Is Emvera Tattoo Removal Worth it?
It’s estimated that 45 million Americans have at least one tattoo. And while many of those people will likely be happy with their choice and decide to keep their ink for life, there’s also a rising number of people who are seeking tattoo removal for a variety of reasons. In fact, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than 40,000 Americans choose to get rid of their tattoos each year, and that number is only growing. (The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Pew Research Center)
While everyone’s reasons for seeking tattoo removal can be highly individualized, some of the most common include:
1. You’re Unhappy with the Final Outcome
Before actually stepping into the tattoo shop, it’s quite likely that you’ve been anticipating your results for months, or maybe even years. So when it’s finally all said and done, the final result that you see on your skin may not quite live up to your expectations. But rather than simply living with your new ink and not being fully satisfied with it, it’s now possible to have it removed and maybe even make room for a tattoo that you fully enjoy.
2. The Location Isn’t Right
Even if the tattoo is executed perfectly and beautifully, it may not be in the right location on your body. It can be difficult to fully visualize what a design will look like on your body, even if you love how it looks on paper. Additionally, even though tattoos are becoming more widely accepted in the workplace, studies still indicate that tats placed in the wrong locations can negatively affect your ability to hold down a corporate job.
No matter the reason, tattoo removal can help many men and women get rid of tattoos in unwanted places, in many cases, allowing them the career mobility and peace of mind that misplaced tattoos may have been hindering. (NPR)
3. It Was an Impulse Decision
Let’s be honest–we all make mistakes. Unfortunately for some, mistakes can sometimes be skin deep, in the form of tattoos. Not fully thinking through the decision to get a tattoo is actually quite common, and it can lead to feelings of regret down the road for many people. When this is the case, tattoo removal can certainly help to erase the once-permanent evidence of past mistakes.
4. A Cover Up Attempt Didn’t Do the Trick
When people are unhappy with a tattoo for whatever reason, their first instinct is often to cover it up with another one. But many times, this just doesn’t turn out as expected, or is very limited in size, color, and design due to the details of the initial tattoo. In some cases, a cover up can just make things worse, rather than correct the imperfections of the first one. And for obvious reasons, covering up a cover up is very rarely a good idea, which is why this has become a common reason that men and women seek tattoo removal.
5. You’ve Outgrown Your Ink
The decisions you made when you were 16 or 18 don’t always line up with the decisions that you would likely make later in life. Some people who have had tattoos since a young age now find that their current lifestyle, feelings, or beliefs no longer line up with their ink. But the good news is that thanks to innovative laser technology, you don’t have to live forever with the decisions made by your 16-year-old self. (Medical Daily)
Taking the Next Step
Laser technology has come a long way since it was first introduced as a cosmetic solution to concerns such as unwanted hair, acne, and even age spots. It is now also widely used as a safe and effective method of tattoo removal. Working in much the same way as lasers designed to target pigmentation problems in the skin, the Emvera tattoo removal laser system targets the pigment in the tattoo’s ink and breaks it down. This is then naturally flushed out of the body, resulting in a dramatically faded or even completely removed tattoo.
If you’re considering tattoo removal but aren’t sure where to start, consider setting up a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss the details of the procedure, as well as the results you may be able to expect. Dr. Brian Heil of Acqua Blu Medical Spa in Pittsburgh and Wexford expertly manages tattoo removal with the Emvera laser system, and would be more than happy to sit down with you to discuss your goals. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Heil or a member of our experienced team of professionals, please contact us at (724) 933-1800.