Laser tattoo removal is considered one of the most convenient, effective and popular methods for erasing tattoos. This FDA-approved treatment easily and effectively removes tattoos. It effectively reduces the appearance of color or black ink without causing lasting effects to the surrounding skin.
How does it work?
A quality-switched laser (Q-Switch) creates an invisible beam of light that specifically targets the black or/and color ink without having any effect on the surrounding skin. The pigment absorbs the laser energy and gets fragmented within the skin’s tissues, thereby removing the unwanted ink.
What can you expect?
We require you to arrive at least 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment so that a topical numbing ointment can be appleid to the soon-to-be treated area. Your medical professional may also capture photographs of the soon-to-be treated area(s).
Once the treatment has started, you will feel a stinging sensation in the treated area(s).
After the treatment, the Registered Nurse will cover the treated area and apply antibiotic healing ointment.
What are the pre-care instructions?
- Avoid blood-thinner medications like aspirin, ibuprofen, Advil, and Aleve for one week before treatment
- Avoid supplements like garlic, ginseng, and Vitamin E for one week before treatment
- Avoid topical retinol products and glycolic acid products for two days prior
- Do not wax, bleach, tweeze or use any other hair removal method on the treatment area for two days prior
- Avoid alcohol for at least 24 hours prior
What type of tattoo can be erased?
How many sessions would I need?
The number of sessions depends on the size of the tattoo but usually black ink needs about 10 sessions while color ink needs about 15 sessions.
What type of laser do we use?
The Spectra quality-switched laser (Q-Switch) is a non-invasive laser that creates a high-intensity pulsed beam light.
How long do treatments take?
Depending on the size of the tattoo, sessions can take up to 90 minutes.
Is this treatment safe?
This treatment is completely safe and FDA approved.
Is this treatment painful?
This treatment requires 15 to 30 minutes of topical numbing ointment to reduce the pain of the treated area.
What are the side effects of this treatment?
The laser tattoo removal area can become infected if not taken care of well after the treatment. There is also a slight chance that the treatment can leave a scar and skin discoloration. Cosmetic tattoos, such as lip liner, eyeliner, and eyebrows may get darker after initial laser treatments.
Are there any after-care instructions?
After your treatment, you will need to cover the area with a layer of antibiotic healing ointment for the next three days. Keep it bandaged with sterilized gauze. Don’t apply any other creams or makeup to the treated area within the first few days. You can remove the bandage after three days, and then keep the area as clean and dry as possible.