Patients should avoid tanning and self-tanner for 2 weeks before treatment.
– The procedure may be painful, often compared to a rubber band snapping against the skin, but numbing options are available.
– Multiple sessions lasting 15 to 30 minutes are usually required.
– After treatment, a crust forms over the area and typically comes off in about a week.
– It is recommended to wash the area with mild soap, apply an ointment, and use ice packs or pain relievers to relieve discomfort.