Family Practice of Suntree and Viera
Family Medicine & Aesthetics located in Melbourne, FL
Tattoo Removal Q & A
Did your tattoo seem attractive in your 20s but not so attractive today? Or is your tattoo a permanent reminder of what was just a temporary feeling? If so, you are not alone. That change of heart or feeling of regret is the #1 reason why people seek laser tattoo removal. Whether you’ve had a change of heart or you want to make room for new ink, now there is an easy solution. Thanks to the revolutionary advancements in laser technology, the Enlighten can safely and effectively remove unwanted tattoos. Who said that tattoos are designed to last forever?
How does enlighten laser tattoo removal work?
During the treatment, laser energy is delivered to the tattoo using ultra-short nanosecond or picosecond pulses. The pulses deliver a mechanical effect that shatters the ink particles into small pieces which are easily eliminated through the lymphatic system. Over time as the particles are removed, your tattoo lightens and ink-free skin will appear.
What are the advantages of enlighten vs. other laser tattoo removal devices?
enlighten features three selectively chosen wavelengths and two pulse durations to effectively remove all tattoo ink colors. Unlike traditional laser technology, enlighten delivers pulses 1,000 times* faster, resulting in more complete clearance of unwanted tattoos in fewer treatment sessions.
How many treatments are required to remove a tattoo?
The total number of treatments vary depending on the composition, depth and color of the ink, as well as the size of the tattoo. Your provider can give you a better idea of the total number of treatments needed during your consultation and once your treatments begin.
Can enlighten treat all colors of tattoo inks?
Previous tattoo removal systems had a single colored laser light which only treated darker tattoos. enlighten is equipped with three wavelengths that are selectively designed to remove all ink colors, including challenging blue and green tattoos.
Is the procedure painful? Patients compare the procedure to a rubber band being snapped against their skin. To minimize discomfort and improve your experience, a topical or local anesthetic may be available from your provider.
Are there any side effects following the treatment?
Most patients experience redness and swelling immediately following the treatment. In some cases, a blister may surface on the treated area, however with proper care of the treatment area, the side effects are temporary.
Is there any downtime after the procedure?
Patients can return to regular activities immediately following the treatment. Your provider will advise on post treatment care to ensure a fast healing of the treated area.