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Find out how our amazing laser treatment could finally remove that embarrassing tattoo.
When you turned 18 you knew no one was going to stop you from getting a tattoo. Of course, now that you’ve gotten older you may feel as if this tattoo no longer represents who you are. Dr. Curt Birchall of The Fountain Clinic in Cleveland, OH understands that many people change their minds when it comes to tattoos, but contrary to what you might think, you don’t have just to live with your embarrassing tattoo forever.
Many people choose to get laser tattoo removal because it is the only method that is able to actually remove your tattoo without causing scarring. This is a major advantage for anyone who wants to get rid of a tattoo but hates the idea of having an unsightly scar left in its wake. Through the use of ultra-short pulses of light, this non-invasive laser is able to break up tattoo ink easily and effectively.
During Astanza laser tattoo removal treatment our Cleveland, OH area cosmetic doctor will place the laser directly over the tattoo. The ink from the tattoo then absorbs the light from the laser, which means that the surrounding skin will remain unaffected. As the ink takes in the light energy it will heat up and destroy ink particles.
The magic lies in what happens after your laser treatment. In the days and even weeks after your treatment, the body will naturally flush out the ink, which will cause the tattoo to gradually fade. Of course, most patients will require several treatments in order to continue to remove more and more ink particles from their skin. Our Astanza laser system uses Q-switches lasers, which makes it easier to remove both dark and bright tattoos without scarring.
The Foundation Clinic in the Cleveland, OH area offers the most advanced skin care treatments so that you always have radiant, beautiful skin. From skin tightening treatments to dermal fillers we offer it all so that you can always have a more youthful appearance.
Did you get a tribal tattoo in the late 90s? Are you embarrassed by an ex's name across your arm? Did the tattoo artist make a mistake or maybe you just need more room for a new piece? There are many reasons you might visit The Fountain Clinic in Cleveland for tattoo removal, and what better than right now to book your first appointment!
How Does Tattoo Removal Work?
At The Fountain Clinic in Cleveland, we use state-of-the-art lasers to perform safe and effective tattoo removal. The lasers break up the tattoo ink, allowing it to absorb into the skin, where your body can process and get rid of it.
Does Tattoo Removal Hurt?
While tattoo removal may be slightly uncomfortable, it shouldn't really hurt--especially compared to the process of getting a tattoo in the first place! If you are nervous about the pain, be sure to ask your doctor what pain relief options are available to you before you begin.
How Long Does Tattoo Removal Take?
Because tattoos are designed to be permanent, the process of removing one can require several treatments spread out over a number of weeks. Depending on the size and nature of the tattoo, it may require as many as five to ten treatments, each of which will be spread out anywhere from six to twelve weeks apart.
Will the Proceeding Cause Scarring?
When performed by a professional, tattoo removal should not cause any scarring. It will not remove any previous scars you may have received from getting the tattoo in the first place, but it shouldn't add any more either.
How Much Does Tattoo Removal Cost?
The cost of tattoo removal varies widely based on the size of the tattoo. While it is possible to estimate the cost at home, most people dramatically overestimate. This is why we prefer that you call or come in for a more realistic estimate.
If your old tattoo simply doesn't fit your lifestyle anymore or you need to change it in some way, the best way to do that is through laser tattoo removal at The Fountain Clinic in Cleveland. The sooner you begin, the sooner that process will be complete. Call and set up an appointment today!