Laser tattoo removal is a proven, effective, long-term solution for eliminating tattoo ink. Tattoo removal with the RevLite™ 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. Although it 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.
Laser energy is gently applied to the skin over the tattooed area. The laser shatters ink particles into much smaller particles that can be eliminated through your body’s natural processes. 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.
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 the most common side effects, 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.