Each one of us can look back and see how much technology has changed in our lifetimes. Whether you’re 70 or 17, plenty has changed in those years merely in basic ways like phones and digital technology. The world of dermatology has seen dramatic improvements in recent technology too, and one procedure that has benefitted particularly well is tattoo removal.
If you’re considering laser tattoo removal, the technology that your provider offers will make more of a difference than you probably realize. Our laser tattoo removal specialists at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta are experienced, board-certified dermatologists and physician assistants and have witnessed firsthand the power of today’s advanced technology and its improvement over past options. For this reason, we’re here to give you a glance into laser tattoo removal technology and why you need a provider that has access to top lasers.
Targeting Ink Colors Appropriately
In a nutshell, laser tattoo removal works because the ink absorbs the light from the laser, and that laser’s energy breaks up the ink particles so your body can remove them. However, as you may remember from science classes back in the day, different colors will absorb and be affected by different wavelengths of light.
This is why some colors of tattoo ink are more difficult to remove than others. However, newer lasers are more effective in removing these challenging colors. If you choose a provider who is using outdated lasers, you may need a surprisingly large number of treatments and even after a long course of treatment, you may not have very thorough results.
Over the years, researchers have learned more and more about the way tattoo ink reacts to different types of lasers and laser pulses. They have also developed technology that creates the ideal circumstances to break up ink particles more effectively.
This means that with more advanced lasers such as the picosecond lasers PicoSure® and PicoWay® can remove tattoos more thoroughly and with fewer treatments than earlier lasers would require. As a patient, you can enjoy a shorter overall tattoo removal process and fewer appointments needed. Dermatology Associates of Atlanta is proud to be one of the very few practices that offer both the PicoSure® and PicoWay® lasers, giving our patients the unique advantage of exceptional results.
While laser tattoo removal is a popular treatment with a good safety record, there are certain risks that will always be inherent with laser treatments, such as the risk of burns or pigmentation changes.
More advanced lasers, however, can reduce these risks. Part of keeping your risks low also involves the ability to use the ideal laser for your skin type, because different people and tattoos are suited to different types of lasers. A provider with experience and access to a wide variety of lasers will be able to choose the right laser for your skin so you get the results you want with minimal risks.
What Does This Mean for Tattoo Removal Patients?
What does all of this talk about laser tattoo removal technology mean for you as a patient? Ultimately, it boils down to the fact that as you choose a laser tattoo removal provider, you need to consider the technology that the provider has access to.
Dermatology Associates of Atlanta is proud to have the Southeast’s most experienced laser center, our specialty center the Laser Institute of Georgia. Not only have we been working with laser treatments for over 30 years, but we have the most advanced tattoo removal lasers available on the market today in 2022. Our fleet of high-performing lasers and our specialized experience allows us to pinpoint the perfect technology for you so you get better, more efficient, and safer laser tattoo removal results.
To see for yourself, schedule an appointment at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta today. Follow us as well on Facebook and Instagram for more skin care tips.