When it comes to tattoo removal, the Q-switched laser is the best technology available. Removing an unwanted tattoo generally takes 5-15 treatments, but some colors can require additional sessions depending on the age of the tattoo, the tattoo’s depth and the colors in the tattoo. Black ink is generally the easiest to remove, and green takes the most time. The process works because the Q-switched laser is engineered to be attracted to the ink and to break it down into little particles. These particles are removed from your body by your lymphatic system, which generally takes up to 6 weeks. Because of this natural time frame, treatments are only done every 7 or more weeks apart.
What To Expect with Tattoo Removal
We provide numbing for tattoo removal procedures. A numbing solution is injected into the tattoo site and protective glasses will be placed over your eyes. The laser treatment itself is generally quite quick and painless due to the numbing. After the treatment, aloe vera, Aquaphor and a nonstick dressing will be applied to the treated area. This dressing is to remain on for 24 hours. After the 24 hours, the area is to be cleaned with a gentle cleanser and Aquaphor will be reapplied until healed. Typically it takes 5 days for complete healing, but at times it may take up to 25 days.
We will not treat a tattoo that is tanned due to the risk of hypopigmentation and/or scarring. Once the treatment has been performed, the treated area shouldn’t get any sunlight for at least 2 weeks or until it’s healed.
WHY KENTUCKY DERMATOLOGY & COSMETIC SPECIALIST?
We Know Skin
We know skin! We are the leading experts in skincare for both dermatology as well as cosmetics in central Kentucky. With the most advanced degrees and over 130 years of combined experience in skincare alone, we know it from top to bottom. Most Medical Spas or Med Spas do not have the professional experience, in fact, they have minimal training before working on patients. With us, we have some professionals that have worked with skin for over 40 years. Don’t trust your face with just anyone because it is difficult to hide mistakes, but trust the skin experts at Kentucky Dermatology & Cosmetic Specialists.
Held To a Higher Standard
We are a working physician’s office and as such we are held to a higher standard. As a Joint Commission Accredited facility, we provide the highest level of safety and care for our patients. This accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.
Most Advanced Treatments
We also have the most advanced proven treatments! Kentucky Dermatology & Cosmetic Specialists works rigorously to provide our patients with the latest, safest, most advanced treatments available on the market. Other Medical Spas or Med Spas use outdated procedures which are initially cheaper but require more treatments – costing the patient more time & more money. We believe our patients come first and deserve the best. Which is why we are committed to giving the best service, the best treatments, and the best overall patient care!