Tattoo Removal: Laser & Dermabrasion
Do you ever wish you could reach back in time and convince yourself not to get that tattoo? The Zannis Center for Plastic Surgery can help! We have several ways to fade a tattoo, including laser and dermabrasion techniques, but there’s only one sure way to remove it completely. That is with excision. We frequently treat patients with all types of tattoos on every part of the body. If you would like a tattoo faded or permanently removed with minimal scarring, come see us to discuss your treatment options. Most of the time the procedure can be done the same day! Whether you live here in the New Bern, NC area or would like to take advantage of our renowned fly-in program, Zannis is your ideal tattoo removal specialist.
Major Types of Tattoo Removal
At Zannis, we offer three major treatment methods for tattoo removal, depending upon the patient’s skin and the size, coloration, age, and nature of their tattoo. We’ll use a personal consultation to guide you through the options and help you select the ideal technique for your tattoo removal treatment.
1. Laser Tattoo Removal
Advanced precision laser technology is a proven technique for fading and virtually eliminating the appearance of many types of tattoos. Targeted laser lights helps break down tattoo pigments, allowing the body’s natural immune system response to process the ink and remove it from the skin. Laser treatments often require multiple sessions over the course of many weeks, so it’s not a fast option, but it is relatively non-invasive.
Dermabrasion is a very deep form of skin exfoliation using a high-speed brush or wheel to remove layers of the skin until the tattoo ink-stained layers are reached and can be removed. Dermabrasion is best for small tattoos without complex colors or shading. Because it can result in skin rawness and scarring in some cases, we may not recommend dermabrasion for larger tattoos or in highly visible areas of the body.
3. Full Excision
Tattoo excision is the full, surgical removal of tattooed skin. This is a precise method that offers 100% complete removal of tattoo ink from the skin using a precision scalpel. This is the most invasive but also the most effective tattoo removal technique, but it may not be ideal for larger tattoos.
Get in Touch Today to Schedule Your Consultation
If you’re thinking about removing one or more tattoos from your skin, Zannis is your source for expert assistance and experienced tattoo removal! All you have to to do get started is call us at (252) 633-1197 or contact us today, and we’ll schedule your personal consultation. Our tattoo removal experts will answer your questions, evaluate your skin and your tattoos, and help you determine the best technique for effective removal.