Tattoo Removal Surgery in New Canaan, Connecticut
Tattoos are removed by lasers that emit short pulses of intense light that pass through the top layers of the skin to where the ink is located. The light breaks the ink into tiny, dust-like particles that are readily absorbed by your body, and eliminated through its natural processes.
HOW MANY TATTOO REMOVAL TREATMENTS WILL IT TAKE?
Most tattoos require several treatments for effective removal, depending on a number of different factors including your age, your tattoo’s age and location, quality of ink, ink colors, your skin color, location of your tattoo and overall health. On average, a patient will need between 3 and 6 treatments for complete removal of all ink colors.
HOW MUCH DOES LASER TATTOO REMOVAL COST?
The cost of removing a tattoo is dependent upon several factors such as the size of the tattoo, how much ink there is, age of tattoo and type of ink. The pricing starts at $300 however to get an accurate estimate of what it will cost for complete removal we recommend coming in for a consultation.
WHY IS THE ENLIGHTEN LASER THE BEST FOR TATTOO REMOVAL?
Enlighten is the worlds first dual wavelength and dual pulse duration technology for tattoo removal, pigment and skin revitalization and has just been taken to a whole new level with the 670 wavelength added. It uses a much faster, more advanced, cutting edge technology called pico technology which delivers greater laser energy at an incredible speed of trillionth of a second; 1000x faster than nano-technology. This causes a rapid thermal expansion that shatters tattoo pigment into minuscule particles, which can be then absorbed more quickly and excreted from the body with less chance of scarring, less discomfort, and a shorter recovery time. With 3 different wavelengths that are inside of the laser we can remove all colors of ink from black, red, blue , green, purple, and even turquoise in a just a couple treatments. Having the dual pulse durations to treat ink that is superficial to extremely dense and deep and 3 different wavelengths for all colors is a game changer for anyone looking to remove or lighten their tattoos.
WHAT IS PICO GENESIS?
PICO Genesis is the latest aesthetic treatment to improve the appearance of unwanted freckles, sun spots and age spots – gently, predictably and quickly. PICO Genesis treatments will make your skin appear lighter, brighter, and more even in a series of two to three treatments.
HOW DOES THE PICO GENESIS TREATMENT WORK?
Everyone’s skin contains a substance called melanin. It’s what gives our skin its color. When melanin occurs in high concentrations, it can result in brown spots and uneven skin tone. PICO Genesis uses laser light to selectively shatter unwanted pigmentation and remodel the upper layer of the skin to return balance + clearance + radiance to your skin.
HOW MANY PICO GENESIS TREATMENTS SESSIONS ARE REQUIRED?
A series of two to three PICO Genesis treatments are recommended to achieve an optimal outcome, and ongoing maintenance treatments are encouraged to sustain results over time. Your PICO Genesis provider will discuss a treatment plan during your consultation.
WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED?
PICO Genesis treatments are ideal for the face, hands and other areas of the body with noticeable signs of sun damage and excess pigmentation.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING AN PICO GENESIS TREATMENT AND WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE?
Prior to treatment, your provider will clean the area. You will feel the tip of the laser device touch your skin. As the laser energy is applied, you’ll feel a sensation that patients often compare to a electric rain sensation. Most patients do not find the treatment uncomfortable, but if you do, your treatment provider may apply a topical anesthetic. Immediately after treatment, you may apply cold air or an ice pack for a short time. You should keep the treated area out of the sun and/or apply sunscreen for protection. Your PICO Genesis provider may recommend additional follow-up care.
WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OF PICO GENESIS?
Most patients experience mild redness and swelling immediately following the treatment. These side effects are temporary and typically resolve in several hours. Over the course of a few days, the treated sun spots and freckles will become darker and flake off as they heal, revealing a new, even complexion.