Dr. Yousefi offers laser tattoo removal for patients in Washington, DC, Vienna, Arlington, and surrounding areas of Northern Virginia.
With the popularity of tattoos in recent years, Dr. Yousefi has seen an increase in the number of patients requesting tattoo removal. The reasons for this vary: the tattoos may be poorly placed or executed, the site may have become infected, or the patient may simply have outgrown the tattoo.
Because tattoos are placed fairly deep underneath the skin, previous removal methods (including excision, dermabrasion, chemical removal, and the earliest lasers) often caused unacceptable levels of scarring. Today, newer lasers are more gentle, more effective, and less likely to lead to scarring, making this the treatment of choice for removing tattoos.
How Is Tattoo Removal Performed?
Laser tattoo removal involves a highly focused beam of laser light passing harmlessly through the outer layer of skin and being absorbed primarily by the tattoo ink. As the light is absorbed, it is quickly converted to heat. The sudden rise in temperature within the treatment target fractures the ink or pigment into tiny particles. The tattoo ink fragments are carried away by the lymphatic system. A tattoo’s color, depth, and the chemical composition of the ink all affect how a tattoo responds to laser light. Black, red, dark orange and dark blue tattoos will usually respond relatively quickly to treatments. However, green, purple, brown, light orange, and light blue colors may require more treatments. In general, most tattoos can be successfully removed, given a sufficient number of treatments.
Depending on the size and location of the tattoo or lesion, each laser tattoo removal treatment usually takes about 10 to 30 minutes.
What Can I Expect After Tattoo Removal?
Some faint tattoos will fade completely after only one treatment; however, most may require five treatments or more. Treatments are spaced six to eight weeks apart to give your body sufficient time to fully eliminate loosened particles of ink.
How Much Does Tattoo Removal Cost in Washington, DC?
Younger Image Plastic Surgery Center currently works with CareCredit® and MedicalFinancing.com to provide our patients with convenient financing options. Within a few hours of applying, you can be pre-approved for your cosmetic procedures.
If you are ready to feel better about yourself with skin rejuvenation, check out our tattoo removal before and after photos to see the incredible results you could achieve.
Additional Skin Rejuvenation Procedures
Younger Image Plastic Surgery Center offers plastic surgery and skin rejuvenation treatments and procedures to patients in Washington, DC, Vienna, Arlington, and surrounding areas of Virginia. Dr. Jamal Yousefi and his staff combine personalized care with the latest technology to provide each patient with extraordinary results. For more information or to schedule a patient consultation, contact us to speak to a member of our friendly, knowledgeable staff.