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    Tattoo Removal

    SpaDerma is home to the newest, state-of-the-art laser, Enlighten by Cutera, which is the most advanced and effective for removing tattoos. It uses picosecond and nanosecond technology to break down ink particles to remove tattoos quickly. Traditional lasers can take as many as 20 or more treatments to remove a tattoo. Now you can remove unwanted tattoos with as few as 3 to 9 treatments.

    Tattoo Removal Overview

    Remove any unwanted tattoos by visiting our Lincoln Park location. We can remove your unwanted tattoos in as little as 3 to 9 treatments.

    What Tattoo Removal Does

    We use different wavelengths of laser light to treat different colors of ink in your tattoo. As the light energy is directed into your skin, it is selectively absorbed by the tattoo ink particles trapped in the dermis of your skin. When the ink particles absorb this energy, they instantly shatter into tiny fragments. In just a few laser sessions, your skin can be ink-free.

    How to prepare for Tattoo Removal

    This treatment is only available at our Lincoln Park location. To receive this treatment it is important that you discontinue: antibiotics, topical prescriptions, retinols 2 weeks prior; tanning, self-tanners and sun exposure 4-6 weeks prior. All tattoo removal appointments are scheduled as a consultation with possible treatment. This treatment cannot be performed on pregnant or nursing patients.

    What to expect from our Tattoo Removal 

    The Enlighten Cutera uses a 750 picosecond or 2 nanosecond pulse to photo-acoustically break up tattoo ink particles or melanin for the body to reabsorb through the lymphatic system. We do offer numbing cream for an additional charge, but most patients opt out as the sensation is manageable. Depending on the size, color, and patient's  skin type most tattoos can be treated in less than 5 minutes. Your provider will cover the treated area with a bandage. Avoid washing the area or participating in physical activity for the next 48 hours. Some patients may blister – this is normal, simply apply Aquaphor and ice area until blistering subsides. Treatments should be scheduled 6 to 8 weeks apart.

    Postcare notes

    • Avoid sun exposure and tanning beds for 2-4 weeks following treatment.
    • Apply a broad spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF 30 for several days after treatment.
    • Avoid skin irritants such as retinoids, alpha-hydroxy acids, beta-hydroxy acids and benzoyl peroxide until the skin is fully healed and all crusting has resolved. days after treatment.
    • Waxing and/or use of chemical depilatories must be avoided for 1 to 2 weeks after
    • Avoid swimming pools and hot tubs for 1 week post treatment.

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