Laser Tattoo Removal I Quanta Discovery Pico Plus in Fort Wayne, IN

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What is Laser Tattoo Removal?

You may have many reasons why you no longer want a tattoo. Maybe it reminds you of a painful memory. Maybe it's faded over time, or maybe it just no longer represents who you are. Whatever the reason, breakthroughs in tattoo removal technology have helped make it possible to lighten and maybe even eliminate your undesired tattoo completely. At NoSweat Fort Wayne in Indiana, Dr. Philip Rettenmaier performs tattoo removal with Quanta Discovery Pico Plus. This laser device is known to produce better results than traditional tattoo removal systems and could require fewer treatments. For more information, call our state-of-the-art office today to schedule a consultation.

What are the benefits?

At NoSweat Fort Wayne, laser tattoo removal treatments can support our Fort Wayne, IN patients who want to get rid of faded, botched, or undesirable tattoos with a number of benefits, such as:

  • Reliable, effective treatment
  • Leaves nearby healthy cells unaffected
  • Quick treatments that fit in your busy schedule
  • Removes tattoos that are no longer wanted, for a variety of reasons

Who is a Candidate for Laser Tattoo Removal?

Laser tattoo removal is suitable for nearly all skin types and can be used to treat tattoos of any size, shape, color, or age. Our advanced laser technology penetrates deep into the tissue to break up ink pigment with minimal damage. However, some underlying medical conditions may impact your candidacy for treatment. Please inform our professionals at NoSweat Fort Wayne of your medical history and current medications during your consultation. Our goal is to provide the safest and most effective laser tattoo removal sessions possible.

How Is Laser Tattoo Removal Performed?

Once Dr. Rettenmaier decides that your skin is ideal for tattoo removal treatment, your tattoo will be prepared with a careful cleansing and an application of a topical anesthetic. Dr. Rettenmaier will begin by passing the Quanta Discovery Pico Plus applicator over the tattooed skin as it releases energy and pulsing laser light. The time it takes to complete the procedure can vary, depending on the size and type of the treatment area. Your tattoo may require a number of sessions before noticeable results can be seen. These factors will all be discussed during your consultation.

What Should I Expect after Laser Tattoo Removal?

After each treatment, a topical cream will be applied to the treated area along with bandages to help protect your skin. You may experience redness and swelling and feel like you have a sunburn. If the area starts to scab, you should not be alarmed, as this is relatively normal. Following aftercare instructions carefully is important to speed up the recovery process. Keeping the area moisturized and avoiding picking at the scabs can prevent scarring and aid in smoother healing. Additionally, it's crucial to keep the treated area clean to prevent infection, which can affect the outcome of your tattoo removal. Once the site has healed, you can schedule your next treatment session. Dr. Rettenmaier does not recommend scheduling sessions sooner than 4 – 7 weeks apart.

Laser Tattoo Removal FAQ

Why do I need so many laser tattoo removal sessions?
Scale, shade, position, and the time you've had the tattoo affect the number of sessions required to erase the design successfully. During your consultation, your treatment plan will be discussed with you, and any concerns regarding the number of sessions needed may be expressed then.

When will I notice results?
The results and final look of the tattoo vary from patient to patient. Following every treatment appointment, you should notice the design diminish in appearance. Due to the various hues of inks utilized for body art, the results and the number of treatments may fluctuate. Several treatments will be needed for most patients and are spaced 2 – 4 weeks apart.

Are there any alternatives to laser tattoo removal?
Laser tattoo removal is the most reliable and quickest choice to maintain your skin's health and successfully reduce the perceptibility of body ink. In some cases, microneedling or dermabrasion may additionally be suggested as part of your tattoo removal plan to complement the removal treatment and refresh the appearance of your complexion.

Does laser tattoo removal hurt?
While laser tattoo removal does hurt, many compare it to that of getting a tattoo applied. There may be skin-numbing options available if necessary, so ask our team if you feel like you may need them.

Does laser tattoo removal leave a scar?
It is uncommon for tattoo removal to leave a scar. However, please note, if you had a scar before your tattoo was applied, it will still appear once the tattoo is removed.

What are the side effects of laser tattoo removal?
Some common side effects include:

  • Redness
  • Tenderness
  • Swelling
  • Blistering

Don't Live with An Unwanted Tattoo

Body art is often a beautiful and mesmerizing symbol of our self-image and identity. However, when we have a tattoo we don't like any longer, the idea of its permanence on the body can be daunting. At NoSweat Fort Wayne, we care about your feelings and want to offer an alternative to living with something you hate. We use state-of-the-art tattoo removal technology to offer exciting results for men and women from all around. If you have a tattoo that you want to remove or if you have questions about the removal process, we invite you to reach out to Dr. Philip Rettenmaier at our Fort Wayne, IN office at your earliest convenience. We look forward to speaking with you.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.