The art of tattooing has become increasingly popular ever since the beginning of modern civilization. Currently 21% of the U.S. population has at least one tattoo and this number is rising! Tattoos are an expression and reflection of ourselves. However, as people grow and develop in life, there is also a change in perception of the permanent ink on their skin. The Vein and Skin Center of Hawaii offers top notch technology for tattoo removal options.
Medical lasers use a beam of light to break up the ink particles of the tattoo into tiny fragments and then the particles are absorbed through the body’s immune system. The laser treatments are safer than other treatment options such as surgical excision, dermabrasion (or sanding), and chemical peels because they are non-invasive and only target the ink used in the tattoo process to minimize scarring. The number of treatments for optimal results depends on the size, location, depth and color of the tattoo.