Medical lasers designed for removing pigment from skin work by producing one or more specific wavelengths of light. Tattoo ink is removed by using this specific wavelength of light which passes into the skin, but is absorbed by the ink. The rapid absorption of light energy causes the tattoo ink to break into tiny particles which can then be removed by the body's natural filtering systems. Whether your tattoo is professional, amateur (homemade), traumatic, or surgical, laser technology has advanced enough to treat all kinds of tattoos. Older techniques for tattoo removal such as dermabrasion, saltabrasion and Argon or CO2 lasers are less effective and often leave behind scars in place of the tattoo. A typical scenario for the removal of a professional tattoo is a cycle of 6-8 treatments, while an amateur tattoo may require 4-5 treatments, all spaced approximately 6-8 weeks apart. The number of treatments depends on the amount and type of ink used, and the depth of the ink in the skin.Request a Consultation
Richard Burgmeier, MD, founded Perfect Skin Laser Center in February 2000. He has been featured on channel 10, channel 3, channel 5 and CLOSE UP TV news. He strives to provide you with the latest innovations in cosmetic dermatology. He was one of the first doctors in Arizona to offer Thermage, Fractional Laser Resurfacing, Photodynamic Rejuvenation with Levulan, Intracel RF, Sculptra, Voluma, Volbella, and Kybella. He is a certified Y-Lift provider and an Allergan instructor. He has trained doctors across the country on his expert injection techniques.