Why did you get the tattoo that you have? There is probably a wide range of reasons. Unfortunately, more than 40 percent of individuals who get tattoos eventually regret the tattoo. There’s a lot of reasons why a person might regret their tattoo. It could simply be that the individual, the date, the organization, or the event that they wanted to commemorate no longer shares the same meaning for them. Or it could be that the tattoo no longer looks as good now as it did when it was first applied. This is why laser tattoo removal has become so popular in Columbus and elsewhere.
Laser tattoo removal works based on the idea that tattoo ink is made from heavy metal compounds. Most tattoos are going to have things like lead, copper, and in some cases even mercury. It’s this metal that makes that tattoo “permanent.”
The particles of ink are under constant attack by your white blood cells. This is because your white blood cells see the ink as a foreign invader. However, many of the ink particles are larger than your white blood cells, and so this is why over time a tattoo may fade, but it never completely disappears.
This is where laser tattoo removal comes into the picture. What laser tattoo removal does is break down the ink particles to a point where your body can absorb them. Because high heats and fast speeds are used with the laser, the ink particles are literally broken up. Once the ink has been broken down into smaller chunks, your white blood cells are able to absorb them, and they are transmitted to your liver, where they are eventually removed from your body.
While the process might seem simple, it is something that’s going to take time. You’re likely going to need to have multiple treatment sessions at our office in Columbus. But the treatment sessions themselves are convenient and don’t take up very much of your time.
Make an appointment at Smith Facial Plastics in Gahanna to see if laser tattoo removal can work for you. Just because you have a tattoo doesn’t mean you have to live with it forever. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation with us in Columbus!