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Happy Clinic Laser Tattoo Removal

Laser tattoo removal is a medical procedure that uses laser technology to break down and remove tattoos from the skin. It's considered one of the most effective methods for getting rid of unwanted tattoos. Here's how the process generally works:

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Principle of Laser Tattoo Removal:

Laser tattoo removal relies on the principle of selective photothermolysis. Different colors of tattoo pigments absorb different wavelengths of light. The laser emits intense pulses of light that are absorbed by the tattoo pigment. The rapid absorption of light energy causes the tattoo pigment to fragment into smaller particles.

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Types of Lasers Used:

Different laser wavelengths are used to target specific colors of tattoo pigments. For example:

  • Q-switched Nd:YAG laser: Effective for treating dark colors like black and blue.

  • Ruby laser: Effective for light blue and green pigments.

  • Alexandrite laser: Effective for green and blue pigments.

  • Picosecond lasers: Deliver ultra-short pulses of energy and can target a wider range of colors.

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Treatment Sessions:

Complete tattoo removal usually requires multiple treatment sessions spaced several weeks apart. The exact number of sessions depends on factors like the size, color, depth of the tattoo, and the individual's skin type. Professional tattoos generally require more sessions than amateur tattoos.

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Procedure:

During the procedure:

  • The patient wears protective eyewear to shield the eyes from the laser light.

  • The laser is calibrated to emit the specific wavelength of light that corresponds to the tattoo pigment being targeted.

  • The laser light is directed onto the tattoo, causing the pigment to absorb the energy and shatter into tiny fragments.

  • The body's immune system then gradually removes these fragments over time.

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Aftercare:

After each session, patients are usually advised to follow certain aftercare instructions, which may include keeping the treated area clean, avoiding sun exposure, and applying prescribed ointments to aid healing and reduce the risk of infection.​

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Side Effects and Risks:

While laser tattoo removal is generally safe, there can be side effects such as temporary discomfort, redness, swelling, blistering, and in rare cases, scarring. Proper aftercare can help minimize these risks.

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Results:

  1. Tattoo removal is a gradual process. After each session, the tattoo fades progressively. Some tattoos may be completely removed, while others might leave a shadow or a faint outline. The final results can vary based on the tattoo's size, colors, and the body's response to treatment.

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Conclusion / Cost:

It's important to consult with a trained physician who specializes in laser tattoo removal to assess your specific tattoo and determine the best treatment approach for your needs. They can provide personalized advice and expectations based on your unique situation.

Cost is $100 per square inch per session. Packages available. All procedures performed by Dr. Phil Hong Nguyen, MD for your safety.

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