It used to be that a tattoo on the skin would last a lifetime. Unfortunately, some patients have tattoos that they have grown to despise, or maybe they feel embarrassed by a tattoo they had done when they were younger. By working with a dermatologist, many patients will find that a tattoo can be reduced or removed with the use of today’s amazing laser technologies. Laser tattoo removal is becoming a popular choice for many patients in the Maple Valley, WA area who are interested in clearing their skin. Dr. Cynthia Cote and her team at MD Cote can assist!
What is laser tattoo removal?
The laser tattoo removal process takes time, and is not a “one and done” treatment. The laser light energy penetrates deep into the skin and breaks down the ink pigmentation. By doing this, the tattoo will fade with time as the skin absorbs the pigmentation safely. Patients can fade a tattoo to prepare it for a coverup image, or they may have more treatments done to fully remove the tattoo from the skin.
How many sessions do I need?
The number of sessions needed varies from patient to patient. Dark, deep, newer tattoos that are performed with high quality inks will take much longer to remove than an older tattoo with light-colored or low quality inks. Additionally, fading a tattoo will require less treatments than a patient whose desire is to fully remove a tattoo. During a consultation visit with Dr. Cynthia Cote, patients can ask about the number of sessions that might be needed to achieve the desired results.
Who is a good candidate for laser tattoo removal?
Any patient who has a tattoo they would like to fade or remove may be considered a viable candidate for this treatment and can ask about their candidacy during a consultation visit.
Call MD Cote today
Maple Valley, WA patients interested in fading or fully removing an unwanted tattoo will want to book an appointment with our team to find out more about laser tattoo removal. The office is located at 27203 216th Avenue SE, Suite A and accepts new and returning patients who call for an appointment at (425) 413-8292.