Dr. David Zweiback offers a unique laser tattoo removal procedure at his Philadelphia, PA-area practice that targets ink - not skin - to greatly reduce pain and effectively remove ink colors that are notoriously difficult to erase. While many tattoo removal procedures can be incredibly painful, laser tattoo removal is a relatively painless way to remove a tattoo that no longer suits your lifestyle or personality. If you have an unwanted tattoo you want to erase from your body, contact our office today to learn more about our laser tattoo removal procedure.
Laser tattoo removal is gentle and effective.
How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?
Dr. Zweiback utilizes a high-intensity laser beam to effectively remove your tattoo. The wavelengths of the light will target and break apart the ink molecules to gradually remove your unwanted tattoo. This method is far less painful than other tattoo removal treatment options, which can damage and scar the skin in the process. The number of treatment sessions you require will depend on the size and colors of the tattoo. Most patients will require about six to 12 treatment sessions to effectively remove their tattoo.
During each session, you will be given protective eyewear. Dr. Zweiback will direct the hand-held laser at your tattoo, using frequent pulses, which may feel like the stinging of a grease burn or the snap of a rubber band. An ice pack will be applied to the tattooed area following each treatment session and an antibiotic cream or ointment will be applied before it is covered with a bandage. You should avoid direct sun exposure between treatment sessions and always remember to wear sunscreen to protect your skin from additional damage.
Am I a Candidate for Laser Tattoo Removal?
If you have an unwanted tattoo that you wish to remove, you are probably a candidate for laser tattoo removal. Laser tattoo removal may also be beneficial to those who have not had success with other tattoo removal methods, as long as the previous method did not result in extensive scarring. Patients with certain skin conditions or excessive scarring from previous treatments may not be good candidates for laser tattoo removal.
During your first consultation with Dr. Zweiback, he will examine your tattoo and skin to determine if you are a good candidate for the treatment. The condition and color of your skin, as well as the depth of the ink pigmentation, may affect the number of treatment sessions you will need. At this time, he can estimate how many treatment sessions you will require.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
Dr. Zweiback's unique laser treatment method minimizes pain while removing stubborn ink colors. If you have an unwanted tattoo you wish to remove, or if you have tried other ineffective methods, contact our office today to schedule your laser tattoo removal consultation. Dr. Zweiback's compassionate, technologically advanced care can help you feel comfortable and confident in your skin.