Whether it was an impulse decision or a tattoo that’s no longer relevant or wanted, laser tattoo removal at MEDermis can completely remove your tattoo or fade it so the tattoo can be covered up with new art. Cover-up tattoos are now more popular than ever because of the advancement in laser technology. Because the laser removal process is non-invasive, it does not damage or leave scar tissue. That way, we are wiping the slate clean to put new artwork on.
Laser tattoo removal has come a long way since it began years ago. Past methods were painful and/or ineffective and very expensive. With the advancement of laser technology, tattoo removal can be accomplished safely and with minimal discomfort.
At MEDermis Laser Clinic, we use the most advanced technology available for laser tattoo removal, the Spectra laser system by Lutronic. The Spectra system has proven to be superior in removing stubborn tattoos with virtually no risk of scarring or pigment changes.
The Spectra laser delivers light at incredibly high energy for a tiny fraction of a second onto the skin. This selectively breaks the tattoo ink into minute particles. The body’s natural healing processes then remove the broken-down pigment over time.
With the Spectra laser system, we find that most tattoos disappear in 3-7 sessions with each session spaced about 6-8 weeks apart. Sessions can range from 15-30 minutes. We can remove any type or style of tattoo in any area of the body.
After a session, you can live life as usual including showering, exercise, and normal activities. You may have redness, swelling, temporary soreness, or blistering. Your Certified Licensed Laser Specialist will use a thin dressing to protect your skin while it heals. This dressing can be removed after a few hours. It is a good idea to avoid heat and the sun for a few days after treatment. We will go over in detail how to care for the area after each treatment.
If you have any questions or concerns after a session, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. Although our clinic hours are certain days/hours, we are available 7 days a week to answer questions or concerns. Call (512) 637-5277 for our Austin clinic or (210) 402-4030 for our San Antonio clinic.