October 2, 2012

Tattoo Taboo: The Newest Laser Tattoo Removal is Quick and Painless with Spectra Laser

Laser tattoo removal often conjures ideas akin to medieval torture tactics. I often encounter patients that have less than stellar prior experiences in hopes of removing their tattoos or correcting skin conditions. There is so much we can do to make the laser tattoo removal quick, easy and PAINLESS!!!

Just as important, there is much we can do to remove more challenging tattoos. Traditionally, amateur tattoos (those created at home with non-professional devices) and black colored tattoos are those that are most easily removed. Colored tattoos, on the other hand, are more difficult to remove–as are those tattoos created by professional tattoo artists. Colored tattoo removal is difficult because of the laser type needed to treat them. In particular, green, yellow, orange, red, and flesh-colored tattoo pigment are some of the most difficult to eliminate.

Now there is a single laser platform that can remove the vast majority of colored and black tattoos. The Spectra laser is an extremely versatile laser. Not only does it remove tattoos, but the same innovative technology of the Spectra laser can be used to treat melasma, acne, sun spots, rosacea, broken blood vessels, and large pore size.

At Art of Skin MD, we make every effort to keep patient safety and comfort paramount to your visit. Patients, depending on their preference, are completely numbed in the area of treatment, either with topical cream or local numbing agents. Check out the ease and speed of laser tattoo removal with Spectra in the clip below of a patient treated by Dr. Palm.

The Spectra Laser is unique in laser tattoo removal because of its large spot size (the size of the laser spot used to treat the skin). It can also send laser pulses very frequently, making the treatment quick for the patient, even on large or extensive laser treatment. You can see the ease of laser tattoo removal with Dr. Palm at Art of Skin MD in the video below:

Laser tattoo removal is always performed as a series of treatments. Typically, patients are treated by Dr. Melanie Palm at an interval of every 4 weeks. Depending on the type of tattoo, removal may take one treatment, or 10 or more. The average tattoo requires around 6-10 laser treatments to remove.

Contact the well-informed staff at Art of Skin MD to find out more about laser tattoo removal using the Spectra laser. Feel free to contact us by email or by phone at (858) 792-7546.