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Tattoo Removal Specialist

Youthful Reflexion

Med Spa & Aesthetics located in Tarpon Springs, FL

Even after getting a permanent tattoo, you might have some regrets later on because of the design, location, or message of your tattoo. Mark Greig, OMD, and Aaron Andrews, MD, at Youthful Reflexion in Tarpon Springs, Florida, offer tattoo removal using the enlighten® system by Cutera®. Book your tattoo removal consultation by phone or online at Youthful Reflexion today.

Tattoo Removal Q & A

What is tattoo removal?

Tattoo removal is the process of lightening a tattoo until you can no longer see the design on your skin. Thanks to state-of-the-art laser technology, you don’t have to live with a tattoo that hasn’t withstood the test of time or that you didn’t really like in the first place. 

The enlighten® laser by Cutera delivers picosecond and nanosecond pulses of laser light into your skin to break the ink particles into tiny pieces. These very short pulses are enough to affect the ink without damaging your skin. The system gives the best possible results with minimal scarring.

Once the ink particles reach their smaller size, your body naturally removes them as waste. This results in the fading of your treated tattoo. With each tattoo removal session, your tattoo fades a bit more until you can’t see it. 

What should I expect during a tattoo removal session?

Each time you come to Youthful Reflexion for a tattoo removal session, the team offers you a topical numbing cream. They apply it to your skin before your treatment to minimize any discomfort you might feel from the laser. 

During the treatment, the short laser pulses feel similar to a rubber band snapping against your skin. The enlighten laser provides one of the most comfortable tattoo removal experiences today, and any discomfort is short-lived. 

Once your treatment is finished, you’re free to go home or straight back to work without any downtime. You might notice a bit of redness and swelling around the treatment area, but it should go away within a day or two.

How long will it take to completely remove my tattoo?

The time it takes to fully remove your tattoo with enlighten laser treatments depends on several factors. The laser works for any skin type and on any color of ink, but you should first attend a consultation with the Youthful Reflexion team to discuss the number of sessions you’ll need. 

During your complimentary consultation, they assess:

  • The tattoo’s location
  • The color or colors of ink
  • The ink type
  • The pigment’s depth
  • The age of the tattoo
  • Your overall health 

After reviewing these factors, they can predict the number of tattoo removal sessions you need for the best possible results. 

For more specific information about tattoo removal and to make sure you’re a good candidate, book a free consultation by phone or online at Youthful Reflexion today.