Q. How long do I wait between treatments?
A. Laser tattoo removal treatments should be broken up into 6-8 week intervals. Your skin has to go through the process of breaking up ink pigments into smaller pieces and absorbing them through the body’s natural functions. Your body needs time to do its healing work. Enlighten™ III is so precise that ink pigments get broken up into smaller pieces than other lasers on the market. This enables your body to remove ink more effectively.
Q. Is the Enlighten™ laser FDA approved?
A. Yes, Enlighten™ received its FDA clearance back in August of 2014. Enlighten was the first and only dual wavelength (532 nm/1064 nm), dual pulse duration picosecond laser tattoo removal and skin repair system cleared for sale in the US. Treatment is not only safe, but effective for the right individuals.
Q. I have had my tattoo treated with other tattoo removal lasers, but can’t seem to make further progress. Will Enlighten™ work better?
A. Enlighten™ is the newest technology in laser tattoo removal. It’s so effective that it can remove a wide spectrum of ink pigments. It can even be used on tattoos previously treated by other tattoo removal lasers, usually with great success.
Q. What is the aftercare like?
A. During laser treatment, your tattoo may turn white briefly. It then swells somewhat and may turn red, but this usually lasts only a few hours. It is important to keep the tattoo covered with ointment and a bandage for the first day. Usually, it feels like a mild sunburn and does not hurt unless rubbed against. We’ll give you the concentrated aftercare you need to enjoy optimum, lasting results.
Between treatments, be sure to keep your tattoo covered from the sun to prevent hyperpigmentation (darkening). We’ll tell you everything you need to know during your initial consultation. Call Rodgers Center for Plastic Surgery to schedule your appointment today!