The Medlite laser removes tattoos with specialized light, and the tattoo ink absorbs this light. The rapid absorption of the laser energy causes the tattoo ink to break into tiny particles, which are then removed by the body’s natural filtering system. The Medlite laser provides maximum tattoo removal while leaving the surrounding skin unharmed.
In many cases, the Medlite laser makes the tattoo completely disappear. More than 95% of the tattoo fades! The number of treatments depends on the amount and type of ink used and the depth of the ink in the skin, but most patients require between 8-12 treatments.
If you are wondering whether laser tattoo removal is painful, the impact of the laser pulse has been compared to the snap of a small rubber band on the skin. Most patients will experience some discomfort. Prior to the treatment, your doctor may apply a topical anesthetic or inject a local anesthetic to decrease comfort.
It is important to keep in mind that every tattoo is unique in terms of size, color, the type of ink used and the depth of the ink in the skin, so for more specific information, please call us at 401-944-5050!
Here are some before and after photographs to show the success of the Medlite laser!