Laser tattoo removal speeds up your immune system’s natural fading process by breaking up the ink particles trapped in the dermis skin layer. During a treatment, our laser emits light energy onto the unwanted tattoo where it is selectively absorbed by tattoo ink particles. The absorption of light energy causes the ink particles to heat up and shatter into tiny fragments. Following treatment, your immune system naturally flushes out the fragmented particles, causing your tattoo to fade. This process is repeated over a series of treatments until no ink is visible.
Most patients require a minimum of 5 to 10 treatments for complete tattoo removal. Patients interested in fading a cover-up tattoo or that already have an older, faded tattoo usually require as little as 2 to 4 treatments. The number of treatments needed is different for every client and depends on a variety of factors including your tattoo’s age, colors, location, ink density, patient health, pre-existing scarring, and more.
Many patients compare the laser sensation to a rubber band snapping the skin. Patients with a lower pain tolerance have said the laser feels similar to the tattoo application process. Overall, the procedure is very tolerable. Ink Eraser offers skin numbing solutions to make treatments more comfortable.
Laser tattoo removal is a very fast procedure that lasts anywhere from 1 to 15 minutes depending on the size of the tattoo being treated.
Laser tattoo removal is the safest method for removing unwanted tattoos. Ink Eraser uses the most advanced FDA-approved laser technology to ensure the safest, most effective results for all skin types. Our laser technician is well-trained in operating Q-switched technology, received the designations of Certified Laser Specialist (CLS) and Laser Safety Officer (LSO), and use customize protocols for each skin type and unique tattoo.
Our Duality laser uses innovative technology to specifically target unwanted tattoo ink without harming any of the surrounding skin tissue. That being said, patients may experience temporary redness, itchiness, swelling, scabbing, blistering, and/or skin discoloration. These side effects are natural reactions to the laser and will heal over the weeks following treatment. Aftercare instructions are provided to each client to ensure proper care is administered outside our practice.
Absolutely!! Ink Eraser specializes in all things tattoo removal. Meaning, we can lighten a tattoo to give your cover-up tattoo artist more flexibility with their design or even selectively remove elements and script from a tattoo while leaving the surrounding tattoo unharmed. Ask your laser technician for more information on tattoo lightening and selective tattoo removal.