Laser Tattoo Removal

What Does Laser Tattoo Removal Do?

Laser tattoo removal platforms, Q-switched and Picosure®, use laser technology to remove unwanted tattoos by breaking down the ink underneath the skin. These platforms are used with RESONIC™ technology to reduce the number of sessions needed and minimize overall discomfort.

What Can Laser Tattoo Removal Treat?

  • Unwanted tattoos

Why Laser Tattoo Removal?

  • Immediate results
  • No downtime
  • Limited discomfort
  • FDA-cleared

When you first got your tattoo, you may have felt that it was a form of self-expression. As time passes and your taste changes, tattoo removal can become a priority. Whether you had immediate regrets or you’ve found it no longer reflects who you are years later, removing an old tattoo can be a significant step in getting back your self-confidence.

Laser technology is the most advanced treatment for tattoo removal on the market. The heat breaks down the ink particles under your skin, allowing your body to flush them out naturally. For laser tattoo removal treatments, Coolspa uses platforms by Q-Switched and Picosure®. We combine our laser tattoo removal with state-of-the-art technology RESONIC™, which is also an effective cellulite treatment.

While standard laser tattoo removal is effective, multiple sessions are required, meaning that complete removal of a tattoo can often take anywhere from one to two years. The experts at Coolspa understand that bad tattoos can cause shame and discomfort and use RESONIC™ to decrease the number of sessions required. 

Combined with RESONIC™, a tattoo removal that would take ten sessions and ten+ months can now be performed in one to three sessions over three months! The process generates no additional heat, offering breakthrough results without damaging the skin.

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Typical tattoo removal takes so many sessions because each pass of the laser causes microscopic bubbles to form called vacuoles. These bubbles make it impossible to perform more laser passes until they go away on their own. 

When the laser is used along with RESONIC™ between passes, the “Rapid Acoustic Pulses” (RAP) soundwaves produced cause the vacuoles and pigment to dissipate. This allows multiple laser treatments to be performed in the same session.

We will use the Q-Switched or Picosure® laser to begin removing your tattoo. We then place the RESONIC™ device on the skin over the area, using it to accomplish three things:

  • Dispersal of the microscopic particles of ink, allowing the body to flush these away quickly and naturally
  • Disruption of the macrophage, a specific type of cell that absorbs the tattoo ink and holds the tattoo in position
  • The breaking apart of steam-filled vacuoles, or bubbles, that develop and form under your skin during the laser process disperses the ink further

By clearing away these cellular barriers and allowing the body to dispose of them naturally, RESONIC™ enables each patient to receive more applications of the laser in a single session without needing to wait several weeks for the skin to heal. This process elevates regular laser tattoo removal by making it faster, less painful, more effective, and less time-consuming.

Prior to your first laser tattoo removal session, your specialist at Coolspa will brief you on how to prepare for treatment, your expected treatment timeline, and potential side effects. Once you are prepared, the specialist will use a small amount of anesthesia to numb the area. You will feel the pulse of sound waves produced by RESONIC™ and experience a sensation similar to a rubber band snapping as the laser works. This process may cause mild stinging or discomfort. 

You can return to your daily routine in less than an hour after laser tattoo removal. Coolspa will suggest aftercare procedures to best treat the sensitive area. These include:

  • When needed, wash gently with soap and water.
  • If crust is evident, avoid shaving.
  • Avoid contact sports or other activities that could cause injury to the treated area.
  • Avoid exposure to the sun.
  • Avoid scratching or rubbing. 
  • Avoid immersing in water.
  • If irritation occurs, apply a thin layer of Aquaphor.

RESONIC™ laser tattoo removal can make a difference in your tattoo’s appearance with as few as three treatment sessions. Also, no harmful side effects have been reported since the device uses gentle sound waves instead of invasive methods. Some more benefits include:

  • Immediate results
  • Minimal discomfort
  • Safe and FDA-cleared
  • No downtime
  • Most people are candidates

At Coolspa, anyone with a tattoo they want to remove is welcome to receive treatment. Your age, the color of your tattoo, and its location will factor into how we approach your treatment. Large, tattooed areas are usually divided into multiple treatment sessions. The surface area addressed during a single session depends on your tolerance for the process. At Coolspa, we will work with you to design the best treatment plan that fits your needs and preferences. 

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Your Coolspa journey begins with a private, one-on-one consultation with one of our body contouring specialists, who will deliver a detailed, customized treatment plan that addresses all of your areas of concern. Our specialists pride themselves on carefully listening to the goals and wishes of each client, and we prize communication among our practice’s most cherished assets. 

If you have questions about RESONIC™ and the cutting-edge procedures offered at our state-of-the-art Manhattan location, contact Coolspa today by calling (212) 535-COOL (2665) or sending our team a message here.

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