Tattoo Removal – how it works!
Maine Laser Clinic offers an effective solution to your unwanted tattoos. As a simple outpatient procedure, it fits easily into your busy schedule.
Laser tattoo removal works by focusing
laser energy to break up the pigment and color in your tattoo. Our Duality and Ruby lasers by Astanza are designed exclusively for tattoo removal – to give you the best results.
Maine Laser Clinic can remove a wide range of colors in tattoos and permanent makeup. Our lasers use three separate wavelengths of light to remove darker (black, purple, brown), brighter (red, yellow, orange), and stubborn blue-green tattoo pigments. The laser needs only a fraction of a second to break down the pigment allowing your treatment to be completed in only a short time. Tattoo removal lasers do not penetrate the deeper layers of skin, making scarring very rare and healing very fast.
An average tattoo takes 6 to15 treatments to remove completely. The number of treatments depends on the age, color, quality of ink, and technique used to create the tattoo (professional vs. homemade). Learn more about the process in our FAQs section or Tattoo Removal Guide.
Remove All Types of Tattoos
As Maine’s leading experts in tattoo removal, Maine Laser Clinic has helped patients with a very wide range of tattoos. These are the types of tattoos that we commonly remove:
- Names and words – written in cursive and block letters
- Rings – symbols, words, bands worn under rings or jewelry
- Designs – hearts, characters, animals, flowers, tribal art, barbed wire, ….thousands more
- Sleeves/large artwork
- Portions of tattoos – we can remove just a small part of a larger tattoo (read more here)
Visit our Before & After Photos page to see just a few examples.
Minimal Side Effects
Laser tattoo removal is the safest and easiest way to remove an unwanted tattoo.
With today’s technology, we are able to
precisely target the ink in your tattoo with minimal side effects. The laser energy gently passes through the outermost layer of skin until it reach your tattoo’s pigment and leaves the lower layers untouched. The skin is very rarely broken, although some swelling and sensitivity is common. For your comfort, we use a high-tech cooling system during the procedure to numb the skin prior to the tattoo removal procedure.
Many patients are familiar with laser hair removal – tattoo removal lasers do not need to penetrate as deeply into the skin and procedures are less painful and much shorter in duration. Still concerned? Read through our FAQs or Aftercare Instructions for more information.