Alternatives to Tattoo Removal
Laser tattoo removal has become the go-to solution for many skincare clinics that specialize in removing ink, but it’s not the only option available. Some people aren’t good candidates for laser therapy due to skin conditions or sensitivity, but tattoo removal has been available for decades via alternate methods.
At Elite Laser Hendersonville, we know that not everyone is a good candidate for laser tattoo removal. That’s why we’ve created this list of great alternative options that will allow you to remove your tattoo without worrying about potential adverse effects.
- Eclipse Micropen Needling
The Eclipse Micropen Needling procedure is one of the newest treatments available for a variety of skin conditions, including stretch marks, hyperpigmentation, cystic acne scarring. It’s also great for removing tattoos. And while the name of the treatment may include the word “needling,” it is mild and gentle. We offer a topical numbing cream and gel for anyone who is worried about potential pain or discomfort during the procedure.
Dermabrasion is an older technique that involves removing the top layers of skin. It’s used primarily for skin rejuvenation and to reduce the appearance of scars and wrinkles. Because it can remove multiple layers of skin, it can be used to remove layers that contain ink from tattoos. However, this procedure has several downsides, including the risk of scarring, pain, and skin discoloration.
There are many creams on the market that are advertised as being capable of removing tattoos, but there’s not much evidence that they are effective. The creams are supposed to work by bleaching the skin—and the tattoo—to a lighter and less noticeable color or shade. However, these creams must be used up to three times per day for around a year. They can also cause severe skin discoloration and the ingredients in some have even been linked to cancer.
Our Laser Tattoo Removal Process
Most people are great candidates for laser tattoo removal. We can do a small test spot on your skin to test before you commit to a full procedure. That will help you see that the procedure is mostly painless and is unlikely to cause an adverse reaction.
Get in touch with us today by dialing (615) 757-3198 to book your laser tattoo removal session today.