Tattoo Removal

Many people with tattoos are choosing to have them removed.

If you’re one of them, you can rest easy knowing that the surgical removal techniques of the past, which often left a lot of scarring, have been replaced with laser therapy, now considered the gold standard in removing tattoos. Alma’s Harmony XL laser is the most frequently used laser for tattoo removal.

The Harmony XL laser uses wavelengths that deliver high energy light pulses for tattoo removal. These pulses of light are directly placed on the tattoo, breaking up the tattoo pigment into tiny particles for the body to remove naturally.

This “Next Generation” technology treats a range of tattoo colors, including dark tattoo inks like black, blue and green. 6-8 treatments are recommended every 4-8 weeks apart for optimum results; however the number of treatments will vary depending on size, color, and location of the tattoo.

No anesthesia is required; however topical anesthetic can be requested for sensitive areas. Pain tolerance varies and many describe the treatment as a rubber band snap to the skin. The treated skin may appear slightly red after the procedure, resolving within a few hours. Normal activities can be resumed immediately following the treatment.

Benefits of the Alma Harmony Laser include:

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  • Minimal risk of side effects
  • Effective treatment for dark tattoo inks (black, blue and green)
  • Dramatic results after several treatments
  • Safe and effective way to remove tattoos

To determine if tattoo removal is right for you, contact our office to schedule a complimentary cosmetic consultation with one of our physicians.