New Skin Medical
James C. Sherman, MD
Laser Specialist & Aesthetic Specialist located in Martinez, GA

New Skin Medical in Augusta, Georgia, uses the latest picosecond technology with the Enlighten™ laser to remove unwanted tattoos. Whether new or old, black-and-white or multicolored, Dr. James C. Sherman’s process can help get rid of most tattoos without any skin damage. Don’t let an unwanted memory linger on your body any longer. Learn more about laser tattoo removal by calling the office or setting up an appointment online. It's much more affordable than you might think!

Laser Tattoo Removal Q & A

How are tattoos removed?

At New Skin Medical, Dr. Sherman uses the Enlighten picosecond laser for safe and effective tattoo removal. One of the most advanced treatment devices available, the Enlighten laser system uses beams of light that travel through your skin in short pulses. The tattoo ink absorbs the light and is broken down into tiny particles that your body naturally removes.

With Enlighten, you get fewer treatments, faster recovery, and the best results possible.

Is laser tattoo removal painful?

There is some discomfort with the treatment. Many describe the feeling as similar to that of a snapping rubber band, but it doesn’t harm your skin.

Dr. Sherman uses a variety of methods to help with the discomfort, including ice to keep the area cool, topical numbing creams, or sometimes even an injectable local anesthetic. It usually takes only minutes to complete each session.

How many tattoo removal treatments will I need?

Multiple laser tattoo removal sessions are needed to remove a tattoo entirely. In most cases, it takes anywhere from three to 10 sessions, but this depends on a variety of factors, including:

  • Ink type
  • Ink amount
  • Ink depth
  • Body location
  • Tattoo age
  • Tattoo color
  • Tattoo size

Because your skin needs to heal between laser treatments, you’ll need a minimum of six weeks between sessions.

What can I do to make the laser tattoo removal procedure more effective?

To make your laser tattoo removal as efficient as possible, it’s important that you drink plenty of water and exercise regularly both before and after your treatment. Doing so helps your body eliminate the tattoo ink as quickly as possible. Quitting smoking can also enhance the procedure and healing process.

It also helps to protect the treated skin from the sun by using a high-quality sunscreen or avoiding sun exposure for several days after treatment.

If you’re ready to say goodbye to old, unwanted tattoos, call New Skin Medical to schedule an appointment or book online today.

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