Laser Tattoo Removal
How does the medlite laser remove tattoos?
Tattoo ink is removed by using one or more specific wavelengths of light which passes into the skin, but is absorbed by the ink. The rapid absorption of light energy causes the tattoo ink to break into tiny particles which can then be removed by the body’s natural filtering systems. The Medlite laser provides maximum tattoo removal while leaving the surrounding skin unharmed.
What type of tattoos can be removed?
The Medlite laser can remove professional, amateur (homemade), traumatic and surgical tattoos.
How many treatments will it take?
4-5 treatments, all spaced approximately 6-8 weeks apart. The number of treatments depends on the amount and type of ink used, and the depth of the ink in the skin.
Does the laser remove coloured tattoos?
Medlite C6 - the best laser for tattoo removal with 4 different frequencies to erase even green & blue.
Will the tattoo completely disappear?
In many cases, yes. Greater then 95% fading of the tattoo may be accomplished. However, it is important to know that there are many, many types of tattoo inks in use worldwide today, none of which are regulated by the FDA. Not knowing which tattoo ink was used, or how deeply it was applied, makes it impossible for the physician to predict the degree of removal on any given tattoo.
Is the process painful?
The Medlite laser emits light in very short pulses. The impact of the energy from the powerful pulse of light is similar to the snap of a small rubberband on the skin. The majority of patients do not require anesthesia, depending on the size and the location of the tattoo. Anesthesia creams can be applied beforehand.
What type of post treatment care is necessary?
An antibacterial ointment and a dressing will be applied to the area immediately after treatment. Occasionally, there will be pinpoint bleeding associated with the treatment. The treated area should be kept clean. A shower can be taken the next day, although the treated area should never be scrubbed. If a scab forms it is vital that you do not pick it or scratch it.