According to Harris Interactive’s most recent statistics, one in five Americans has at least one tattoo. As the job market continues to stay competitive, many people are considering having those tattoos removed. Regardless of the reason for wanting tattoo removal, the experienced professionals of Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center can help you achieve complete removal.
As with all of our laser procedures, we only offer medical-grade FDA approved laser equipment. Our laser tattoo removal technology is safe for all skin types including darker skin tones. Since tattoos are meant to be permanent, it can take several sessions to remove the tattoo entirely. Factors such as age of tattoo, color, ink used, type, and size can all affect the number of treatments needed. Our skilled laser technicians can provide a better estimate during a pre-laser skin analysis.
In general, professional tattoos with darker colors such as green and blue are more difficult to remove while homemade black tattoos tend to be easier. Older tattoos are also easier to remove as they begin to fade over time. Inks with a carbon based tend to fade faster than non-carbon based.
Generally, laser treatments for tattoo removal are usually spaced four to six weeks apart. Depending on how the skin reacts to the laser, treatment sessions may be done closer together. A test spot can give our professionals a good idea how quickly the ink will respond. Sometimes the laser technician uses the R20 technique where two to four treatments can be done at the same time. With this technique the laser can break up more ink without having to wait for the next treatment.
If you are interested in learning more about our tattoo removal services or other cosmetic laser procedures we offer, please contact our office at 770-495-9322. Be sure to also connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest cosmetic laser news and monthly specials.
Laser Lights has been dedicated to staying at the forefront of laser technology and advancements since our office opened over 10 years ago. We are focused on providing safe and effective laser treatments for patients in the Atlanta and Duluth areas. As a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) our office is committed to instituting the latest research, education and clinical care in the field of medical lasers.
According to their website, ASLMS was founded in 1980 and “is the world’s largest professional organization dedicated to promoting excellence in patient care by advancing laser applications and related technologies.” This organization establishes practice guidelines and safety standards for the use of lasers, provides informative public information about laser treatment and publishes the world’s primary laser journal, Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. Demonstrated educational and practice experience is required to maintain an associate membership.
ASLMS includes a diverse group of individuals such as scientists, physicians and other health care professionals who are significantly involved with the laser industry. As there are many unique lasers specified for certain laser procedures a patient should make sure the provider only offers medical grade, FDA cleared or FDA approved lasers. When considering laser treatments it’s also imperative to find a qualified health care provider specializing in lasers and to look for American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery membership.
At Laser Lights we use over 12 different types of medical grade lasers to meet each patient’s specific skin needs. If you would like more information about our laser services, or would like to set up a skin analysis consultation, please contact our office today. Don’t forget to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google + for the latest laser technology news and information.
At Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center, we strive to ensure that every patient has the best treatment experience and best results possible. We provide educational information about our services during pre-treatment consultations as well as aftercare instructions before patients leave our office. If you’ve received a laser treatment or regularly keep up with our blog, you’ve most likely heard it’s important to avoid sun exposure for a few weeks prior to and following laser treatment. With summer quickly approaching, now is the perfect opportunity for laser treatment before summer vacation.
Due to the nature of laser procedures, sun exposure after laser treatment can cause hyperpigmentation. In fact, it’s best not to pursue laser treatment on suntanned skin to avoid pigmentation changes. All laser procedures are different—some skin conditions can be treated in just one session while others require multiple sessions. Laser treatments that require multiple sessions must be spaced four to six weeks apart to allow time for the skin to heal between sessions. Knowing how many sessions are required for each treatment can help you determine the best time to receive your desired laser treatment without risking hyperpigmentation.
Skin conditions like age spots, freckles, melasma and hemangiomas can usually be eliminated in as little as one laser treatment. Depending on the extent of the skin condition, additional treatment sessions may be required for optimal results. Additionally, some spider veins can be eliminated in as little as one treatment, but up to three treatments are often required for complete removal.
Other skin conditions like birthmarks, port wine stains, and laser skin resurfacing (wrinkle reduction) typically require a minimum of three laser treatment sessions for removal and rejuvenation. Birthmarks and port wine stains are usually darker than freckles, lie deeper within the skin’s surface, and are sometimes textured, which makes them more difficult to remove than freckles. Likewise, the number of skin resurfacing sessions necessary to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, melasma, and acne scarring with our CO2 Fractionated Laser or Erbium Laser varies from person to person, but most patients achieve desired results with a series of three treatments.
Laser hair removal, laser tattoo removal, and photo rejuvenation therapy typically require at least four to six treatments. Due to the natural hair growth cycle, some hairs are growing while others are in a rest phase. Though some patients see semi-permanent results after their initial treatment, laser hair removal is only effective during the hair growth cycle. The number of sessions required for laser tattoo removal depends on the age, depth, color, size, and placement of the tattoo. Since tattoos often fade overtime older tattoos are easier to remove than newer ones. Likewise, patients who seek photofacial treatment to reduce hyperpigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scarring will see results in one treatment, but multiple treatments may be necessary for optimal rejuvenation of the face, chest, arms, and hands.
We have over twelve different lasers to treat a variety of skin conditions and skin types at Laser Lights. As you can see, many treatment requirements vary from patient to patient. Our licensed estheticians can give you a better idea of how many sessions you will need after a pre-treatment consultation. Also keep in mind that if you usually wear protective clothing or are often indoors during the summer, you shouldn’t have to worry about hyperpigmentation. However, if you do have to go out in the sun after laser treatment be sure to wear at least SPF 30 sunscreen, cover the treatment area, and don’t stay out longer than you must. Visit our website to learn more about our other services or schedule a consultation today to take advantage of laser treatment before summer. Be sure to also connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
Because laser cosmetic treatment is so new, many patients are unaware that standards exist to regulate which practitioners and physicians can use the equipment and how it should be used. While the use of lasers for cosmetic and medical treatments seems like space-age technology, these criteria and rules help keep patients and physicians safe. More specifically, organizations like the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) and the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) regulate and determine the appropriate safety criteria for the medical and cosmetic use of lasers.
When looking for a reputable laser treatment center, it is important that the facility follow high standards of practice to ensure patient safety. The ASLMS lists training and education, patient and procedure selection, and patient safety as the three main determining factors in high standards of laser treatment practice.More
A.) The number of laser treatment sessions required is based on what type of laser treatment you need and the types of laser we use for that treatment. Small blemishes can usually be removed easily with one session, while larger imperfections require a bit more attention. For instance, freckles, and red dots usually only require one session, while tattoos, unwanted hair, and spider veins usually require at least three sessions for complete removal. Without multiple treatments, the lasers would not be able to completely remove these large imperfections without damaging your skin.