What is Laser Tattoo Removal?
Laser tattoo removal refers to a type of procedure that is used to minimize the appearance of tattoos that a client no longer wants. Laser tattoo removal disrupts the ink pigment embedded within the skin, which is then safely absorbed by the body. Over time and with several treatments, clients will see their unwanted tattoo start to fade away. Some tattoos – like newer ones with black ink – may disappear altogether.
Candidates for Laser Tattoo Removal
The best candidates for laser tattoo removal have newer tattoos, at least 6 months old, that they no longer want. Candidates with older tattoos can still undergo treatment, but they may not see the tattoo disappear altogether. You’ll need a laser tattoo removal consultation to learn more if your tattoo can be effectively treated with our laser device.
How Does It Work?
The VersaPulse® Laser uses highly concentrated pulses of energy that are selectively absorbed by the pigment, breaking the ink into tiny particles. The body’s lymphatic system carries away the residual ink particles, causing the tattoo to fade or disappear completely. Due to the various types of inks used in tattooing, the results and the number of treatments may vary. Typically, multiple treatments will be required and are scheduled 4 to 8 weeks apart. We tailor each session to minimize each session to minimize the risk of scarring and undesirable skin-pigment changes, while maximizing results.
Is It Painful?
Unlike previous generations of laser tattoo removal, the VersaPulse provides a much more comfortable experience. Some clients report feeling a targeted heating sensation at the treatment site, which can be uncomfortable for people with high sensitivity levels. If you’re worried about feeling uncomfortable, please let your esthetician know before treatment.
Is There Any Downtime?
There’s no downtime from laser tattoo removal, so you’ll be able to continue with your normal routine. However, you’ll need to keep your tattoo protected from the sun, as your skin will be very sensitive to UV rays.