Laser Tattoo Removal
At Revitalift Aesthetic Center, our highly-trained and experienced
medical staff have performed thousands of procedures designed
to remove tattoos.Our enlighten laser removes tattoos better
than any other laser or cream on the market. Our goal is to
provide a treatment plan that is affordable and effective.
How does laser tattoo removal work?
Our enlighten laser removes tattoos better than any other laser or cream on the market. The enlighten laser works by producing short pulses of intense light that pass harmlessly through the top layers of the skin to be selectively absorbed by the tattoo pigment. This laser energy causes the tattoo pigment to fragment into smaller particles that are then removed by the body's immune system. The laser does not remove normal skin pigment. Fortunately, the laser selectively targets the pigment of the tattoo and does not damage the surrounding skin.
What’s a laser tattoo removal treatment like?
The size of the area being treated determines how long a treatment will take. During the treatment you my feel a prickling and or burning sensation. Most patients describe the sensation as similar to that of a rubber band being snapped against the skin.
How do I prepare for a laser tattoo removal treatment?
Prior to a laser hair removal treatment, you’ll be asked to avoid sun exposure for a minimum of four weeks beforehand. This is because suntans can reduce the effect of the laser treatment. You’ll also be asked to discontinue waxing or tweezing three weeks before a laser hair removal treatment. Make sure to follow all pre-care instructions your medical professional gives you.
How many treatments will I need?
It depends on the area being treated. Because only hair follicles in the active growth stage can be successfully targeted during a laser hair removal treatment, you may need between three and eight treatments spaced five-to-eight weeks apart to achieve optimal results.
What are the side effects?
Each of our clients reacts to laser tattoo removal a little bit differently. Common side effects include swelling, redness, itchiness and the occasional dryness. Some of this may be familiar to you, as these effects are common after the tattooing process, as well. Swelling and redness are short-lived symptoms, lasting anywhere from a few hours to two days. Itchiness and dryness are both signs that your skin is healing — if either one starts to bother you, apply a moisturizing ointment to soothe the area.
If your tattoo is relatively new, or involves a cover-up design, you’re more likely to experience blistering. This is because in both cases, the pockets of ink beneath your skin are much denser. With newer tattoos, your body hasn’t had a chance to break down the edges of the ink yet; in the case of a cover-up, you have two layers of ink in one place, giving the laser twice the amount of work to do.
If you experience blistering as a result of your treatment, refrain from popping the blister. That blister is forming a protective bubble around your skin that blocks out potentially harmful bacteria, and they should reduce naturally in less than five days. If your blister happens to pop on its own, immediately cover it with antibiotic ointment and a bandage.