Spectra Laser Tattoo Removal
How does Spectra tattoo removal work?
The Spectra system is an advanced laser device that can be adjusted for a variety of uses. When used for removing tattoos, it specifically targets embedded ink, causing the pigment to break down. After treatment, the degraded ink is safely metabolized by your body. The number of laser treatments needed will depend on the size of the tattoo, and the colors of ink used.
What to expect
The procedure is generally comfortable, though some patients describe a mild stinging sensation, similar to the snapping of a rubber band. Let us know if you are concerned about discomfort, and we will apply a numbing cream prior to treatment. The entire procedure only takes around 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the size of the tattoo, and there is no downtime.
Following treatment, you may notice redness, inflammation, or a whitish cast to the skin. These are normal side effects and should fade quickly. Results develop gradually over several weeks as the pigment is dispersed. The tattoo will continue fading with each additional session.
Benefits of Spectra tattoo removal
- Noninvasive, nonsurgical procedure
- No downtime and minimal side effects
- Any color or size of tattoo is treatable
- Impressive results, with the tattoo disappearing or significantly fading after a series of laser sessions
Is Spectra right for you?
If you are suffering from “tattoo regret,” you are most likely an excellent candidate. Spectra is a safe and gentle treatment, appropriate for all skin types.
What will my skin look like after treatment?
Right after your treatment, your skin will have a white discoloration, and the area around the tattoo may become reddish and appear swollen. This is normal and will disappear slowly over time. Results take about 5 weeks after each treatment. Immediately after treatment, antibacterial ointment and gauze will be applied to the treated area to minimize infection.
Are there any side effects?
Occasionally, a whitening of the skin may occur. However, normal skin tone should return within 6 -12 months following your last treatment session. Since the ink used in tattooing can vary from tattoo to tattoo, some patients have only partial clearing even after several sessions.
What is treatment like?
Some patients say they feel a slight sting, like the snap of a rubber band on the skin. Many treatments do not require anesthetics. However, some patients feel more comfortable with a local numbing agent, such as a topical anesthetic.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments required for optimal results depends on the size, location, depth and color of the tattoo. Treatment should be performed 4 - 8 weeks apart in order to allow the body to remove the maximum amount of tattoo pigment after each treatment.
Each session usually takes 10 - 30 minutes. You will continue to see lightening of your tattoo after each treatment as your body disposes of more pigment. Most patients will see improvement in their tattoos and results can be quite dramatic.
|Treatment Type||Laser Tattoo Removal|
|Treatment Problem or Condition||Tattoos|
|Skin Type||Body Areas|