Tattoo removal

Whether you have a tattoo that just didn’t turn out as planned or have an old tattoo that you don’t want anymore, tattoo removal with state-of-the-art medical lasers may be the solution you need. Leading internist and aesthetic practitioner Laura Bilbruck, MD, offers in-office tattoo removal treatments at Results Medical Aesthetics & Wellness in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

What is tattoo removal?

Tattoo removal is the most modern way to restore your natural skin tone and make that unwanted tattoo fade away. Laser tattoo removal techniques eliminate your tattoo with minimal discomfort or side effects and no needles or incisions. 

During your tattoo removal session, the handheld Q-switched laser tool delivers high-intensity light beams into ink pigments. This forces ink to shatter on the spot, but it doesn’t affect surrounding healthy skin tissues.

Over the following few weeks, your body naturally absorbs the broken-down ink, mimicking that natural fading effect that occurs with a sunburn. 

How many tattoo removal treatments do I need?

When you come to Results Medical Aesthetics & Wellness for your tattoo removal consultation, Dr. Bilbruck evaluates your tattoo. She tailors your tattoo removal plan based on the colors, as well as the age of your tattoo. More vibrant colors and tattoos that are older often require more visits.

Most tattoo removal packages from Results Medical Aesthetics & Wellness require anywhere from about six to eight sessions. You may need more or fewer sessions, depending on your specific tattoo and how well your body responds to the laser treatments.

Dr. Bilbruck can remove tattoos of all sizes and shades, and she can also remove partial tattoos. If you’d like to remove just a name or a symbol from a larger tattoo, for instance, Dr. Bilbruck can help.

Is laser tattoo removal painful?

Laser tattoo removal feels like tiny rubber bands are hitting your skin. This may be uncomfortable in more sensitive areas, like over your ankle bone, but the sensations you feel during laser tattoo removal are very well-tolerated.

To ensure your tattoo removal treatments from Results Medical Aesthetics & Wellness are as comfortable as possible, Dr. Bilbruck could recommend applying a topical numbing cream before your scheduled session. You can even apply an ice pack to numb your skin if you’re in a pinch.

Click on the online scheduling tool to book your tattoo removal appointment at Results Medical Aesthetics & Wellness today. You can also call to speak with a team member directly.