Laser Tattoo Removal2023-10-15T17:11:38-04:00

Laser Tattoo Removal on Hilton Head Island

Say hello to clear, beautiful, ink-free skin.

In the past, tattoo removal was painful and gave inconsistent results. With the Alma Laser at Symbios Medical Spa, we provide a safe and effective way of removing tattoos, leaving natural-looking skin. Alma’s clinically proven laser treatments use a variety of laser wavelengths to target different ink colors, revealing clear, ink-free skin, with minimal risk of scarring, for all skin types.

How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?

Laser tattoo removal is a simple cosmetic procedure that allows unwanted tattoos to be removed through a series of laser treatments. Extremely short pulses of highly focused light energy are directed at tattoo ink in the skin. When the correct wavelength of light and sufficient fluence (energy) is used, the tattoo ink will rapidly heat up and break into smaller pieces. Over time, your body’s natural healing process (the lymphatic system) removes the ink fragments from your body. This allows your tattoo to fade with only minimal risks of scarring or skin discoloration.

What to expect after laser tattoo removal?

The laser treatment may create a superficial burn wound. There is immediate whitening of the treated area, which lasts for several minutes. Patients may then develop blisters, crusts, or scabs within 24 to 72 hours, which may last one to two weeks. Some patients may experience bruising or swelling. The treated area may be pink or pale after the scab separates. Loss of skin pigment in the treated area is common, but usually temporary. Most patients are able to resume normal activity and work the same day. Showering and bathing are usually not a problem, but sun exposure should be avoided in the treated area.

For several reasons, we can only estimate the number of treatments it will take to completely remove a tattoo, so please consult with our Symbios Medical Spa team. According to patient feedback, the pain is very minimal. Most patients find that minimal discomfort is well worth the removal of their tattoos.

Schedule a tattoo-removal consultation.

Having a tattoo removed is a personal decision. Whatever your reasons, you deserve to have your tattoo-removal process be as smooth and effective as possible. Treatments are fast, affordable, and there’s no recovery time. Call (843) 738-4000 to schedule a consultation with Symbios Medical Spa.

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