Lasers are the safest and most effective way to remove tattoos and avoid scarring. The tattoo ink is broken into particles and eventually eliminated through the body's natural processes. On average, professional tattoos require 6-8 treatments. The number of treatments depends on the amount and type of ink used and the depth of the ink in the skin. In many cases 95% fading of the tattoo occurs.
Enlighten features extremely short and high-power picosecond laser pulses which efficiently and quickly breaks down the ink particles in tattoos. A 'picosecond' is one-trillionth of a second and is 1,000 times shorter than the 'nanosecond' pulses used in existing lasers for tattoo removal. Picosecond laser pulses have been shown to remove tattoos more completely and in fewer treatment sessions than traditional laser used in the past.
Tattoo ink is deposited deep in the skin. In order to reach all of the ink in the skin, multiple treatment sessions are needed for clearance. Depth, size and color of the tattoo also impact the number of
The total number of treatments vary depending on the composition, depth and the color of the ink, as well as the size of the tattoo. You should be prepared for multiple treatment sessions, and your provider can give you a better idea of the total number of treatments needed during your consultation and once your treatments begin.