Laser lipolysis on tattooed arms?
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Laer liposuction and tattoos.
During Laser Liposuction (of all kinds and brands) an energy-based skin tightening treatment is done to the underside of the skin. In Vaser this is done with radiofrequency, in Smarlipo it’s a laser. The idea is to heat the collagen layer, the deepest layer of the skin, to encourage it to shrink, and to grow new collagen.
Now, I’ve never seen this have a negative impact on tattoos. But to be frank, there is the risk that the skin could contract unevenly. I’ve never seen it, but it’s a risk, and that would distort your tattoo. I think it’s a low risk with a good practitioner with lots of experience. That’s the only risk I see. Any skin tightening procedure would have these same risks.
I treat a good number of tattoo removal patients each year, and even the exotic tattoo styles (such as jailhouse tattoos and traditional pacific tattoo styles) keep the ink in the very top-most layers of the skin, where the energy from these treatments would not reach. I’m not sure if you were concerned with erasing the tattoos, but I wanted to be clear that these lasers are different than tattoo removal lasers, and that’s not a risk for you with these treatments.
Firstly the Laser does not have any adverse affects on tattoo'd skin. On the contrary the Laser helps with skin retraction so would be beneficial to help sculp the arms.
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i would recommend Smartlipo
i think the minimally invasive liposuction such as Smartlipo will give you a better
result than the external lasers only.
it will not matter that you have a tattoo for Smartlipo.
definitely see a board certified PS.
david berman md
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