LASER TATTOO REMOVAL
The Medlite Q-Switched Nd:YAG uses high intensity pulses of laser light to target the tattoo pigment. When particles of tattoo ink absorb the laser light, they are broken into tiny fragments. These fragments are then absorbed through the body’s natural cleansing mechanism.
Light Targets Ink's Pigment
The tattoo removal laser uses pulsed light to target the pigment in tattoo ink.
Body Flushes Ink Particles Out
The laser fragments the tattoo ink into tiny pieces which then get flushed out by the body’s natural cleansing mechanisms.
Tattoo Begins to Fade
As more and more of the tattoo’s pigment gets broken down, the lighter and lighter the tattoo will become – eventually removing it completely.
HOW DOES LASER TATTOO REMOVAL WORK?
Your treating clinician will use state of the art lasers to direct energy at the ink in your tattoo for a fraction of a second. The laser energy passes harmlessly through the outer layer of your skin to target the tattoo ink directly. The laser fragments the ink into smaller components, which allows your body to flush and process the ink naturally.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
Most tattoos will take multiple treatments for full removal dependent upon the color of the ink, the age of the tattoo, the location of the tattoo and the overall quality of the tattoo (a professionally done tattoo vs. home-made tattoo).
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO WAIT IN BETWEEN MY TREATMENTS?
We recommend a minimum of sis weeks between treatments to give you the best results. Our lasers fragment the ink in your tattoo so that your body’s immune system can finish the removal process, and this takes time. When your tattoo is exposed to laser treatments too frequently, the risk of discoloration and scarring increases greatly rather than shortening the time of removal.
CAN I PARTIALLY REMOVE MY TATTOO FOR A COVER UP?
Of course! Our lasers are extremely accurate. Quite often we can lighten the tattoo enough to be covered or to remove certain areas or details of a tattoo you’d like to keep.
DOES TATTOO REMOVAL HURT?
Pain varies by each individual. Tattoo removal treatments are uncomfortable, but easily tolerable. Most patients say it feels like a hot rubber band being snapped. Ice is applied to the treatment area to help minimize any discomfort from the laser. In addition, during your treatment we cool your skin with a device specifically designed to make the treatment as comfortable as possible.
Do you have a tattoo that you're unhappy with? Visit EC Medical Group in Santee, California to have one of our Talented Providers help you determine which treatment is best for you. Still have questions? We love to help! Contact us to schedule your complimentary consultation today.