If you’re regretting all that ink in your skin, Greater Miami Skin and Laser offers Laser Tattoo Removal of most any tattoo in just a few sessions.
Back in the day, removing tattoos with multiple colors meant too many visits and multiple lasers trying to remove each individual hue. Now, a new breed of powerful super lasers, like the Medlite C6 and the Candela AlexTriVantage™ Laser, can partially or completely remove all the colors of your body art with a great deal less time and pain.
How does a laser remove tattoos?
The moment you had your tattoo injected under your skin, your immune system regarded the ink as foreign material and began the very slow process of removing the large particles of pigment through lymph drainage. This explains why all tattoos fade naturally over time. In fact, in one or two hundred years your tattoo would be almost completely faded. But who’s got that kind of time? That’s where the laser comes in. Basically, a laser speeds up this process by breaking up the tattoo ink into much smaller particles that can be cleared faster by your own immune system. The laser can do this because it is essentially a strong and focused beam of light that can pass through the upper layers of skin and reach the particles of pigment in your tattoo. The laser light heats (photothermic effect) and vibrates (photoacoustic effect) the ink so it breaks up into smaller particles.
The Medlite C6
The high energy, short pulse technology of the Medlite C6 allows tattoos to be treated with minimal risk of scarring and less discomfort than any other laser system. Its unique ability to output four different wavelengths allow this particular laser to treat more colors than any other.
The Medlite C6 laser is the only laser on the market that has the option of four different wavelengths (or colors), allowing it to selectively erase a whole spectrum of hues, including sky blue, green, orange, brown, etc. Most lasers are only capable of putting out one wavelength, which significantly limits their ability to treat colors selectively without causing scarring or pigment changes.
Although the Medlite C6 has been especially designed to treat sky blue and light green inks, these colors still require more treatments than other colors. Yellow, white, flesh tones, brown and fluorescent colors can also be very challenging. Because these inks may contain metals or plastics they usually require more treatments. In fact, there is a chance that some of these colors may even darken after laser treatment.
The new AlexTriVantage™laser removes tattoos of all colors gently, safely and comfortably – not only blues and greens, but the reds too. It also easily and effectively removes pigmented lesions such as age spots, sun spots, and freckles. Through the use of its “Laser-Pumped-Laser” technology, the AlexTriVantage™ can successfully fade or remove most tattoo colors.
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