Laser therapy is one of the most exciting treatments for removing tattoos and other unwanted pigment in the skin. Board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Kim, will provide maximum results while minimizing impact to the surrounding skin.
Summit Dermatology is proud to offer the revolutionary second generation picosecond technology Enlighten Laser by Cutera. Picosecond lasers are a dramatic improvement over traditional longer-pulsed nanosecond lasers. What this means is that our patients enjoy tattoo clearance with fewer treatments than ever. We are able to treat all colors and types of tattoo ink, even greens, blues, and blacks, to give our patients complete tattoo removal at our Olympia office. Enlighten by Cutera also effectively removes pigmented lesions like freckles and age spots.
Laser Tattoo Removal FAQs
How Is Laser Tattoo Removal Performed?
Tattoos are removed by lasers that emit short pulses of intense light that pass through the top layers of the skin to where the ink is located. The light breaks the ink into tiny, dust-like particles that are readily absorbed by your body, and eliminated through its natural processes.
How Many Treatments Are Needed To Fully Remove Tattoos?
Most tattoos require several treatments for effective removal, depending on a number of different factors including your age, your tattoo’s age and location, quality of ink, ink colors, your skin color, location of your tattoo, your health, and whether or not you smoke.
How Much Does Laser Tattoo Removal Cost?
The cost of removing a tattoo is dependent upon several factors such as the size of the tattoo, how much ink there is, age of tattoo and type of ink. The pricing starts at $300 however to get an accurate estimate of what it will cost for complete removal we recommend coming in for a consultation.
Why Is The Enlighten Laser The Best For Tattoo Removal?
Enlighten is a new, cutting-edge laser technology for tattoo removal and other purposes. It uses a much faster, more advanced, cutting edge technology called picotechnology which delivers greater laser energy at an incredible speed of trillionth of a second; 1000x faster than nano-technology. This causes a rapid thermal expansion that shatters tattoo pigment into minuscule particles, which can be then absorbed more quickly and excreted from the body.
What Are The Advantages Of The Enlighten Laser?
Depending on the ink colors and the size of the tattoo, it normally requires only 1/2 the amount of treatments with the Enlighten Laser. Nanotechnology also generates heat with longer duration, which increases the risk of scarring. The Enlighten Laser’s picotechnology generates heat 1000x faster, separating tattoo pigment into much smaller particles and at the same time reducing thermal collateral damage to the target’s surrounding tissues. Unwanted tattoos could now truly be removed more efficiently with less chance of scarring, less pain and shorter recovery time.
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