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What You Need to Know about Tattoo Removal

Posted on Saturday, December 5th, 2015 by Douglas Stevens

Tattoo RemovalDo you look down at that tattoo you got so many years ago, and say, “What was I thinking?!”

You’re not alone. As the tattoo removal process becomes easier, less painful, and more affordable, a lot of professional men and women have had the procedure done. Because of this growing popularity, the team here at Douglas Stevens M.D. decided that we’d blog this month on tattoo removal and what you need to know.

The fact of the matter is, the procedure is easier now more than it ever has been. So, don’t be shy about taking that leap to bettering yourself.

Things You Should Know

Laser treatment is the most effective form of tattoo removal, and it’s the procedure we use here at Douglas Stevens M.D. This treatment is proven to be the best for our patients and best for the removal, so our team sticks with it.

Keep in mind the removal process isn’t always a one trip procedure. The removal usually requires several trips to the office, but luckily, these are spaced out and happen about once a month. This schedule allows for you to heal after each visit and it also doesn’t interrupt your life!

Anesthesia is a key part of the removal process – it can include a topical cream for smaller tattoos and sometimes an injection for the larger ones. This aids in lessening the pain of the process.

And finally, know this part: each procedure takes just minutes. Luckily, it won’t take too much of your day to visit the office and have the laser treatment done. You could do it on your lunch break!


Tattoos seem permanent, but they don’t have to be. We all make choices that we want removed later on in life. Come to Douglas Stevens M.D. to take back your skin and remove the tattoo you no longer love! (239) 481-9292.

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