Laser Tattoo Removal
Recent advancements in laser tattoo removal have made it easier, faster and more affordable for men and women to remove unwanted tattoos from the face and body. Laser tattoo removal at The Skin Center Medical Spa in Pittsburgh, PA offers better cosmetic results, less discomfort during treatment and a much lower chance of residual scarring when compared to other technologies for tattoo removal.
Laser tattoo removal treatment will vary depending upon:
- Age of tattoo
- Size of tattoo
- Type of tattoo (amateur of professional)
- Ink color
- Skin color
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At The Skin Center Medical Spa in Pittsburgh, PA , tattoo removal is performed with the Medlite Q-Switch C6 Laser Tattoo Removal system, which is considered the "gold standard" in tattoo removal.
The Medlite tattoo removal laser emits two wavelengths of laser light to remove or significantly lighten the widest variety of tattoo inks in the fewest number of sessions. While the number of tattoo removal treatments depends upon a variety of factors, typically 4-8 treatments are needed to remove or significantly lighten the tattoo.
Is it tattoo removal painful?
The Medlite tattoo removal laser emits light in very short flashes called pulses. The impact of the energy from the pulses of light may be compared to feeling a series of thin rubber band snaps on the skin.
A topical anesthetic ointment is routinely applied prior to the tattoo removal treatment to alleviate any discomfort and injectable anesthetics are an option for individuals who may be more sensitive. Most individuals describe their laser tattoo removal treatment as more comfortable than expected.
Does the tattoo completely disappear after tattoo removal treatments?
Most tattoos can be completely removed; however, in some cases, 90-95 percent fading can be expected. During consultation, a medical provider will assess the tattoo and ask specific questions that will help determine the expected outcome of the laser tattoo removal treatment.
It is important to keep in mind, over 100 tattoo inks are in use worldwide today, none of which are regulated by the FDA. Not knowing which tattoo ink, how deep or how much was used, makes it impossible to 100 percent accurately predict the degree of removal on any given tattoo.
Dark inks (blue/black) and red inks fade the best while oranges and purples usually respond well. Blue and yellow inks are the most difficult to remove, although additional tattoo removal treatments can produce significant fading.
What are the alternative treatments for Laser Tattoo Removal?
The older the tattoo, the more likely it is that pigment may have migrated widely and deeply under the skin. Thus, some "old" tattoos may not be completely removable by any means other than surgical excision, which can also be performed at The Skin Center Medical Spa by one of our physicians. If a surgical approach is a consideration, we can schedule a physician consultation for you to discuss the procedure.
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