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That tattoo may have been the perfect way to show your dedication to your sweetheart, but sometimes love fades while the ink lasts. If your tattoo has worn out its welcome and you are ready for a change, it may be time to consider your options for tattoo removal in Idaho.
There are a number of different methods that can be used to help diminish or eliminate the appearance of a tattoo. It is important to consider the results you are hoping to achieve with your tattoo removal. How invasive of a procedure are you willing to undergo? Are you looking to diminish the overall appearance of the tattoo or are you hoping to completely eliminate it? What does your budget for tattoo removal look like? With every tattoo removal option there will be benefits and drawbacks. The following are four common methods for professional tattoo removal: dermabrasion, cryosurgery, excision and lasers.
Dermabrasion is a surgical skin smoothing method used to help reduce the appearance of a variety of skin imperfections. Dermabrasion involves controlled abrasion of the upper to mid layers of skin using a strong abrasive device. Uses for dermabrasion include:
As a method for tattoo removal, dermabrasion will usually require multiple sessions as the ink in tattoos is injected into the deeper skin layers. Dermabrasion is typically used to lessen the appearance of a tattoo, not eliminate it completely.
Another tattoo removal option is cryosurgery. Cryosurgery uses extreme cold to destroy targeted tissue. When cells are brought below a certain level ice crystals form within the cell and eventually the frozen cell will be destroyed and sloughed off. After treatment, the area will often blister and be moderately sore and irritated. Typically used for warts, moles, skin tags, small skin cancers and other minor skin abnormalities, cryosurgery can also be used for tattoo removal in some cases.
Cryosurgery is minimally invasive, has minor scarring and is lower in cost compared with excision, another tattoo removal option. Excision involves the cutting out or removal of skin tissue. Excision leaves considerable scarring at the removal site and is the most invasive tattoo removal option.
Lasers can remove body art with the use of intense pulses of light that break down the ink of the tattoo into microscopic particles. After the ink has been broken down, the particles are absorbed into the body and the tattoo steadily fades. Lasers only target the ink of the tattoo leaving surrounding skin undamaged, making it an ideal non-invasive treatment option for tattoo removal.
At High Valley Dermatology we provide state-of-the-art, skilled and compassionate dermatologic care for tattoo removal in Idaho. We use the Alex TriVantage laser treatment for all tattoo removals. The Alex TriVantage laser removes tattoos with many colors, not just black, but blues, greens and reds as well. This laser treatment removes tattoos gently, safely, and comfortably. It also easily and effectively removes pigmented lesions such as age spots, sunspots, and freckles quickly and easily.
The Alex TriVantage treatment selectively targets the tattoo or spot while leaving surrounding skin undamaged, making it safer and a less invasive procedure than non-laser options. It’s treatment delivers dramatic results safely and effectively for all skin types.
The pulsating laser action helps to reduce discomfort during the treatment. Each treatment session only lasts a few minutes. Typically, six sessions are required to remove all the ink from the skin, spaced 4-6 weeks apart. Although this laser treatment is extremely effective, it is important to note that laser tattoo removal is not 100% guaranteed to make the tattoo completely disappear, there may be residual ink left behind. However, results will still be dramatic. Treatment needs will vary based on skin type, tattoo size, location and color.
As compared with other tattoo removal options, the Alex TriVantage laser treatment provides:
If you are hoping to say goodbye to that tattoo for good you may be a candidate for the Alex TriVantage laser treatment for tattoo removal in Idaho. The Alex TriVantage laser treatment can remove tattoos from all skin types. Ideal candidates for the laser treatment should:
If you are interested in learning more about your options for tattoo removal in Idaho and think that the Alex TriVantage laser treatment could be right for you, please contact High Valley Dermatology to schedule your free consultation.[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]
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