How do lasers remove tattoos?
Lasers work by directing energy toward ink in the skin with highly concentrated colored light beams. These laser beams break up ink particles into tiny fragments, which are later cleared up by the body's scavenging cells. This process of fragmenting the ink particles requires numerous sessions depending on the depth of the ink level. The procedure is bloodless and no incisions are made. The laser selectively targets the pigment of the tattoo without damaging the surrounding skin. With deeper penetration of the skin and multiple sessions, however, the heat generated by the lasers may cause pain and blister formation. Even though laser technology is refined, the chance of scarring is always present with multiple treatments. Allure medical has the newer technology that is safe on skin and Allure also does laser tattoo removal lightening.
Q: How many sessions does it take to remove an unwanted tattoo?
A: Tattoo Removal varies it can take anywhere from 3-8 sessions on lighter tattoos and 6-15 on tattoos that are more dense. Black ink removes faster than color ink
Q: Does it hurt ?
A: Laser Tattoo Removal typically does involve some level of pain. That said, many said it hurst less than expected . Most patients say its comparable to having a tattoo applied just much faster. Depending on the size typically takes minutes. We do offer topical numbing and/or icing before hand.
Q: Does it fully remove the tattoo? will i have scars?
A: Tattoo Removal has been performed with various tools since the start of tattooing . While tattoos were once considered permanent , it now possible to safely remove them with Lasers .
Tattoo Removal is a process and can take over a year to fully remove.
If the tattoo already has scaring , expect that to remain. Scaring that has happened during the initial tattoo application can remain after laser treatments.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: pricing varies and can start at $50 for a small initial per session and up
Black ink is less costly than colors
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What Is the Enlighten Laser?
Enlighten is a new, cutting-edge laser technology for tattoo removal and other purposes. The previous technology, as epitomized by the Q-Switch laser, was effective at removing tattoos, but it also had a number of disadvantages. The Enlighten solves those problems (such as the need for multiple treatments, risk of scarring and higher cost). The picotechnology, ultra-short pulses are more effective, and result in shorter treatment times (shorter treatments = less pain). This breakthrough technology is one of the first real advances in tattoo removal technology in the last 20 years, which is why Newhope Laser Skin Care is proud to offer it to our patients.
What Makes It Different?
Previously, lasers used to remove tattoos by breaking apart the ink pigments. For example, the Q-Switch, which was the standard of care for a long time, utilized nanotechnology, which delivers laser energy at the speed of billionth of a second. The broken ink particles are absorbed into the tissues and gradually removed by the lymphatic system.
The Enlighten uses a much faster, more advanced, cutting edge technology called picotechnology. Picotechnology delivers greater laser energy at an incredible speed of trillionth of a second; 1000x faster than nano-technology. This causes a rapid thermal expansion that shatters tattoo pigment into minuscule particles, which can be then absorbed more quickly and excreted from the body.
What Are the Advantages of an Enlighten Laser?
Several distinctive advantages exist in utilizing picotechnology over nanotechnology for tattoo removal. Depending on the ink colors and the size of the tattoo, it normally requires only 1/2 the amount of treatments with the Enlighten Laser. Nanotechnology also generates heat with longer duration, which increases the risk of scarring. The Enlighten Laser's picotechnology generates heat 1000x faster, separating tattoo pigment into much smaller particles and at the same time reducing thermal collateral damage to the target's surrounding tissues. Unwanted tattoos could now truly be removed more efficiently with less chance of scarring, less pain and shorter recovery time.