Did you get a tattoo on a dare? Is your tattoo a permanent reminder of a temporary feeling? Or does your tattoo not look as attractive as it once was? You are not alone. You do not have to live with it anymore. Our new Enlighten laser services allow our physicians and aestheticians to treat and remove unwanted tattoos more effectively and faster. Laser tattoo removal is the process of using laser light to break up the ink in a tattoo so that your body will absorb it naturally over time. After several weeks you will see your tattoo fading away.
The Enlighten differs from other tattoo lasers with its short and high power picosecond laser pulses which effectively and quickly break down the ink particles. Picosecond laser pulses have been shown to remove tattoos more completely and in fewer treatment sessions than traditional lasers. Depending on the composition, depth, color of ink, size, and skin type, several treatments may be necessary to remove the tattoo. Since some ink colors are more challenging to clear, there are some cases where some ink may still be present.
The level of discomfort during the procedure does vary. Clients have compared the sensation to multiple rubber band snaps against the skin. Sometimes topical or local anesthetics may be used to minimize discomfort, but this could affect your final results. Post-treatment, you may experience redness and swelling, but these are temporary. You can return to regular activities immediately.