Tattoo Removal

Patient receiving a tattoo removal

Laser Tattoo Removal vs. Dermabrasion

There are several methods of tattoo removal available. Prior to laser tattoo removal, getting rid of unwanted ink was a difficult process. It typically involved aggressive exfoliation treatments, like dermabrasion, strong chemical peels, and even surgical excision. However, these did not always produce favorable outcomes because it is difficult to target pigments that are deep in the skin.

With laser technology, we can deliver energy to the skin via light waves. Depending on the frequency of the waves, the energy is absorbed by different pigment colors in the skin. This heats up the ink pigment, which causes it to break up into smaller particles, which then are removed by the body’s lymphatic system over time. Typically, each treatment will take 5-10 minutes and will need to be done again as this is a gradual process. Each treatment is spaced about 10 weeks apart for the best efficacy.

Rohrer Spectrum for Tattoo Removal

Here at Alabama Surgical Arts, we use the Q-Switched Yag/KTP for tattoo removal. For over 20-years, the Q-switched Yag laser has been the laser of choice for removing tattoos successfully. The dual wavelengths (1064nm/532nm) remove a wide array of tattoo pigments. Consultation appointments are available in our office to easily assess your unwanted body art.

Tattoo Removal Side Effects

As with any laser treatment, there will be some side effects from the Rohrer Spectrum during tattoo removal. As the laser reaches the tattoo pigments and breaks it up, it should cause a reaction for your body’s immune system to clear it out. This may cause some itching and soreness in the area.

Your Tattoo Removal Consultation

If you’re suffering from tattoo regret, help is just a phone call away. To schedule your tattoo removal consultation, please Alabama Surgical Arts at Alabama Surgical Arts Phone Number 334-271-2002.

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Alabama Surgical Arts

5 out of 5 stars based on 2 Tattoo Removal reviews.

Patient Review by Elisabeth M

Overall, I recommend Alabama Surgical Arts. The staff is inviting and quick to answer questions. They always try to accommodate my work schedule when I make appointments.

- Elisabeth M

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Patient Review by Cara T

ASA is always professional, nice and always does a good job. My tattoo has tremendously faded and should be gone by the end of the year!!

- Cara T

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