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Laser Tattoo Removal


If you are suffering from tattoo regret, laser removal at Calvine Medical Aesthetics is the most effective method to eliminate the ink without scarring over a series of sessions. IPL (intense pulsed light) laser therapy uses a concentrated, bright light to break down the tattoo ink into tiny fragments, which are eventually absorbed into the bloodstream and safely passed out of the body. It is safe for all skin tones and works on virtually all inks.

What to Expect

In general, an older tattoo will take fewer sessions to remove than a new tattoo. Contrary to what you might think, darker inks are actually easier to remove than lighter inks, with black being the easiest to remove. Laser tattoo removal typically does involve some level of mild pain, but many believe that it hurts less than getting the tattoo in the first place, as there is no physical penetration of the skin by a needle. Typically, it will take anywhere from 3-10 treatments to remove a tattoo, depending on color, location, size, type of ink used, the color of your skin and its ability to heal.

Best Practices to Assist the Process

  • Take Your Time: Patients who wait the recommended 8 weeks between sessions can actually require fewer sessions and enjoy clearer results with less scarring than those who rush the process. Allow your skin to heal and watch your ink fade away.
  • Wear Sunscreen: Keeping the area as covered and pale as possible will help the laser locate and break up the ink in your tattoo, sending concentrated wavelengths of light directly to the tattoo and not the surrounding skin.
  • Sweat It Out: The majority of the removal process happens once you leave the office, as the destroyed ink is flushed through the lymphatic system. The best way to achieve this is to increase circulation (and your mood) via exercise.
  • Quit Smoking: It’s always a good idea to kick this habit, but even more so in this process. Smoking constricts blood vessels, preventing ink particles from moving through your body during removal and healing.
  • Follow Your Doctor’s Orders: From applying antiseptic ointments to keeping the area clean and moisturized, the staff at Calvine Aesthetics will provide you with instructions to follow to keep your skin healthy throughout the process.

If you’re considering removing an outdated and unwanted tattoo, laser tattoo removal is the most effective and permanent way to do so. Over a series of sessions, the concentrated light from the laser works to break up the ink fragments in your skin. With patience, diligence, and steps to take care of yourself, you can once again enjoy beautiful, healthy, tattoo-free skin. Contact Calvine Aesthetics today and let us help you remove those tattoo regrets!

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