How Laser Tattoo Removal Works
Laser tattoo removal works by firing laser light into the tattoo, which breaks the ink into microscopic fragments. It’s only when the ink particles are in the smallest of pieces that the body can remove them.
enlighten™ laser tattoo removal is unlike other tattoo removal lasers because it offers both picosecond and nanosecond delivery. You’ll experience faster tattoo removal in fewer treatments for any color tattoo. Expect 3-6 treatments spaced 6 weeks apart.
Will My Tattoo be Completely Removed?
Getting rid of a tattoo is much more complicated than getting one. It’s not always possible to completely erase a tattoo. The ink colors, ink types, age of the tattoo and depth of the ink deposits all factor into the final level of clearance. We’ll always aim for 100%, but even when it’s not possible to completely remove a tattoo, you can expect effective fading.
enlighten™ Laser Tattoo Removal with PICO + NANO Technology
The enlighten™ laser treatment method gets it done with:
● Fewer treatments
● Faster treatments
● Better results
● Less pain
● Less risk
● Less cost
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What Does enlighten™ Laser Tattoo Removal Feel Like?
enlighten™ laser pulses are so fast they shatter the pigment with an acoustic shockwave, not with absorption of heat. This ultra-fast pulse feels similar to a rubber band snap. Although not pain-free, the process is considerably less painful than getting a tattoo in the first place. Topical anesthetic is typically used to minimize the sensation.
What Should I Expect Following an enlighten™ Laser Treatment?
Following an enlighten™ laser tattoo removal treatment, the affected area will be red. Small blisters may develop after 48 hours and the skin will gently peel a few days later. Complete recovery can vary from 1-2 weeks depending on the location and size of the tattoo. enlighten™ laser tattoo removal recovery is pain-free and wound care is limited to vaseline and a bandage.
You can then watch your tattoo progressively fade away within weeks after your treatment. Ideal spacing between treatment is 4-6 weeks.
Why Tattoo Removal Requires Patience & Persistence
I always tell my patients: it costs more, hurts more, and takes more time to remove a tattoo than to get one. With the new advances of the enlighten™ laser, we have taken a huge step in the right direction.
#1 – Tattoos often include more than one color
● Color tattoos are not as responsive as black, so we have to use a variety of wavelengths at different energies for different lengths of time.
● Black tattoos are easier to eradicate fully because they only require a single wavelength.
#2 – Tattoo removal requires multiple treatment sessions
● What we don’t want to do is heat the skin so much at one time that we cause burns or scars.
● Because tattoo pigment is deposited at different depths and densities, it’s simply a matter of repetition to reach all the ink.
#3 – Getting rid of tattoos takes time
● Once the pigment in the ink is shattered by the laser, we allow time for your body to dispose of the shattered ink particles – this takes about 6 weeks. By giving those pigment particles time to get out of the way, we have a clearer field and can get rid of more ink the next time, and the next.
Why We Chose PICO + Nano Technology
enlighten™ combines the technology of picosecond and nanosecond pulses to achieve powerful action and powerful results.
Older technologies like q-switch laser and stand-alone pico or nano took longer, were less effective, more painful and more expensive. We want to be sure that your treatments get the best possible results, as effectively as possible, in the least number of treatments (fewer treatments mean less cost to you). The enlighten™ tattoo removal laser is our final choice because we believe it’s the best system on the market.
This same laser system has equally powerful effects on pigment and dark spots on the skin, referred to as PICO Genesis.
Please contact Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald using the form on this page or call (323) 430-9800 today to schedule your enlighten™ laser tattoo removal consultation. We serve patients in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and Larchmont, California.