Things You May Think You Know About Tattoo Removal…..But are Wrong

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Tattoo removal isn’t a super new concept but with the changing technology there are a lot of misconceptions about the process. There are a lot of incorrect facts and misconceptions about laser tattoo removal and this article will help clear some of the most common ones up.

The Level of Effectiveness Varies
This is true because of the varieties of skin types, ink density, ink colors, tattoo location and the aftercare for the tattoo. Healthier skin also changes the effectiveness of the laser removal. There are other facts that may affect your tattoo removal. Many people think because of the type of tattoo they have it cannot be removed effectively but only a technician can really determine if the process will be effective for you.

2.All Tattoo Removal Lasers are created equal

This is absolutely false. The laser being used is really essential to how the process will work. The right laser for your tattoo is what will ensure your treatment is effective. If the laser has the wrong wavelength the effectiveness will drop exponentially. Eagle Laser Center has top of the line equipment and technicians that are specially trained in tattoo removal to ensure your treatment will be effective.

Newer Ink is Easier to Remove
Another big misconception, tattoos need to heal before they can be removed. Tattoos less than 8 weeks old should not be removed. Also newer tattoos can be difficult to remove and can increase the risks of damaging your skin.

Laser Removal has Immediate Results
The tattoo removal process spreads over a few months and the process will be gradual. It takes between six and eight weeks for the skin to break down the ink after each treatment. This means the tattoo may not look any different immediately following a treatment but over time it will fade and change.

My Skin will Bleed and Hurt
Minimal bleeding is considered normal during the process but after treatment bleeding is not. The bleeding that does occur is commonly under the skin and then a dressing is applied so you will likely never see any bleeding. Extreme pain is also not normal and with the new laser technologies you may experience very mild pain with no extreme pain at all.

6. Scarring is common
Tattoo removal can cause scarring but if you take the right precautions you wont experience any scarring. Aftercare is a super important part of the removal process. Also the original tattoo process may have caused some scarring and you may confuse this scarring with the removal process. With an expert technician and the right care you wont have any scarring at all.

If you are ready to get started with your tattoo removal process call Eagle Laser Clinic to get your free consultation scheduled.

Are There Skin Cancer Risks With Tattoo Removal

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A concern many clients looking to get laser tattoo removal have if it they are increasing their risk for skin cancer. In short, the answer is no.

The Skin Cancer foundation has said that it poses no known risk for cancer. There have been studies of people with tattoos done for years and years by dermatologists and they have yet to find a higher skin cancer risk in tattooed people versus people without tattoos. In addition, there have been no studies showing higher risk in people with tattoo removal.

If your tattoo is located near a mole you may need to pay special attention for changes and any potential skin cancer risks. Also following the after car treatment advice is of the utmost importance.

After the tattoo removal process your skin is more sensitive to sunlight. If you are in the sun after your removal you will need to be much more careful. Covering your skin is advised and you should wear sunscreen every day. Sunburns and damage do put you at a higher risk for skin cancer and can also cause scarring in the areas you had your tattoo removed from.

If you want more information about skin cancer risks and tattoo removal please call Eagle Laser Center for a consultation.

About the RevLite SI Laser Tattoo Removal

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The RevLite SI is the new generation of the Q-Switched device from ConBio. This laser system uses multi-wavelengths and the updates provide more efficiency, comfort and power. The unit delivers 1064nm and 532nm wavelengths.

The MultiLite Dye Handpieces extend the wavelength capabilities to 585 nm and 650 nm. The versatility of the device allows the technician to target all the colors of tattoo inks and even extends into non-ablative skin resurfacing, acne scar reduction and even wrinkle reduction. This device is also proven to be effective on dermal and epidermal pigmented lesions like melasma.

The SI in RevLite SI stands for Smart Infinite which is the hand piece that comes with this device. The hand piece offers continuous 0.1mm micro-adjustments in the spot size allowing the technician to easily select the largest spot size for the most effective treatments. The spot size selection is automatically sent to the laser control system to make the process of spot size changes easier and quicker.

RevLite SI includes MultiLite Dye Handpieces that extend the laser’s wavelength capabilities. The 585 nm (yellow) and 650 nm (red) wavelength hand pieces allow for effective full-color tattoo removal.

The 532Lite Handpieces allow small pigment lesions to be treated precisely and again the spot sizes can be adjusted with 0.1mm increments.

The RevLite SI includes PhotoAcoustic Therapy Pulse Technology or PTP. PTP is exclusive to the RevLite SI and offers a unique dispersion of energy which delivers very narrow pulse widths at peak power to help remove unwanted pigment efficiently. A clinical study of the device indicated that the PTP mode offers both increased comfort for the patient and great efficiency with skin revitalization treatments.