The Medlite laser is the choice for tattoo removal.
Decorative tattoos have a history dating back at least 5000 years. The desire to remove them has probably existed for just as long. Early attempts to remove tattoos have had less that desirable results. The use of dermabrasion, salt abrasion and argon or CO2 lasers have left behind scars in place of the tattoo.
The advent of Q-Switched lasers has permitted the removal of most tattoo inks with a very low risk of scarring. The Medlite Q-Switched ND: YAG is the laser of choice in this class of laser.
The Medlight can significantly lighten or remove a wide variety of tattoo inks.
How does the Medlite laser remove the tattoo?
The Medlite laser removes tattoo ink with the energy of light. A laser is a device which is designed light. Tattoo ink is removed by using this specific wavelength of light. A laser is a device which is designed to produce one or more specific wavelengths of light. Tattoo ink is removed by using this specific wavelength of light which passes into the skin, bis absorbed by the ink. The rapid absorption of light energy causes the tattoo ink to break into tiny particles which can then be removed by the body’s natural filtering systems. The Medlite laser provides maximum tattoo removal while leaving the surrounding skin unharmed.
What type of tattoos can be removed?
The Medlite laser can remove professional, amateur, homemade, traumatic and surgical tattoos.
How many treatments will it take to remove a tattoo?
On the average, professional tattoos require 6-8 treatments, while amateur tattoos require 4-5 treatments, all spaced approximately 6-8 weeks apart, The number of treatments depends on the amount and type of ink used, and the depth of the ink in the skin.
Will the tattoo completely disappear?
In many cases, yes. Greater than 95% fading of the tattoo may be accomplished, However, it is important to know that there are many, many types of tattoo inks in use worldwide today, none of which are regulated by the FDA. Not knowing which tattoo ink was used, or how deeply it was applied, makes it impossible for the physician or technician to predict the degree of removal on any given tattoo but with our experience and technique we can give you an honest opinion.
Is the process painful?
The Medlite laser emits light in very short pulses. The impact of the energy from the powerful pulse. The impact of the energy from the powerful pulse of light is similar the the snap of small rubber band on the skin. We ice the tattoo first till it is cold then we laser the tattoo. Patients find it much more comfortable during the process. Patients do not require anesthesia topical lidocaine can never be on long enough to make a difference and injection of lidocaine into the dermis is extremely painful and unnecessary. Ice the skin with a cold ice pack the anesthesia from that is amazing.
What type of post-treatment care.
An aquaphor ointment and a dressing will be applied to the area immediately after treatment. There shouldn’t be anything rubbing against the treated area, if the tattoo was on the leg there shouldn’t be any long length boots that would rub against the area or it could cause an ulcer. The treated area should be kept clean covered and not disturbed in order to heal properly. Always pat the area dry after washing never rub the area. A shower can be taken the next day, although the treated area should never be scrubbed. If a scab form it is vital that you do not pick it or scratch it and just apply the aquaphor.
How do I get started?
Call us today for a free consultation. Usually size is a determining factor of the cost of treatment. It is best to go to a place with years of experience and can treat your tattoo effectively and safely. Our laser is the most widely used laser in the world today for tattoo removal.