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Tattoo Removal

Derma Med Spa

Tattoo Removal

Patients describe the removal treatments as a sensation similar to getting the tattoo- some have described it as snapping a rubber band against the skin. Topical anesthetics can be used to make the procedure more comfortable. After treatment, you will need to care for your skin in the same manner as your protected it when it was a new tattoo – consult with your clinician for proper post care treatment.

How does tattoo removal work?
Tattoo removal works by breaking up ink deposits with laser energy. Laser energy is absorbed by the tattoo ink and it is broken up into smaller particles which are carried away by the body’s immune system. With successive treatments, the tattoo gradually disappears.

Two laser wavelengths of light are used for more precise targeting of ink pigments. It is powered by a Q-switched system that produces small, high-powered pulses for increased pigment-disrupting precision and effectiveness.
We offer the latest technology for tattoo removal.
Triplex Q Switch & Erbium YAG Laser
The Triplex laser system provides outstanding treatment results for the permanent removal of tattoos and treatment of pigmented lesions. This laser has been suited with an arsenal of light based wavelengths that are specifically attracted to tattoo ink. Usually professional tattoos require 3-9 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart. Some tattoos can take many more treatment sessions depending on the inks used.

FAQ


Laser Tattoo Removal


The Making of a Tattoo
The most common method of making a tattoo is with an electrically powered tattoo machine. The machines are fit with a single needle or many needles that can puncture the skin between 80 to 150 times per second. The needle(s) create a puncture wound and deposit tiny dots of insoluble ink into the dermal-epidermal junction of the skin. These dots of dispersed pigment come together to make the tattoo image.

About Tattoo Ink
It is important to know that the FDA does not regulate the ingredients of the pigmented dyes that are utilized by a tattoo artist. Synthetic pigments and colorants can widely vary from industrial organics to minerals to plastic-based compounds. For example: most black pigments and permanent cosmetic inks will contain carbon or iron oxides and most blue pigments will contain copper salts or cobalt oxides, while other inks contain titanium dioxide or zinc oxide.

How does the laser remove the tattoo?
The laser has been suited with an arsenal of light-based wavelengths that are specifically attracted to tattoo ink. In order to clear the ink from the skin, the laser system creates a collimated energy beam of light. The light will pass through the outer skin layers targeting only the embedded ink. Energy from the laser is rapidly absorbed by the ink causing the pigment to fracture into microscopic particles. Over time, the body’s immune system will clean the particles from the skin causing the tattoo to fade and eventually disappear.

Can any type of tattoo be removed from the skin?
The Triplex laser system contains specific technical advantages for removing a wide variety of tattoos. These range from: professional to homemade or amateur, as well as traumatic and surgical tattoos.

How many treatments will it take?
Not all body art is created alike; many factors are involved that determine the number of treatments needed, such as:
How long the tattoo has been in the skin (Newer tattoos are a little more resistant while older tattoos are easier to remove).
The depth of ink in the skin. The type of ink in the skin (There are many different types of pigment that could have been used to create the tattoo).

Was the tattoo created by a professional artist or an amateur?
Usually professional tattoos will need 3 – 9 treatments. The sessions will be spaced 4 – 6 weeks apart, allowing the body’s immune system to naturally remove the pigment fragments.

What does a treatment feel like?
Most patients report that the treatment sensation for removing a tattoo is similar to getting a tattoo. Other patients say the laser treatment feels like a rubber band snapping against the skin. A numbing cream can be used to make the procedure more comfortable.

How will I take care of my skin after the treatment?
An anti-bacterial ointment and ice will need to be applied. If a scab forms, it is vital that the area is never picked or scratched in order to avoid scarring. For optimal results, follow any post treatment instructions given to you by the clinician.

Most patients report that the treatment sensation for removing a tattoo is similar to getting a tattoo. Other patients say the laser treatment feels like a rubber band snapping against the skin. A numbing cream can be used to make the procedure more comfortable.

How will I take care of my skin after the treatment?
An anti-bacterial ointment and ice will need to be applied. If a scab forms, it is vital that the area is never picked or scratched in order to avoid scarring. For optimal results, follow any post treatment instructions given to you by the clinician.

Contact us for a consultation or an appointment: Phone: 219-865-0918 Email: info@dermamedspa.org

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