The Center For SmartLipo & Plastic Surgery is the premier destination in the Bucks County and Philadelphia, PA area for expert laser tattoo removal. Our board-certified cosmetic doctors are highly trained in laser aesthetics including laser tattoo removal to ensure better results with less downtime.
Our laser, by Cynosure and Candela, are designed for effective and comfortable laser tattoo removal. We have extensive experience removing all types of tattoos from virtually anywhere on the body and on all types of skin.
Laser Tattoo Removal: What to Expect
On average, laser tattoo removal treatments last about 10–15 minutes. Treatments are generally pretty quick at the beginning of the process and get a little bit longer as the process comes to a close.
What to expect from laser tattoo removal treatment:
- The treated area is prepped and cleaned
- A picture is taken to track a patient’s progress
- A test spot is given to prepare you for your treatment
- The laser specialist goes over the entire tattoo and depending on many factors might go over a second time
- A thin layer of ointment is applied and the skin is bandaged
Follow Up Care
Typically, follow up appointments are scheduled 4 weeks out. The number of treatments will be determined by the size, location, and specifics of your tattoo as well as your skin type and other medical considerations
Laser Tattoo Removal in Langhorne and Philadelphia
The Center for SmartLipo is now offering laser tattoo removal. If you are having second thoughts about your tattoo we can help you. Every day, we see patients from every walk of life that have second thoughts about their tattoos. What once seemed like a good idea just doesn’t fit your image, and you wish it would just go away. Now, at the Center for SmartLipo we can make your wish come true. Using our advanced laser system, we can remove your tattoo safely without leaving a scar.
Tattoo removal is accomplished by using medical lasers use an intense beam of light to significantly lighten or completely remove your tattoo. Different wavelengths of light treat different colors of ink. When ink particles of your tattoo absorb the light from the laser, they are broken up into tiny fragments. These fragments are then absorbed through the body’s natural cleansing mechanism.
This cleansing process generally takes a few weeks. Larger ink particles may require multiple treatments. Some patients say they feel a slight sting, like the snap of a rubber band on the skin, followed by the feeling of sunburn. Many of our laser tattoo removal treatments do not require anesthetics. However, some patients feel more comfortable with a local numbing agent like ice or anesthetic cream. For others, a local anesthetic injection may be beneficial.
The number of laser tattoo removal treatments required for maximum improvement depends on the size, location, depth, and color of your tattoo. Treatments should be placed 4 to 8 weeks apart to allow your body to remove the maximum amount of tattoo pigment. Tattoo removal treatment sessions usually take from 10 to 30 minutes.
Most patients will see improvement in their tattoos. The improvement can be dramatic. However, large or heavily pigmented tattoos applied by a professional tattooist can require several treatments for optimum results.
We serve the areas of Philadelphia, Bucks County, Langhorne and other areas of PA and New Jersey, including Mercer County.