How does it work?
Our Q-switched laser emits a focused beam of light over the tattoo, causing the tattoo ink to absorb the energy. Once this has occurred, the pigment colors of the tattoo begin to fragment allowing the body to gradually absorb and eliminate the color.
What happens after the treatment?
Immediately after laser exposure, the treated area turns white & swells slightly. This whiteness usually fades in 30 minutes. Over the next several days, blisters may form and then a scab or thin crust may follow. Often the scab is the same color as the tattoo, because the superficial tattoo ink has been eliminated into this crust. The skin usually returns to normal in about 7 to 10 days.
How many treatments are needed?
Depending on the size and the colors of the area to be treated, it will take anywhere from 3 to 12 treatments in most cases. For more extensive tattoos it may take more treatments. Expect to come in once every four weeks for your treatments.
Is it painful?
With our new technology many of our clients tell us it simply feels like a rubber band lightly snapping on ones skin. The discomfort is related to the depth of the color of the tattoo. However, if needed, we can apply a topical anesthetic cream 30-45 minutes prior to treatment for your ultimate comfort.
For more information of if you are interested in tattoo removal contact Advanced Laser & Skin Center today at 781-935-7073