Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?

Everyone knows that tattoos are permanent – but what if you don’t want them to be? Is it even possible to permanently remove permanent ink? This is exactly what laser tattoo removal does, and yes—with the right laser, it really does work! Using the enlighten® laser (the industry-leading platform for tattoo removal), Dr. Sherman can erase your tattoo and restore you to unmarked and undamaged skin.

What Kinds of Pigment Can Be Removed?

Laser tattoo removal can remove any color tattoo, whether they are black or multicolored. It also works on tattoos that are new or matured, even on tattoos that were made years ago. Additionally, laser tattoo removal can remove pigment from acne scars or benign pigmented skin lesions that are unrelated to tattooing.

How Does enlighten® Work?

The enlighten® laser uses powerfully versatile technology to eliminate permanent ink from the skin. By combining nanosecond and picosecond pulses and transmitting them with a strong, non-thermal, photomechanical effect, the laser shatters the unwanted pigment into smaller ink particles. During the treatment, the laser matches the energy levels, spot sizes, wavelengths, and pulse duration to the size of the ink particles for optimal effectiveness and speed. The shattered ink particles are naturally disposed of by the body over the following weeks.

What is the Treatment Process?

Laser tattoo treatments are performed in-office for optimal convenience and comfort. The treatment itself feels like snapping a rubber band against the skin; while this does not injure the skin, a numbing agent can be applied to minimize any discomfort. Each treatment session lasts only minutes, and 3 to 10 sessions are usually necessary to permanently remove the pigment.

How Does enlighten® Compare to Other Laser Tattoo Removal Devices?

The enlighten® laser can effectively treat any color tattoo or any unwanted pigment lesion. Many other laser tattoo removal treatments only work on certain colors, or they are only able to fade the tattoo and cannot completely eliminate it. This device is the industry-leading laser tattoo removal treatment and can yield better results with a faster recovery and fewer treatment sessions.

For laser tattoo removal that works, ask about the enlighten® laser here at New Skin Medical. To schedule your consultation, call (706) 836-0951 or contact Dr. Sherman online today.

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