For years, people had little recourse and existing removal techniques were invasive (requiring surgery) and painful, but that has changed. Laser treatments for tattoo removal — using the most advanced technology like PicoSure & RevLite lasers — gently erases and diminishes the appearance of unwanted tattoos with a very low risk of scarring.
Possible side effects may include redness, swelling and tenderness of the treated area immediately following treatment. An antibacterial ointment and a dressing will be applied to the area right after treatment. There is the chance of some pinpoint bleeding associated with the Fullerton tattoo removal treatment. The treated area should be kept clean, and should never be scrubbed.
Approximately 3 in every 10 people in the U.S. have at least one tattoo, and not all of them are happy about it. Fortunately, with advanced laser technology, unwanted tattoos can now be removed. Lasers remove tattoos with high-intensity light beams that break up the pigment colors. Black tattoo pigment is the easiest to treat, as it absorbs all laser wavelengths. Other colors are only treatable with selected lasers. The RevLite laser we use at Advanced Skincare in Fullerton, with a large spectrum of laser wavelengths, is excellent for targeting any tattoo ink color.
RevLite uses patented PhotoAcoustic Technology Pulse (PTP), which delivers narrow pulse widths at peak power. These short, rapid pulse widths of energy limit healthy skin exposure to heat for fast, safe, and effective treatment. The vibration effect of this technique shatters the target ink molecules.
Most patients want to know what laser tattoo removal feels like. The short pulses of the laser during treatment have been described as similar to the snap of a rubber band on the skin, or as a series of pricks. Although the location of the tattoo can affect pain levels, in most cases, laser removal is no more uncomfortable than having a tattoo done in the first place. Local anesthetic cream and pain relieving medication can help keep you comfortable during treatment.
In Fullerton a tattoo removal session, you will be given protective eye shields and your skin’s reaction to the laser will be tested to determine the most efficient energy. The laser is then used to pass pulses of intense light through the top layers of your skin. The light will be absorbed by the tattoo pigments only. Smaller tattoos will require fewer pulses and larger tattoos will require more. Your tattoo will become progressively lighter with each treatment session.
You will need more than one treatment session to remove a tattoo. The number of sessions needed will depend on the type of ink used and the size of the tattoo. Professional tattoos typically require more sessions to remove than amateur tattoos. When you visit our office for a consultation, we can give you an estimate of how many sessions you will need to remove your tattoo.
Safety is our priority at Advanced Skincare, Dermatology, and Plastic Surgery, and we take every precaution in our state-of-the-art facility. We proudly boast a 0% infection rate. In our practice, we address the whole patient – not just the treatment area. Our goal is for you to look and feel your best, and if you need to get rid of a tattoo you regret, we can help by giving you the best results in tattoo removal Brentwood has to offer.