Laser Tattoo Removal Specialist

Leroy Charles, MD, FACOG

OB/GYN located in Greenacres, FL

Do you regret getting your tattoo? If so, OB/GYN and aesthetic specialist Leroy Charles, MD, FACOG, and his team are dedicated to helping you achieve your cosmetic goals with laser tattoo removal. The office is conveniently located in Greenacres, Florida. Schedule your consultation using the online tool or by calling the office today.

Laser Tattoo Removal Q & A

What is laser tattoo removal?

Lasers are focused and concentrated high-intensity light beams that can break up the pigment in the ink of your tattoo. Different lasers produce differing wavelengths. Dr. Charles determines which lasers to use to remove the various colors in your tattoo. Black ink absorbs all laser wavelengths, making it the easiest color to remove. 

Can I remove my tattoo at home?

There are many products on the market that proclaim effective at-home tattoo removal. Sadly, these creams and ointments frequently contain dangerous and strong acids. These methods can result in:

  • Pain
  • Rashes
  • Burns
  • Infection
  • Permanent scarring 

Because of the risks and side effects linked with at-home treatments, there’s no proof these treatments can successfully remove your tattoo.

Is laser tattoo removal right for me?

The first step in determining if you’re a good candidate for laser tattoo removal is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Charles. During your consultation, you discuss:

  • Age of your tattoo
  • Depth of the ink
  • Ink colors
  • Location of your tattoo
  • General health
  • Medical and medication history
  • Your expectations
  • Your questions 

Dr. Charles recommends a treatment plan outlining how many laser treatments are needed to obtain your goals.

How many laser tattoo removal treatments do I need?

Because the laser breaks up the ink in layers, laser tattoo removal requires more than one treatment. Most people require 5-10 treatment sessions for tattoo removal. These sessions are scheduled 4-8 weeks apart. 

After each treatment, your body must flush the resulting ink particles from your body. Your treated skin must also heal between treatment sessions. Your tattoo fades more with each laser treatment.

Are there any side effects of laser tattoo treatments?

Laser tattoo removal is safer than at-home removal techniques. However, as with any procedure, there is a risk of side effects, including:

  • Infection
  • Incomplete removal
  • Changes in skin texture
  • Scarring
  • Burns
  • Blisters
  • Skin lightening
  • Initial darkening of ink

To decrease your chances of experiencing these side effects, follow all the home care instructions given to you by Dr. Charles, keep all of your laser tattoo removal appointments, and protect your treated skin from the sun.

To get started on removing your unwanted tattoo, schedule a consultation for laser tattoo removal by using the online tool or by calling the office today.