tattoo laser removal with spectra
Tattoo removal can be accomplished using the Spectra laser. Most, but not all, colors of tattoo pigment can be addressed with the 1064 nm Q-switched Spectra laser. Dr. Palm ensures that patients are comfortable during treatment by providing both topical and local anesthetic (numbing) before the laser procedure.
Homemade or amateur tattoos respond more quickly than professional tattoos, although both can be improved with laser tattoo removal. A series of treatments is always necessary. Amateur tattoos may clear after 1 or 2 treatments, but professional tattoos may take 6-10 or more treatments to improve or clear. Laser tattoo removal is usually performed in intervals spaced at least 4-6 weeks apart. Immediately following treatment, the laser treated skin will look white. This is soon replaced by redness, then a scab. It is important to keep the treated area moist and protected from the sun as it heals.