How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?

By CareLifeStyle Medical Aesthetics
October 08, 2018
Category: Skin Treatment
Tags: Tattoo Removal  

Find out how our powerful laser system could finally remove that embarrassing tattoo.

Are you regretting that tattoo you got many years ago? Whether it just doesn’t suit your personality anymore or its placement is affecting career options, there are many reasons why people consider saying goodbye to an old tattoo. Our Fairfax, VA, certified physicians, Dr. Fatima Aziz, Dr. Syed Ashraf, and Glenda Thomas, NP, understand that the tattoo you once thought you would have for life just doesn’t work for you anymore. This is why they are proud to offer Enlighten laser tattoo removal.

How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?

At our Fairfax office, our doctors uses Enlighten, the most advanced laser therapy known to safely and effectively remove tattoos. Most laser tattoo removal systems offer short, nanosecond laser pulses to break apart the ink that lies deep within the skin. Our Enlighten system uses short but powerful picosecond laser pulses, which means that it can remove the tattoo more effectively than traditional laser tattoo removal treatments.

How Many Sessions Will I Need?

Since the ink is deep within the skin, it’s not possible to be able to remove the tattoo with a single laser appointment. In order to effectively target and destroy the ink, we will need to perform multiple sessions. Additionally, the size and color of the tattoo will determine how many sessions you may need, which is something we will discuss during your consultation.

Will Enlighten Fully Remove My Tattoo?

Yes, in the majority of cases this powerful laser system is able to remove the tattoo. Of course, as you might already know, some ink colors are more challenging to remove than others. Once our physician sees the tattoo that you wish to remove, however, they can discuss with you what to expect from your laser tattoo removal results.

Does It Hurt?

A lot of people compare laser tattoo removal to having a rubber band snapped against the skin. Although people tolerate the mild discomfort well, you also may talk to us about getting a topical anesthesia to numb the area prior to treatment.

Interested? Contact Us Today!

Are you ready to part ways with your tattoo? If so, then the next step is to find out if Enlighten laser tattoo removal is the right treatment option for you. Call CareLifeStyle Medical Aesthetics in Fairfax, VA, at (703) 854-1298 to schedule your no-risk consultation.


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