The Enlighten laser removes tattoo ink by using light energy to break the ink into tiny particles. These particles are then removed by the body’s immune system. The Enlighten laser provides maximum tattoo removal while leaving the surrounding skin unharmed.
On the average, professional tattoos require 6-8 treatments, while amateur tattoos require 4-5 treatments, all spaced approximately 6-8 weeks apart. The number of treatments depends on the amount and type of ink used, and the depth of the ink in the skin.
Greater than 95% fading of the tattoo may be accomplished. Certain factors such as the type of ink used and how deeply it was applied make it impossible for the physician to predict the degree of removal on any given tattoo.
You will be asked to apply antibiotic ointment and a nonstick dressing to the treated area for 10 days. Other than avoidance of sun exposure, there are no activity restrictions. You may shower the next day. It is necessary to follow all of your physician’s post procedure instructions.