Although a tattoo looks like a simple painting on the skin, it’s actually a series of ink deposits placed deep into the skin – designed to last forever. The reality is that thousands of people decide to remove their tattoos each year because the designs are no longer relevant to their lifestyle. Lasers are the answer.
Lasers are the safest and most effect way to remove tattoos. The MedLite C6 and RevLite are the gold standard tools for this sophisticated procedure, using up to four different wavelengths to remove multiple colors of tattoo ink.
The MedLite C6 and RevLite use PhotoAcoustic energy to safely penetrate the skin and target the tattoo at its core. Each pass of the laser vibrates and gently shatters the tattoo ink into micro-particles that are eventually eliminated through the body’s natural processes. Because the laser delivers the energy in a very precise ‘beam,’ physicians can trace the design without damaging the surrounding skin.
Patients say the experience feels similar to the tattoo application itself – a snap of a rubber band followed by a feeling of warmth. That said, it takes much longer to remove a tattoo than to get a tattoo – about six to 15 sessions, depending on the amount of colors, the size of the design and the type of ink. Black tattoos are easier to remove than multi-colored designs -- but all tattoos must be treated with the proper laser.
Many physicians cool the skin first with ice or cold air. After the first few treatments, you’ll notice a temporary whitening of the treated area. Over time, the tattoo fades and the skin returns to normal color.
Find a practitioner near you to learn more about how the MedLite C6 or RevLite can help remove black or multi-colored tattoos.