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How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?

A tattoo can remind people of a regrettable decision, an event that they’ve put in their past, or a phase of their life they’ve moved beyond. Whatever your reasons, we can help you fade or remove your unwanted tattoo. 


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How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?

Laser tattoo removal works by sending pulses of laser energy into the skin, where they come into contact with the particles of tattoo pigment. The energy from the laser breaks apart the pigment without harming the surrounding skin. The body will remove these smaller pieces of pigment over time. 

Using the Enlighten™ triple-wavelength laser, we can remove more ink colors on more different skin tones 40% faster than any other device. This device uses incredibly fast picosecond and nanosecond pulses that prevent the laser energy from disturbing the skin. 

What is Laser Tattoo Removal Like?

We will apply a numbing cream to the treatment area to make sure you feel comfortable during the process. You may feel a sensation of heat when the laser pulses. A small tattoo may only take five minutes to treat, while a larger one will take longer.

What Results Will I See After Laser Tattoo Removal?

Results will vary from one person and one tattoo to another. The laser’s ability to break up the pigments depends on several factors. Old tattoos, for example, have usually migrated closer to the surface of the skin as time passes, while new tattoos will be deeper in the dermis. 

Color also plays an important role in tattoo removal. The tattoo pigment has to absorb the energy of the laser for the laser to break it apart. Dark ink colors like black and blue will remove more easily than bright colors since bright colors do not absorb as much laser energy. 

You may see anything from the complete disappearance of the tattoo to a faded but still visible result. Each tattoo is different. Some may require as few as two to three sessions, while some require six to eight, or more. The Enlighten™ works up to 40% faster than other lasers, so you can finish your tattoo removal in fewer treatments, which saves time and money. 

Is There Any Downtime After Laser Tattoo Removal?

You may notice redness or minor blistering on the skin, but you should have little to no downtime and can return to all your regular activities. Protect the treated area from the sun while it heals. This method of tattoo removal is the safest and most effective around.

Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Tattoo Removal?

Most people with an unwanted tattoo are good candidates for tattoo removal. People who take blood thinners or are pregnant should not have this treatment. The Enlighten™ makes laser tattoo removal faster and more comfortable, making it the laser of choice for this treatment. 

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Take the Next Step – Request an Appointment

To learn more about laser tattoo removal – and if it’s right for you – schedule an appointment by visiting FACE Skincare~Medical~Wellness online or calling 1 (248) 621-8162.

FACE Skincare~Medical~Wellness is a multi-award-winning beauty and wellness clinic founded by skin expert Holly Cutler, also known as The Skin Saint, and named as “one of the most advanced Med Spas in the country” by Forbes magazine.


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