Did your tattoo seem attractive in your 20s but not so attractive today? Or is your tattoo a constant reminder of what was just a temporary feeling? If so, you are not alone! That change of heart, or feeling of regret, is the #1 reason why people seek tattoo removal.
Fortunately, de-inking has progressed from a so-so, time-consuming process to a much faster, safe and effective method. Finally, that unforgettable tattoo can become forgotten with the most advanced laser tattoo removal technology available in the market—Enlighten™.
Cosmetic Solutions can help you with the latest Enlighten™ technology.
Questions and Answers About Enlighten™ Tattoo Removal
What is Enlighten™?
Introduced in 2014, Enlighten™ is an advanced laser system for the effective and safe removal of tattoos and benign pigmented lesions.
How does Enlighten™ laser tattoo removal differ from other laser tattoo removal options?
Enlighten™ features extremely short and high-power picosecond laser pulses which efficiently and quickly break down the ink particles in tattoos. A 'picosecond' is one-trillionth of a second, and is 1,000 times shorter than the 'nanosecond' pulses used in existing lasers for tattoo removal. Picosecond laser pulses have been shown to remove tattoos more completely and in fewer treatment sessions than traditional laser used historically in the past.
How many treatment sessions are required?
The total number of treatments vary depending on the composition, depth and the color of the ink, as well as the size of the tattoo. You should be prepared for multiple treatment sessions, and your provider can give you a better idea of the total number of treatments needed during your consultation and once your treatments begin.
Why are mulitple sessions required?
Tattooing deposits ink into many different depths of the skin. This depth differential complicates ink removal. Also the tattoo ink is typically a large particle. Laser shatters these particles into smaller particles. These small particles are then cleared by your body. Depending on the size of the ink particles it may take several sessions to keep shattering the particles into smaller and smaller pieces for your body to “sweep them away.”
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.
Is the procedure painful?
Patients compare the procedure to a rubber band being snapped against their skin. Topical or local anesthetics may be available from your provider to minimize discomfort.
Are there any side effects following the treatment?
Most patients experience redness and swelling immediately following the treatment. These side effects are temporary.
Is there any downtime associated with the treatment?
Patients can return to regular activities immediately following the treatment.
How do I get started?
To setup a consultation please contact us or book an appointment online today. We will help you erase the past.