Laser tattoo removal is a great option for targeting unwanted ink. Lasers remove tattoos by breaking up the pigment colors of the tattoo with a high-intensity light beam. Because each tattoo is unique, removal techniques must be tailored to suit each individual case.
One of the lasers we often use for tattoo removal is the RevLite Laser. It uses state-of-the-art Q-switched laser technology to optimize the removal of multi-colored tattoos.
Depending on the size, location, and color of your tattoo, the number of treatments necessary will vary. Our trained professionals will evaluate the tattoo area in a consultation during your first visit and work with you to customize an appropriate treatment plan.
What to Expect with Laser Tattoo Removal
The treatment itself consists of placing a handpiece against the surface of the skin and activating the laser light. As many patients describe it, the pulse often feels like the quick snap of a rubber band against the skin.
Smaller tattoos require fewer pulses, while larger ones require more. While most ink colors can be treated, some colors (such as pink, red, or yellow) are more difficult to remove than others. At each treatment, the tattoo should become progressively lighter. Some just want the ink faded enough to be able to cover the tattoo with a new tattoo design, which is an endpoint that is more easily attainable and cost-effective.
Maximizing Your Laser Tattoo Removal Results
Immediately following treatment, the area is treated with a special topical cream to aid in pigment removal. Then a bandage is used to cover and soothe the treated area.
Tattoos can be treated 6-8 weeks apart depending on size and location. In between treatments, the treated skin may be tender, swollen, itchy, and could bleed and scab. It is important to follow the wound care discussed during your visit while the treated skin heals. You must be able to keep the treated skin out of the sun, covered, and moist with Vaseline or similar ointment while healing.
Specific instructions for care will be provided before your departure. Our team is available and happy to help answer questions that may come up during your treatments!
Our laser tattoo removal experts will evaluate the tattoo area in a consultation and create a customized treatment plan. If you'd like to have your tattoo treated at the same appointment as your consultation, we are happy to do so! You are also more than welcome to schedule a separate appointment for your first treatment.CONTACT US