Laser tattoo removal is the most effective, non-invasive method of safe tattoo removal. The lasers used at North Scottsdale Medspa for tattoo removal are designed to effectively target the ink that resides just under your skin.
Using different wavelengths of light to address the many different colors used in tattoos, the laser breaks down the ink particles into smaller fragments, which are then removed through your body’s natural cleansing process. This cleansing process generally takes between 3 to 4 weeks.
While the tattoo itself was likely applied in a single session, the process of laser tattoo removal is not as quick, unfortunately. The number of treatments necessary depends on several factors: type of ink, depth of ink placement, colors used, size and location.
Each treatment, which is usually between 10 to 30 minutes, will result in a visible change as the broken down ink fragments are removed from your body. Patients may encounter some redness, swelling or crusting after being treated (which is a part of the healing process) that will subside in 1-2 weeks. Treatments are spaced 4-6 weeks apart to allow your body to effectively remove the ink fragments.