There are many options to safely and successfully remove your tattoos, including the very latest in laser tattoo removal – the RevLite laser by ConBio. The Revlite is 60 % more effective than most other lasers and works twice as fast. Tattoos that typically take 10 to 12 treatments to remove can be removed in only 6 to 8 treatments. RevLite clears all colors and treats all skin types, leaving no residual “ghost” images.
The RevLite is the very first tattoo removal laser to offer use different wavelengths depending on the type and color of ink in the tattoo. The laser’s pulse rate is also significantly faster, allowing for faster and less painful treatments. The laser operates by breaking the ink in your tattoo down into tiny particles so that they can be absorbed by the body. The number of sessions required to remove a tattoo depends on the quality and depth of the tattoo application, the type and color of ink used, and the length of time between each treatment. The longer you wait between treatments the fewer treatments it will take. Note that India ink tattoos are the easiest to remove, along with any red and black ink. Yellow, green and blue are a bit more difficult to remove and may require more treatments sessions.
The Procedure begins with the application of a topical anesthetic. The tattoo is then treated with the laser and a wavelength is chosen depending on the tattoo color. During the treatment, the skin will turn white over the treated tattoo area, and there may be some bleeding. After treatment, a healing ointment will be applied and the area will be bandaged. The skin typically heals within one week, and the ink will be slowly absorbed into the body over the next 4-8 weeks. The tattoo may continue to lighten for several months after treatment.
If you are considering tattoo removal in the Bay Area, Golden State Dermatology offers expert Cosmetic Dermatology in Brentwood, Walnut Creek, San Ramon, Livermore, and surrounding areas. Request your appointment with us today!