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The right candidates for laser tattoo removal MARK A. SCHUSTERMAN, MD, FACS

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons American Society of Plastic Surgeons American Board of Plastic Surgery American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery American Board of Cosmetic Surgery Association of American Physicians and Surgeons Texas Surgical Society Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons

Practically a tenth of the US population has a tattoo of some sort on some part of the body or the other. There are various reasons for these people to have tattoos; it can be in remembrance of someone, a symbol of love, a mark of an achievement or just because others are having tattoos.

However the irony of all this is that despite so many people having so many reasons to have tattoos, more than half of these people later decide to have their tattoos removed. There is good news for all those considering tattoo removals as there are today new laser tattoo removal techniques that help remove tattoos with minimal side effects.

While considering tattoo removal with laser tattoo removal Houston techniques, you have to remember that it has to be done individually, to suit individual cases. Tattoos were previously removed using various methods; however all these methods left scars that were worse than the tattoos.

How laser tattoo removal works

Today, laser tattoo removal works at removing tattoos by breaking up the different pigment colors of the tattoo using a high-intensity light beam. Of all the colors used in the tattoo, black color can absorb all laser wavelengths. Of the other colors, red tends to selectively absorb green laser light. The other tattoo colors are treated using independent lasers based on the pigment colors.

Basically, anyone who has a tattoo is eligible for laser tattoo removal. In addition to this, even those who have tried removing tattoos using other techniques are also eligible for laser tattoo removal.

So all those tattoos that did not respond well to home remedies and other laser tattoo removal techniques can be removed by laser tattoo therapy, on the condition that the prior techniques didn’t lead to any excessive scarring.

Look for the best doctor

Of course, for the best laser tattoo removal, you have to choose the best Houston cosmetic surgeon to do it for you. Do a search for a reputable dermatologist, cosmetic surgeon, or med spa in Houston who has effectively removed quite a few tattoos using laser tattoo removal technique.

If you are not sure who to approach for your tattoo removal, you can ask for help and recommendations from your family physician. Make sure you finalize rates and are comfortable with the surgeon before you proceed to have your tattoo removed using laser surgery. This way, results will be better and you will not feel that much of a pain or discomfort during the procedure.

Contact us today to schedule your appointment with the renowned plastic surgeon and breast & body specialist Dr. Mark Schusterman. Take your first steps to a more beautiful you.

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