Laser Tattoo Removal in Columbus Ohio
An unwanted tattoo can be a sore reminder of a mistake. Luckily, that ink isn’t as permanent as it seems! At Lotus Elite Aesthetics, we offer laser tattoo removal with the powerful Splendor X system. This superior method of tattoo removal offers unrivaled treatments, with increased comfort compared to other devices.
Kissing any ink color goodbye is possible with Splendor X in just a few treatment sessions. You’ll be able to enjoy a clean slate and smooth canvas, free from unsightly tattoos for good.
How does tattoo removal work?
To ensure your comfort, a topical anesthetic is first applied to the treatment areas, minimizing any pain. The Splendor X system then delivers controlled pulses of lasers to the skin, heating up the tattoo and breaking apart the ink particles.
The pigment is highly attracted to the laser energy, causing the ink to release from the skin and dissolve. There is a mild sensation of a rubber band snap; however, it is well tolerated by patients. Treatment and pulse durations of the picosecond lasers are quick.
The results of this treatment are influenced by tattoo color, size, and age. Larger tattoos and multicolored tattoos require more effort to be removed. Older tattoos are easier to remove, as they will have naturally faded.
Black tattoos will be the easiest to treat because of the absorption of the laser wavelengths.
How many sessions are needed?
Typically, 7-10 sessions are required to deliver optimal improvement. These laser treatments should ideally be placed 6-8 weeks apart for the best results. A tailored treatment plan will be created for you to get as close to complete tattoo removal as possible.
The number of treatments needed are highly dependent on a variety of factors:
- Age of tattoo
- Ink color
Permanent tattoo removal is possible in many patients; and in others they will significantly lighten so they are unnoticeable.
Splendor X laser system
Splendor X uses their unique BLEND X laser technology, to provide two different wavelengths of light: alexandrite and Nd:Yag. These laser wavelengths can be synced and tailored to best treat the individual patient’s tattoo.
Splendor X is able to provide uniform coverage without any overlapping by using a square-shaped application spot instead of round spots used in other lasers. This minimizes the chance of missed areas or burns occurring.
Using a built-in smoke evacuator, smoke from vaporized hair is filtered from the air allowing a safer environment for both the treatment provider and patient.
Dual Cooling System
Combining Cryo-Touch and Cryo-Air, the hand piece is designed to deliver cold air directly to the laser beam treatment area. This actively removes heat from the skin tissue, creating a comfortable treatment for the patient, as the laser light is absorbed.
Benefits of laser tattoo removal
Laser treatments for tattoo removal deliver a variety of benefits:
- Cost effective
- Delivers best results compared to other methods
- Low risk of scarring
- Significantly lightens tattoo color
- Possibility of complete removal
- Minimal recovery time
- Safest method, minimal risk of infection
Preparation for tattoo removal
Proper preparation for laser tattoo removal treatments is essential to achieving optimal results. You must arrive to your appointment with fresh skin, free of any topical products.
Prior to your appointment, do not apply:
It is advised to shave the area before your appointment if there is excess hair. As you undergo your series of treatments, you will need to avoid any sun exposure on your tattoo areas for a minimum of 4 weeks and stop using any self-tanning products at least 2 weeks prior.
This preparation will ensure your treatment works properly and removes the tattoo ink.
Recovery & aftercare
Blisters and scabs will form after removal of tattoos. It is essential to allow these wounds to heal naturally after every session and to avoid picking at your skin. This avoids the chance of scarring.
An antibiotic ointment along with gauze dressing will be applied to minimize the risk of infection. This needs to be kept on for a few days following your treatment and may only be removed to shower. Only mild soap should be used on the treatment area to avoid irritation.
Following proper aftercare is important to receive optimal results, and your treatment provider will discuss this with you.
Am I a good candidate?
If you have unwanted tattoos anywhere on your body, we can remove them! You’re a great candidate if you are set on erasing your ink. Giving you world-class care and a comfortable experience is our priority here at Lotus Elite Aesthetics in Polaris, Columbus, Ohio.
Book a consultation at Lotus Elite Aesthetics now!