Tattoos come in many varieties. From “home-made” tattoos to professional tattoos, ink deposits are placed deep into your skin and are designed to last forever. Unfortunately, thousands of people decide to remove their tattoos each year because the designs are no longer relevant to their lifestyle, they just don’t look as great as they used to, or the wearer just wants to take some of the ink down to get a cover up tattoo later. Thankfully, the Lehigh Valley has Dr. TattAway® which is owned and operated by Dr. Thomas E. Young and Paula Di Marco Young, BS, RN, CLO/A! The staff at Dr. TattAway® have years of experience with all types of laser modalities, are highly trained and skilled and are certified. Dr. TattAway® uses the ConBio Cynosure RevLite Q-Switched Nd:YAG laser which supersedes ConBio’s older version, the MedLite C6.
The ConBio Cynosure RevLite Q-Switched Nd:YAG laser is the gold standard tool for this sophisticated procedure and is the safest and most effect way to remove tattoos. Our laser uses PhotoAcoustic energy with up to four different wavelengths to safely penetrate your skin to remove multiple colors of tattoo ink. Each pass of the laser vibrates and gently shatters the tattoo ink into microparticles that are eventually eliminated through your body’s natural processes. Because the laser delivers the energy in a very precise ‘beam,’ we can trace the design without damaging the surrounding skin.
Patients say the experience feels similar to the tattoo application itself – a snap of a rubber band followed by a feeling of warmth. That said, it takes much longer to remove a tattoo than to get a tattoo – about six to 15 sessions or more, depending on the amount of colors, the size of the design, the type of ink your tattoo has, and where the tattoo is located on your body, among other factors. Black tattoos are easier to remove than multi-colored designs — but all tattoos must be treated with the proper laser.
Our clinical staff will cool your skin first with a cold air chiller and possibly a cold roller. After the first few treatments, you’ll notice a temporary whitening of the treated area called “frosting” which is simply steam escaping from the tissue beneath as the ink is shattered. Over time, your body carries the fragmented ink particles away to be eliminated by your body and your skin will return to it’s normal color.
Some inks, however, cannot be completely removed. That’s why it’s best you take advantage of our FREE consultations so we can give you a more accurate idea of how your particular tattoo will respond to our treatments.
Call today! 610-8-TATT-DR (610-882-8837)