How does the process work?
The Revlite laser removes tattoo ink with the energy of light. Just as natural sunlight is made up of light wavelengths of many colors, a laser is a device designed to produce one or more specific wavelengths of light. These wavelengths are either absorbed, reflected or simply passed through objects. Tattoo ink is removed by using a specific wavelength which passes through the skin but is absorbed by the ink. The rapid absorption of light energy causes the tattoo ink to break down, where it is then removed by the body’s natural filtering system.
Medical research has taught us which wavelengths of light to use and specifically how to deliver the laser’s output to best remove tattoo ink. The Revlite uses a light wavelength which passes through skin, but is absorbed by most inks. The Revlite also delivers the light in very short, high intensity pulses for maximum ink response. The use of this specific combination of wavelength and rapidly pulsed light results in minimal damage to the skin while providing maximum tattoo ink removal.
Laser tattoo removal begins by applying a topical anesthetic. Your tattoo is then treated with the appropriate laser wavelength depending on the tattoo color. During the procedure, your skin will turn white over the treated tattoo area, and you may experience some bleeding. After treatment, you will apply a special ointment and the area will be bandaged. The skin usually heals within one week while most of the ink that was broken into smaller fragments is gradually absorbed by your body over the next 4-8 weeks. The tattoo may continue to lighten for several months after a treatment.
Depending on the colors of your tattoo, the type of ink used, and the tattoo’s size, you will need to return for additional treatments until the tattoo has completely faded.
Our center uses RapidOff technology, allowing for up to three tattoo removal treatment sessions in one single visit. This ‘bundling’ allows for faster results, thereby eliminating the numbers of visits required to completely remove the tattoo, and greatly reducing the cost of the treatment for our patents.