If you’ve been thinking about tattoo removal, you’re not the only one. Approximately one out of four individuals who have a tattoo would like to have it removed. Perhaps your tattoo is too visible when wearing tank tops or shorts, or maybe it reminds you of a bad memory. No matter what the reason, Derick Dermatology has a permanent solution: laser tattoo removal.
How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?
At Derick Dermatology, we use specialized lasers to target the pigmentation of the tattoo ink in your skin. The laser works by breaking up the ink into small pieces, allowing the patient’s skin to reabsorb the ink into the body safely. Many patients report that the discomfort of the treatment sessions are no worse than getting the tattoo itself.
Laser removal can take many treatment sessions depending on the tattoo. The tattoo’s color, ink density, size, and location will all affect the results of the procedure. Additionally, whether the tattoo was drawn by an amateur or professional can affect the removal process. For more information on tattoo removal, click to watch our patient education video.
Derick Dermatology is proud to offer the fastest laser tattoo removal in the greater Chicago area. We are the first location in Illinois to use the new PicoSure laser. This laser offers a groundbreaking advancement in the science of tattoo removal; it is able to remove tattoos up to twice as fast as previous technologies.
Expertise in Tattoo Removal
Derick Dermatology has performed thousands of successful tattoo removal treatments at its offices in Arlington Heights, Barrington, Bartlett, Buffalo Grove, Crystal Lake, Elgin, McHenry and Park Ridge. Dr. Amy Derick is an expert on laser tattoo removal, and is the author of one of the most comprehensive studies ever published on the subject of tattoos and body art (it can be found here). Dr. Derick can also be seen discussing tattoo removal on the news in Chicago, New York City, Cleveland, and even China.
Interested in learning more? Call us today at (847) 381-8899 to request a consultation. The providers at Derick Dermatology understand that not everyone loves their tattoo forever, and we can help our patients erase the past!