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Frequently Asked Questions
What is enlighten™ III laser tattoo removal?
Northshore Tattoo Removal in Covington uses the enlighten™ III. It is the most advanced laser system for the effective and safe removal of tattoos and benign pigmented lesions. Not all lasers are created equal.
How does enlighten™ III laser tattoo removal differ from other laser tattoo removal options?
enlighten™ III features extremely short and high power picosecond laser pulses which efficiently and quickly break down the ink particles in tattoos. A picosecond is one-trillionth of a second, and is 1,000 times shorter than the nanosecond pulses used in existing lasers for tattoo removal. Picosecond laser pulses have been shown to remove tattoos more completely and in fewer treatment sessions than traditional lasers used historically in the past.
How many enlighten™ III tattoo removal treatment sessions are required?
The total number of treatments vary depending on the composition, depth and the color of the ink, as well as the size of the tattoo. You should be prepared for multiple treatment sessions, and your provider can give you a better idea of the total number of treatments needed during your consultation and once your treatments begin.
Why are multiple enlighten™ III tattoo treatment sessions required?
Tattoo ink is deposited deep in the skin. In order to reach all of the ink in the skin, multiple treatment sessions are needed for clearance. Depth, size and color of the tattoo also impact the number of treatments needed.
Will the tattoo completely disappear?
In many cases, yes. However, it is very important to know that some ink colors are more difficult to clear than others. Consult with Dr. Schultis' staff at Northshore Tattoo Removal to determine if enlighten is right for you.
Is the enlighten™ III tattoo treatment procedure painful?
Patients compare the procedure to a rubber band being snapped against their skin. Northshore Tattoo Removal offers skin numbing to patients during their appointments. There are a handful of options available for patient comfort: ice packs and numbing creams.
Are there any side effects following the enlighten™ III tattoo treatment?
Most patients experience redness and swelling immediately following the treatment. These side effects are temporary.
Is there any downtime associated with the enlighten™ III tattoo treatment?
Patients can return to regular activities immediately following enlighten™ III laser treatments.