Davis’ Premier Laser Tattoo Removal
Make unwanted tattoos a thing of the past!
To achieve high-quality results, we use the latest in advanced technology: Enlighten® Laser Tattoo Removal.
Enlighten technology has proven to reduce the number of overall treatments significantly compared to traditional nanosecond lasers.
Enlighten is the most advanced laser system for the safe and effective removal of tattoos, multi-color tattoos, pigmented lesions, and also addresses skin revitalization concerns.
Enlighten features three selectively chosen wavelengths and two pulse durations to effectively remove all tattoo ink colors. Unlike traditional laser technology, enlighten delivers pulses 1,000 times faster, resulting in more complete clearance of unwanted tattoos in fewer treatment sessions.
During the treatment, laser energy is delivered to the tattoo using ultra-short nanosecond or picosecond pulses. The pulses deliver a mechanical effect that shatters the ink particles into small pieces which are easily eliminated through the lymphatic system. Over time as the particles are removed, your tattoo lightens and ink-free skin will appear.
Number of Treatments
The total number of treatments vary depending on the composition, depth, and color of the ink, as well as the size of the tattoo. We will recommend the number of treatments necessary to achieve best results.
Cost of Treatment
Permanent Makeup Removal
Our laser technology can also be used to remove permanent makeup. Permanent makeup is a form of cosmetic tattooing performed to replicate the appearance of makeup products on the skin.
A laser permanent makeup removal session typically takes 20 minutes to an hour. A handpiece is used to target the cosmetic tattoo ink with laser energy pulses. These shatter the ink particles, which are safely absorbed and filtered out by the bloodstream. The process of permanent makeup removal takes one or more sessions to complete.
Once the removal session is complete, patients can return to their everyday schedule without downtime. Minor skin irritation is normal. Over the next couple weeks, the treated permanent makeup will fade.
If there is titanium dioxide in the ink, it may turn from white to dark grey upon treatment. It can still be removed after this change.
Laser permanent makeup removal is not recommended for cosmetic tattoos that are less than six months old.
Q: Why are multiple sessions required?
Tattoo ink is deposited deep in the skin. In order to reach all of the ink in the skin,
multiple treatment sessions are needed for clearance. Depth, size and color of the tattoo also impact the number of treatments needed.
Q: Will the tattoo completely disappear?
In many cases, yes. However, it is very important to know that some ink colors are more difficult to clear than others. Consult with your enlighten provider to determine if enlighten is right for you.
Q: Is the procedure painful?
Patients compare the procedure to a rubber band being snapped against their skin. To minimize discomfort and improve your experience, we will have you ice the area prior to treatment.
Q: Are there any side effects following the treatment?
Most patients experience redness and swelling immediately following the treatment. These side effects are temporary.
Q: Is there any downtime associated with the treatment?
Patients can return to regular activities immediately following a laser tattoo removal treatment session.
Find Out More
To learn more about laser tattoo removal at Davis Dermatology, located just 15 miles from Sacramento, contact our office today and set up your helpful consultation. During your consultation, you will be able to ask any questions you may have.