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Tri-Lase Laser Tattoo Removal

Posted July 14, 2016 in Plastic Surgery

Tri-Lase Laser Tattoo Removal

Tattoos have been gaining popularity over the past few decades, and getting inked with symbols and designs now feels like the norm. However, there can be instances where people regret getting a particular tattoo and may consider having it removed. There can be other reasons as well, such as allergic reactions or getting a new job.

In recent times, tattoo removal technology has become more advanced, giving people more options for removing what was otherwise thought of as a permanent fixture on their bodies. One of these methods is Tri-Lase laser tattoo removal.

What Is Tri-Lase Tattoo Removal and How Does It Work?

Tri-Lase laser tattoo removal is the latest method in tattoo removal and allows people to effectively remove permanent tattoos. It provides people with reliable and satisfying results that do not cause adverse reactions or changes to the patient’s skin.

The Tri-Lase laser system produces light-based wavelengths that specifically affect tattoo ink. The system creates a collimated light beam that safely penetrates the outer layer of skin and selectively targets only the ink particles without affecting the surrounding tissue.

The laser’s light energy is quickly absorbed by the ink particles, causing the pigments to break down into smaller, microscopic particles. The body’s immune system then safely and naturally removes these particles from the skin over time, which causes the tattoo to lighten. As time progresses, the tattoo will eventually fade and often completely disappear.

Can All Tattoos Be Removed Using the Tri-Lase Method?

The Tri-Lase system is more effective than other forms of laser tattoo removal, as it is able to eliminate a wide variety of tattoos.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not regulate the kind of ink used by tattoo artists or the ingredients in these inks. Synthetic colors and pigments can contain a variety of products, such as minerals and industrial organic compounds.

Black pigments and some permanent cosmetic inks are known to contain iron or carbon oxides, while blue ink is known to be made of cobalt oxides or copper salts. Other kinds of inks can contain a host of zinc oxide or titanium dioxide depending on what color they are.

The Tri-Lase laser system is able to identify and break down several kinds of tattoo ink, regardless of what color they are and whether or not they are organic in nature.

How Many Treatments Will a Patient Need to Remove a Tattoo?

Since not all kinds of body art are the same, the amount of tattoo removal treatments required varies. Typically, most tattoos will need a minimum of five sittings. A few factors that determine this include how old the tattoo is, how deep the ink has penetrated the skin, the kind of ink used, and if the tattoo was made by a professional or an amateur artist.

Contact Us for a Tattoo Removal Consultation

People looking to undergo Tri-Lase laser tattoo removal should speak to their doctor and learn all about the procedure and complications involved. To arrange a consultation with skilled surgeon Dr. Daniel Careaga, contact us today and schedule an appointment.

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