Tattoo Removal

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WHAT IS THE MEDLITE C6™ TATTOO REMOVAL PROCEDURE?

The Medlite C6™ Tattoo Removal procedure is a diverse laser technique which can remove a whole host of tattoo inks in one treatment session. Both professional and amateur tattoos respond nicely to this tattoo removal system. The Medlite C6™ employs four different wavelengths of light which can be used to treat a variety of colors. The four wavelengths include:

* QS 532 nm- treats red yellow brown ink colors
* QS 585 nm- treats sky blue ink colors
* QS 650 nm- treats green ink colors
* QS 1064 nm-treats dark colors all inks

With the rising popularity of tattoos, there has been a simultaneous rise in the number of people who wish to have their tattoos removed. For some, tattoos represent an impulsive decision that now may affect the rest of their lives. For others, the tattoos from their youth are simply no longer relevant to their lives today. Itís good to know that our tattoo removal system can offer many of our patients a solution for this difficult problem.

HOW LONG DOES TREATMENT TAKE? HOW MANY SESSIONS ARE NEEDED?

Treatment with the Medlite™ C6 Tattoo Removal device takes anywhere from 5 minutes to 1 hour depending on the size of the tattoo that is treated. Usually 3 to 12 treatments sessions are required to see a 50 to 95% improvement. These are spaced out every 4 to 6 weeks or when the skin has completely healed from the previous treatment.

WHAT IS THE PRE CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE MEDLITE C6™ TATTOO REMOVAL PROCEDURE?

Typically, we ask our patients to discontinue the use of retinoic acid products and glycolic acid products for 3 to 4 days before your next treatment. In addition, we will sometimes prescribe an antibiotic medication to minimize the risk of secondary infection. It is also wise to stay out of intense sunlight (or tanning beds) beginning 1 week prior to your treatment.

HOW MUCH DISCOMFORT CAN I EXPECT FROM THE TREATMENT?

There is moderate discomfort with our Tattoo Removal procedure. A topical or local anesthetic is usually required. Topical anesthetics are applied for 30 to 60 minutes and covered with Saran Wrap™ to enhance the creamís effectiveness. Pain usually is described as a modest burning, or stinging. Cool compresses and medications such as Motrin™ or Advil™ can readily help to alleviate any discomfort.

HOW LONG DOES THE SKIN TAKE TO HEAL?

Tattoo Removal is somewhat traumatic to the skin. Crusting and minimal bleeding is often noted post op. Depending on the tattoo location, these processes can take up to six weeks to heal. Once the skin has fully healed, you can then undergo another treatment. It is important to note that mild hypopigmentation can develop at the treatment site.

WHAT ABOUT POST OP CARE?

We recommend a post tattoo removal skin care system. Remember to stay out of intense sunlight the week after your tattoo removal treatment has been performed. Concealing makeup, e.g. Jane Iredale™, can be used to minimize the color changes of healing if the tattoo is in a noticeable location.

HOW LONG WILL THE BENEFITS FROM TATTOO REMOVAL LAST?

The benefits from the tattoo removal procedure can last permanently. Repeat treatments are sometimes required to further enhance your results but this is determined on a case by case basis. In our experience, patient satisfaction has been high for this procedure. Results, however, may vary from patient to patient.

HOW CAN I SCHEDULE A TATTOO REMOVAL CONSULTATION OR TREATMENT?

Feel free to contact our office at 904-285-SKIN (7546) or click here. We look forward to meeting you at your initial consultation visit. Thanks for allowing us to educate you about the benefits of the Medlite C6™ Tattoo Removal procedure. See you soon.



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