Who can get laser tattoo removal?
Laser tattoo removal treatments are effective on most ink colors and are safe for all skin types. Darker skin types may require extra care, and your practitioner will customize treatment to your needs.
How does laser tattoo removal work?
A specialized laser creates short pulses of light energy. Tattoo ink absorbs the energy, shatters the ink into tiny fragments and is removed by your immune system. Over a series of treatments, your tattoo will visibly fade away to reveal the natural look of your skin.
How many treatments are required?
Most patients need between three and twelve treatments to achieve desired results. Many variables affect the number of treatments that each tattoo needs:
- Age of tattoo
- Depth of Ink
- Ink Colors
- Location of Body
- Density of Ink
- Pre-existing Scarring
- Patient Health
- Other Factors
Is the procedure painful?
Most patients say the laser treatment feels like being snapped by a rubber band and that the discomfort is roughly equivalent to having a tattoo applied. There is some discomfort associated with the procedure, but numbing solutions are available to maximize patient comfort.
What are common side effects?
An immune system response is necessary to flush the ink away from the tattoo site. Patients often experience temporary redness, swelling, tenderness, blisters, and scabs. Patients with darker skin tones may experience a temporary lightening or darkening of the skin around the treated area.
What’s unique about our laser?
Discovery Pico Laser’s various pulse durations and high peak power allow us to effectively treat various skin pigmentation problems, skin rejuvenation, tattoo removal and scars with limited downtime.
This laser series includes up to three wavelengths, 532 nm – 1064 nm – 694 nm, high peak power and up to four emission modes to combine maximum operating performances with the widest range of treatments. High peak power means more laser energy to break down stubborn pigments, which translates to better results with fewer sessions.