Laser Tattoo Removal

Advanced Laser and Cosmetic Center

Aesthetic Laser Specialists & Cosmetic Dermatologists located in West Chester, OH, Centerville, OH & Englewood, OH

Tattoos are generally permanent, but sometimes they fade, droop, or feature a regrettable design. At Advanced Laser and Cosmetic Center, Gary Palmer, MD, and the skilled team offer laser tattoo removal with innovative, effective picosecond technology. With three convenient locations in West Chester, Centerville, and Englewood, Ohio, the team has removed more tattoos than any other provider in the Dayton-Cincinnati area. Call to schedule your consultation or book online.

Laser Tattoo Removal Q & A

How does tattoo removal work?

During laser tattoo removal, wavelengths of light emitted from the device penetrate the skin. The tiny ink particles in your tattoo absorb the energy and subsequently shatter into tiny fragments. Your surrounding skin is left intact.

Over time, your body naturally flushes away the shattered ink fragments so that the tattoo fades. After several sessions, more and more of the ink breaks up and your skin looks like it never even had a tattoo.

What laser is most effective in removing a tattoo?

Because tattoos contain different colors of ink, it’s best to treat your tattoo with multiple light wavelengths. Some colors absorb certain wavelengths better than others. 

At Advanced Laser and Cosmetic Center, the skilled team understands this and can offer the right technology to erase your tattoo entirely.

The team uses the Cutera enlightenⓇ nano and picosecond laser, a state-of-the-art laser that offers the most advanced technology when it comes to tattoo removal. The enlighten system is more powerful than many competitors’ devices. 

The enlighten emits short, quick picosecond pulses that remove tattoo ink 49% faster than prior models. It has three different wavelengths, making it particularly effective on stubborn blue and purple inks.

Is laser tattoo removal painful?

Having a laser treatment causes some sensation. The intensity depends on your individual sensitivity levels as well as the size, coloration, and age of the tattoo. 

Complimentary topical numbing cream and local anesthetic are available prior to treatment to help reduce any discomfort.

How many laser tattoo-removal sessions will I need to eliminate my tattoo?

The enlighten system is effective and powerful so that you can experience an erasure of your tattoo in fewer treatments than other devices. The team at Advanced Laser and Cosmetic Center develops a customized treatment plan for you. 

The exact number of sessions you’ll need depends on:

  • The type of ink in your tattoo
  • The size of your tattoo
  • Your tattoo’s location
  • Your overall health and lifestyle

During your consultation, the staff can give you an estimate of the number of sessions your particular tattoo will need for full removal.

You don’t have to live with a faded, irrelevant tattoo. Call Advanced Laser and Cosmetic Center or schedule an appointment online to learn how you can have it removed.