Help! I Regret My Tattoo

Tattoos can be a great form of self-expression — until they no longer express your true self. Then, a tattoo can become an uncomfortable — even painful — reminder of your past. That’s when regret starts creeping in.

The good news: Even though you probably intended your tattoo to be permanent, it doesn’t have to be. Laser tattoo removal at Women's Pavilion of the Palm Beaches in Greenacres, Florida, uses state-of-the-art techniques to erase unwanted tattoos, revealing clearer skin in just a few sessions.

In fact, research shows the number of people turning to laser tattoo removal has risen significantly over the years — which means you’re certainly not alone if you’re feeling “tattoo remorse.” 

If you have a tattoo you’d like to forget about, here’s how Leroy Charles, MD, FACOG, and his team can make that dream a reality.

The solution: Laser tattoo removal

Lasers are used for a variety of skin treatments, including many that help rejuvenate damaged skin. They’re popular because the ability to adjust the laser’s energy allows Dr. Charles to customize the treatment to each patient’s unique needs. 

In the case of tattoo removal, the laser energy targets the layer of skin that contains the tattoo pigments, gently breaking up those pigments into tiny particles that are carted off and eliminated by your body over time. 

While you can notice substantial improvements after one session, most people need a series of treatments to get their desired results. The number of treatments you need depends on the age of the tattoo, the color of the pigments, and other factors. 

Treatments are spaced out over a number of weeks to give your skin plenty of time to heal in between.

DIY tattoo removal

With tattoo removal on the rise, it’s not surprising that plenty of companies are trying to cash in by offering “at-home” tattoo removal products, like creams and gels. That leaves a lot of people wondering if they can get the same results at home, without the need for medical lasers.

While it might be tempting to try one of the products and avoid laser removal altogether, the risks can be substantial. In fact, many of these products contain strong acids and other chemicals that can cause:

On top of that, there’s no clinical evidence that these products actually work. 

Bottom line: Tattoo removal requires a medical approach that can help you achieve your goals while also protecting the health of your skin. Laser tattoo removal at our practice meets both of those objectives.

Erase regret with laser tattoo removal

Laser tattoo removal can be a great option for “reversing” some of the less-than-great decisions of your past, but it’s not the right choice for everyone. Before prescribing laser tattoo, Dr. Charles evaluates your skin and your tattoo to make sure it’s the right choice for helping you achieve your goals.

If you’d like to learn more about laser tattoo removal and how it can help you eliminate regrets, call the office or book an appointment online today.

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