Tattoo Removal

Dr. Coleman applies high intensity light in rapid pulses  into the tattooed area. The inks selectively absorb the colored light with minimal damage to the normal surrounding skin tissue. The light breaks the tattoo ink into smaller particles that are then harmlessly removed by the body in the weeks after each treatment. Professional tattoos can take 5-10 sessions for complete removal. Surgical Dermabrasion can also be used to fade tattoos.  Some tattoos may never fade completely. Smaller tattoos are often better simply excised and sutured.