A Permanent Solution
SPECTRA Laser Tattoo Removal uses laser energy to significantly lighten or completely remove your tattoo. Ink particles are targeted by the laser energy and broken into small fragments that your body can absorb. Tattoo ink is heavily deposited deep into your skin, and as a result in order to completely remove the tattoo, multiple treatments are required.
Don’t Hide It, Remove It
Currently, almost twenty percent of people in the United States have tattoos and the number is growing. Tattoos are desired when a person is younger but it can limit one in the professional work place and as a result patients wish to remove them because they feel they are judged negatively. Tattoos are also removed because of an individual’s desire to replace the existing tattoo with a newer design.
What to Expect During Your Treatment
Some patients say they feel stinging, like the snap of a rubber band on the skin. Some patients do not require anesthetics. However, most patients feel more comfortable with a local numbing agent, such as a topical anesthetic. Your physician will apply the numbing agent and once it is working, treatment will commence. Application of laser energy to the target tissue results in a whitish color change in the treated areas.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The number of treatments required for optimal results depends on the size, location, depth and color of the tattoo. Treatments should be performed 4 – 8 weeks apart in order to allow your body to remove the tattoo ink fragments.
As your body heals after each session you will notice your tattoo lightening; depending on the colors and inks used, many patients see a complete removal of the ink.
How long are the treatments?
Each session usually takes 10 – 30 minutes and will depend on the size of the tattoo. However, if your physician applies a numbing agent beforehand, there will be extra time waiting for it to work.
Is there any downtime?
With no downtime and minimal side effects, you may immediately return to your daily activities. Ask your doctor about scheduling your tattoo removal treatments today.
Does it hurt?
The majority of patients report no pain. Most patients experience a slight warming of their skin and a light prickling feeling. No anesthesia is needed.