Have you outgrown your tattoo? Tattoo removal with laser treatment sends precise pulses of high-energy light into the skin, vaporizing the ink and fragmenting other tattoo inks into thousands of tiny particles, which are then safely eliminated from your skin. At Flawless MedSpa we strive to give you fast and effective results using our Q-switched Nd: Yag Lasers.
Laser is one of the most effective methods to remove an unwanted tattoo. The number of treatments vary and ultimately depend on a variety of factors including color, age of the tattoo, type of ink used, etc.
It is important to avoid exposing the area to the sun for two weeks prior to your treatment and two weeks post treatment. You will also want to avoid putting self tanner on the tattoo.
The laser snaps a pulse of light into the skin breaking up the tattoo. The sensation can be equivalent to a rubber band snapping against the skin. This method is slightly uncomfortable but not unbearable, a topical numbing agent can be applied prior to treatment.
Watch for unusual redness, pain, or swelling, which may be a sign of infection. Avoid picking or irritating the treated tattoo after a session. Tegaderm film should be used to cover the treated area for 5 days after the treatment. Redness is common and can last up to two, peeling can also occur.