Patients consider tattoo removal if they regret a tattoo or if they are unhappy with the appearance of their tattoo. Sometimes, a tattoo will become faded or blurred, or a patient will decide that the tattoo does not fit their current image. Removing a tattoo may be imperative if you develop an allergic reaction to the tattoo or if you have other complications, like an infection. If you have an unwanted tattoo, Dr. Oliver P. Simmons can provide tattoo removal in Lexington, South Carolina. Common tattoo removal techniques include laser surgery, surgical removal, and dermabrasion. Tattoo ink is placed beneath the top layer of skin, which makes tattoo removal more complex and expensive than tattoo application.
If you would like to have a tattoo removed, ask our cosmetic surgeon about the available options. Dr. Oliver P. Simmons will help you choose the option that will be the most effective for your tattoo. Some tattoos have inks that are more responsive to laser treatment than other methods. Other tattoos may be removed best through surgery, while others are too large to remove with a scalpel. Do not try to remove a tattoo on your own. Do-it-yourself tattoo removal creams and other home treatments are rarely effective and can cause skin irritation and other reactions.
We welcome you to contact Simmons Plastic Surgery today for more information and to schedule a consultation.
*Results and patient experience may vary.