Laser Tattoo Removal in San Antonio, TX
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What Is Laser Tattoo Removal?
There may be a number of reasons why you no longer want your tattoo. Maybe it resembles a painful memory. Or maybe the color has faded or just no longer represents who you are. Whatever the reason, advancements in tattoo removal technology have made it possible to lighten and maybe even remove the unwanted tattoo altogether. At Vita Nova Anti-Aging and Rejuvenation Clinic in San Antonio, TX, board-certified internist Dr. Francisco Cardona provides laser tattoo removal with the sophisticated Alma Harmony® XL PRO. This laser energy device has proven to yield better results than other tattoo removal systems and may necessitate fewer treatments.
What are the Benefits of Laser Tattoo Removal?
At Vita Nova Anti-Aging and Rejuvenation Clinic, laser tattoo removal techniques can assist San Antonio, TX people wanting to eliminate undesirable, aged, or badly drawn ink by offering numerous upsides from treatment, including:
- Eliminates uncomfortable, unfashionable, or unwanted ink from your skin
- Dependable, tested treatment
- Preserves untouched cells from harm or scars
- Conducted in fast, efficient treatments over time
What Is Recovery Like after Laser Tattoo Removal?
After each treatment, an ointment will be applied to the skin along with bandages to help protect the area. You may notice swelling, redness, and sensitivity. You may also feel a sunburned sensation and experience minor scabbing. It is important to follow aftercare instructions precisely to speed up the healing process. Once the site has healed, you can schedule your next treatment session. Sessions typically will not be scheduled less than 4 – 7 weeks of each other.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Laser Tattoo Removal?
There are a number of factors which could improve the success of your tattoo removal. Good candidates for this procedure:
- Have a strong immune system. A strong immune system improves the body’s ability to dispose of the broken down ink properties.
- Are healthy overall. Smoking and eating an unhealthy diet limit the body's immune system from working at max capacity.
- Have great contrast between the ink color and the skin color. Greater contrasts yield greater results.
- Have older tattoos. Older tattoos have a tendency to respond better to laser removal treatment.
What Can I Expect from Laser Tattoo Removal?
As soon as Dr. Cardona determines that your skin is ideal for tattoo removal, the tattoo will be prepared with a careful cleansing and an application of numbing cream. We will then begin by passing the Harmony XL PRO handpiece over the tattooed skin as it releases laser light and pulsing energy to break down the ink pigment. Your body's lymphatic system will flush out the ink particles from your body over a period of time. This will cause your tattoo to lighten in color or disappear altogether. At times, the tattoo may require multiple treatments before obvious results can be seen. This will all be discussed with you at your consultation.
Vita Nova Anti-Aging and Rejuvenation Clinic Reviews
I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Cardona and his amazing staff for any or all of a better healthier lifestyle and look for yourself. Alex and Jen and the rest of the staff are always wonderful and so pleasant to deal with every single time. I've been coming for months for my TRT treatments as well as hair restoration and have been so pleased with my experiences and definitely exceeded my expectations. Dr. Cardona shows so much compassion and genuinely cares about each one of his patients as well as his staff does. They are awesome!!!
Dr Cardova, Alex, Jen and the entire team are awesome. Highly recommend them for anyone looking to live a happier, healthier life.
Great experience. Provider and staff are amazing. I am extremely happy with my results. The results were even better than I expected. Would do it again!
Staff very friendly and welcoming. Dr. Cardona very thorough explaining/educating about my treatment - Gentle hands! Highly recommend!
Dr. Cardona was very polite and professional. Staff was very prompt and efficient as well. Highly recommend!!!
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Remove the Past
Tattoos can be a beautiful and exciting symbol of our self-image and identity. But when we have a tattoo that we are no longer proud of, the idea of its permanence on the body can be daunting. At Vita Nova Anti-Aging and Rejuvenation Clinic, Dr. Cardona utilizes the Harmony XL PRO to provide laser tattoo removal. We invite you to reach out to our San Antonio, TX office today to schedule a consultation and get rid of your ink.
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Laser Tattoo Removal FAQs
How much does laser tattoo removal cost?
The price of your tattoo removal treatment will be calculated according to the total of treatments required and the areas being addressed. Each patient's situation is personal, and a percentage of tattoos need more treatments, while others might only need a few. During your initial appointment, we can talk about the estimated expense of your laser treatment plan and assist you in finding low-interest medical financing to make your care more affordable.
What are the side effects of laser tattoo removal?
Certain individuals have pink skin, swelling, sensitivity, crusting, warm skin, or itching immediately after laser tattoo removal. Dr. Cardona will speak with you about your treatment schedule and let you know what can be expected with your procedure.
How many laser tattoo removal sessions will I need?
Dimension, color, location, and the length of time you've had the tattoo all influence the number of sessions necessary to sufficiently break down the embedded ink. During your consultation, the treatment strategy will be constructed, and any questions about the amount of necessary sessions can be presented at that time.