Meridian Plastic Surgery
Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Lasers located in Meridian, MS
You’re not alone if your current lifestyle no longer fits the tattoo inked on your skin years ago. But you don’t have to grow old with a tattoo you don’t like. At Meridian Plastic Surgery’s laser clinic in Meridian, Mississippi, the experienced plastic surgery team offers tattoo removal using an advanced laser tool that can erase your unwanted ink and restore your smooth, clear skin. To schedule a consultation to learn more about tattoo removal, contact the office by phone or online today.
Tattoo Removal Q & A
What is tattoo removal?
At Meridian Plastic Surgery, tattoo removal is a laser procedure that gets rid of your unwanted tattoo. Laser tattoo removal is effective and causes minimal side effects. However, multiple treatments may be necessary depending on the size of your tattoo and the type of inks used.
How does tattoo removal work?
Your tattoo is made up of thousands of ink particles that are too large for your skin’s immune system to naturally remove, which is why they’re considered permanent.
At Meridian Plastic Surgery, the team uses its advanced laser tool to direct a concentrated beam of light energy at your tattoo. The heat created by the laser causes the ink particles to shatter into smaller pieces, making it easier for your body’s immune system to naturally clear the “foreign” particles away.
What can I expect during tattoo removal?
The team at Meridian Plastic Surgery performs your tattoo removal at their laser clinic, which is designed specifically with your comfort and privacy in mind. Before starting, your provider first gives you protective eyewear and tests a small patch of skin to determine the best laser settings for your treatment.
Then, your provider directs the laser tool at your tattoo and starts your treatment. During tattoo removal, you may feel a snapping sensation as the intense pulses of light break through your skin to gain access to the ink.
If you’re sensitive to pain, let the team know before starting your tattoo removal treatment so they can adjust your plan. Though well-tolerated by most, a topical numbing agent may be used to minimize discomfort.
After treatment, your provider applies a topical antibiotic ointment and covers your treated tattoo with a bandage, and provides instructions on how to care for your skin during the healing process.
How many tattoo removal treatments do I need?
The number of tattoo removal treatments you need depends on the size, color, and age of your tattoo. The team reviews the details of your tattoo removal treatment plan prior to starting so you know what to expect. In general, you may need up to 10 tattoo removal treatments set at six-week intervals.
You don’t have to live the rest of your life finding ways to hide your unwanted tattoo. Call Meridian Plastic Surgery or request an appointment online to schedule your tattoo removal consultation.