Whether the tribal armband tattoo you got 20 years ago doesn’t look good anymore or the matching tattoo you got with an old roommate isn’t as meaningful as it once was, you don’t have to spend the rest of your life with your unwanted ink. At Luminous Vein Care and Aesthetics, in Plano, Texas, Ammar Hindi, MD, and his team of aesthetic experts provide laser tattoo removal services with the RevLite SI® equipment from Cynosure®. Call Luminous Vein Care and Aesthetics or schedule a consultation online to start the tattoo removal process.
Tattoo removal is the process of removing ink pigment from your skin. The process has been around for approximately 20 years, and the technology has improved continuously. Today, most tattoo removal procedures are completed with Q-switched lasers, which release a single, intense pulse of light, but at Luminous Vein Care and Aesthetics, Dr. Hindi uses the Cynosure® RevLite SI® laser.
Contrary to a popular misconception, laser tattoo removal doesn’t burn the tattoo out of your skin. Instead, the intense pulses of laser energy target the ink pigment in your skin. The ink absorbs the laser and then breaks into microscopic pieces, and your immune system attacks the tiny particles and removes them from your body.
Dr. Hindi and his team remove your tattoo using the RevLite SI laser system, a state-of-the-art laser designed to provide precision targeting that releases two pulses of energy microseconds apart. RevLite delivers excellent results and enhanced comfort for you during the procedure.
Tattoo removal is a process, and you will need several appointments to achieve your desired results. Dr. Hindi provides consultations prior to starting your treatment so he can estimate how many sessions you’ll need, which is based on the size of your tattoo and the colors used. Most patients have 3-6 treatments with 4-6 weeks between each appointment.
During your tattoo removal sessions, Dr. Hindi begins by cleansing your skin and applying a topical numbing agent. You and Dr. Hindi wear protective goggles while he uses the handheld applicator to direct the laser over your tattoo.
The treatment can generate some heat in your skin, and you may notice a snapping feeling as the laser targets your ink pigment. Most patients tolerate the procedure well, especially with a topical analgesic.
Dr. Hindi gives you an ice pack to apply immediately after your tattoo removal treatment is complete. He applies an antibiotic cream or ointment and covers it with a bandage.
Make sure to follow the aftercare directions from Dr. Hindi and his team so your skin can heal properly in between treatments, which includes:
You don’t have to live with an unwanted tattoo any longer — call Dr. Hindi or make an appointment online today to start your tattoo removal process.