Tattoo Removal

Renu MedSpa

Medical Spa located in Des Plaines, IL

Thousands of people have chosen a tattoo that they’ve later regretted, either because they matured and changed, the relationship or phase of their life ended, or the tattoo didn’t turn out the way they expected. The Renu team of certified technicians are empathetic to all of the reasons you may choose to have a tattoo removed, and highly skilled in safe, effective tattoo removal. Call or book your appointment online today!

Tattoo Removal

What is laser tattoo removal?

Laser tattoo removal is a proven, effective, long-term solution for eliminating tattoo ink. Tattoo removal with theRevLite™ features four wavelengths to target a wide range of colors. The colors of ink in the tattoo impacts the process; certain colors are easier to remove and require fewer treatments, while others are harder to remove and require a greater number of treatments. If you have an unwanted tattoo or are just wanting to “clean up your canvas” laser tattoo removal may be the solution for you. Althoughit might look simpler than getting inked, tattoo removal is actually a really complicated process that shouldn’t be relied on as a casual solution to a permanent problem. Tattoo removal is often an expensive and lengthy process.

How does it work?

Laser energy is gently applied to the skin over the tattooed area. The laser shatters ink particle into much smaller particles that can be eliminated through your body’s natural process. Through a series of treatments, the tattoo will fade and can ultimately disappear. The number of treatments needed depends on the type, color, depth, and density of the ink, along with other factors such as the age and location of the tattoo. The average patient needs between to 6-12 sessions to achieve the desired result, but results vary and can also be achieved in as few as five, or even as many as 15 treatments. Tattoo removal sessions are done every 8 weeks until desired result is achieved.

What to expect after treatment?

The most common side effects of laser tattoo removal include redness and swelling of the treated area. Pain or discomfort typically subsides within 24 hours of treatment. While redness and swelling are often most common side effect, most patients can also experience pinpoint bleeding, bruising, blistering, scabbing, and itching in the treated area. The side effects are all normal and customized post treatment instructions will be discussed during your consultation and after treatment has been performed.