At SkinRenewKs, we use the Gold Standard MedLite Q-switched Nd:YAG laser to remove tattoos from most any area of the body and on all skin types.
How Does It Work?
The MedLite C6 Q -Switch features dual wavelengths (1064 and 532 nm), and allows the physician to select 1064 individually or blend both wavelengths into a mixed-wavelength beam. The 1064 nm wavelength is ideal for treating darker tattoo inks and dermal pigmented lesions, while the mixed 1064/532 wavelength is better suited for brighter colored inks and epidermal pigmented lesions.
Black, red, dark orange, and dark blue tattoos will usually respond relatively quickly to treatments with the MedLite 5. Green, purple, brown, light orange, and light blue colors may require more treatments.
Lasers work 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. Researchers have determined which wavelengths of light to use and how to deliver the laser's output to best remove tattoo ink. (If you're wondering if the laser might also remove normal skin pigment, don't worry. The laser selectively targets the pigment of the tattoo without damaging the surrounding skin.)
What Happens After The Treatment?
Immediately after laser exposure, the treated area turns white & swells slightly. This whiteness usually fades in 30 minutes. Over the next several days, blisters may form and then a scab or thin crust may follow. Often the scab is the same color as the tattoo, because the superficial tattoo ink has been eliminated into this crust. The skin usually returns to normal in about 7 to 10 days.
How Many Treatments Are Needed ?
Depending on the size and the colors of the area to be treated, it will take anywhere from 3 to 12 (6 is average) treatments in most cases. For more extensive tattoos it may take more treatments. Expect to come in every 4-6 weeks for your treatments.
Is It Painful?
With our new technology many of our clients tell us it simply feels like a rubber band lightly snapping on ones skin. However, if needed, we can apply a topical anesthetic 30 minutes prior to treatment for your ultimate comfort. Healing for each treatment takes approximately two weeks. There is much less discomfort involved with laser removal than with older methods of tattoo removal, such as dermabrasion, where the skin is sanded; cryosurgery, which freezes skin prior to surgery; or surgical excision.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Side effects are generally minimal, but may include hypopigmentation (a lack of skin color), hyperpigmentation (too much color in the skin), minor blistering or soreness for a few weeks, an infection of the tattoo site, or failure to completely remove the tattoo. There is also a very small chance that permanent scarring will occur at the tattoo site.
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