So you didn’t believe your mother when she said getting that barbed wire tattoo around your arm was a bad idea. Now, a few years later you’re wondering how to get rid of it. A recent survey by the American Society of Dermatological surgery suggests you are not alone. Various reports have shown that approximately 35% of Americans aged 18-25, and nearly 40% of Americans aged 26-40 have at least one tattoo. What is interesting is that nearly 50% of people with tattoos have considered having them removed!

 

tattoo3_after tattoo3_beforePeople have many reasons for rethinking the ink – for some it’s business related, others claim they’ve just “outgrown” the tattoo, and of course, some are removing their “ex’s” name! Gang members seek laser treatment in order to get rid of all association with other gang members.

With the rise in clients wishing to remove their tattoos, many companies have begun marketing “Do it Yourself” remedies. Unfortunately, these are often acid based, and lead to scarring and disfigurement. Surgical options include excising tattoos, but this is limited to small tattoos, and obviously leaves a substantial scar.

At the Laser Center of Maryland, we use a variety of lasers to safely and effectively remove your tattoo. Our lasers break the tattoo ink into microscopic fragments, which are then removed through your lymphatic system. Laser tattoo removal is a gradual process, typically consisting of 6-8 treatments. We have the right laser for every skin type.

We keep you comfortable during the procedure by prescribing a numbing cream for you to apply prior to treatment. You can also request local injections. It is our goal to make this a pleasant and comfortable treatment.