Laser tattoo removal is a non-invasive treatment designed to remove unwanted tattoos from the skin.
Using a high powered, Q-Switched Nd-YAG 1064nm laser, energy is delivered into the skin and absorbs a range of colors.
During the healing process, the immune system flushes away ink particles resulting in the fading of unwanted tattoos. Treatments take 1 - 2 hours, depending on the size and location of the treatment area.
While every skin type can be treated with tattoo removal, dark pigments respond better to the treatments. The number of treatments needed range depending on the size and color of the unwanted tattoo.
Generally, 5 sessions are needed but some people need as many as 10. Treatments should be spaced a month or two apart. Depending on the tattoo it can take anywhere from 3 to 10 treatments to achieve the desired results.
There is some pain associated with laser tattoo removal and many compare it to the sensation of getting a tattoo.
We will apply numbing both topically and locally to minimize the pain as much as possible. There are steps you can take to help prepare yourself and your skin for a laser tattoo removal treatment. Two weeks before your treatment avoid sun exposure and wear sunscreen.One week before treatment avoid smoking.
Yes, downtime varies from person to person but is similar to getting a tattoo. It is important to keep the area treated covered and moisturized for the best results.
It is important to avoid smoking and picking at the treated area following the treatment for at least 8 weeks. Some patients may experience bruising or swelling, and many clients develop blisters, crusts, or scabs within 8-72 hours, lasting for up to 2 weeks or more.
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