Many of our patients say it feels the same as when they had the tattoo put on. The discomfort is usually minimal. Prior to treatment we will generally numb the area with an ice pack. We will then use the Zimmer cryogenic device which, unlike other inferior cooling methods, cools the skin prior to, during and after laser tattoo removal treatment for maximum comfort and effectiveness. The Zimmer is an advanced system that cools the air to -32°C and is aimed over the treatment area to numb the skin for the most comfortable treatment. After treatment, you can go about virtually all of your regular activities while protecting and caring for the treated area like a cut or a blister until it has fully healed. The better care you take of yourself, the better results you’ll receive.
If you want to experience what it feels like, while we never offer free trials of treatments, we do offer a "test pulse". Using the laser settings which (based upon your particular factors) we would be most likely to start your treatments with, you could experience 2 or 3 laser pulses. It would not possibly be effective at hair removal, and laser settings do increase, but it would at least give you a sense of how a treatment would feel. For a test pulse, you must still follow the pre-treatment instructions found here, because they are not only for safety, but also affect your skin's sensitivity.
At Body Details True Laser® Centers we use Syneron Candela’s PicoWay Resolve laser. It is the best medical tattoo removal laser in its class. The Pico Way Resolve has a multi-wave design that allows it to treat all skin types and ink colors. It is safe and effective for any skin where you are likely to have a tattoo: the body, face, scalp, etc.
If you are unsure about a tattoo located in a sensitive area, schedule a free, no-obligation consultation at a Body Details True Laser® Center near you. We can examine your tattoo and discuss any concerns you may have.
The Pico Way laser works by directing short, directed light pulses at the skin where the trapped tattoo ink is. The energy from the laser superheats these pigments and breaks them down, so they lose their chromatic properties. The Pico Way Resolve laser operates with both 1064 nm and 532 nm wavelengths. The color of the tattoo ink determines the wavelengths that we use. The 532 nm wavelength is effective for red, yellow, and orange, and the 1064 nm is recommended for black, brown, green, and blue ink. The ink particles are easily dispersed by the body.
At Body Details, we want you to make the right decision for you. We recognize that you might have some reservations about removing your tattoos, which is why we offer a free consultation. During this initial consultation with a medical professional, we will examine the size and coloring of the tattoo, as well as your skin type. We will then determine a timeline for the removal timeline. This is your opportunity to ask questions about your treatments.
Many of our tattoo removal clients have the questions you do. If you don’t see the answer to your question here, schedule a free initial consultation where you can ask our medical professionals questions specific to your tattoo removal. You’re under no obligation to purchase a service.
This depends on the size of the tattoo, the color of the ink(s), and other factors. A smaller tattoo may only take 15 to 20 minutes. Larger tattoos may require more sessions since we may have to work on different sections of the tattoo.
Our Body Details laser technicians will go over the dos and don’t during your initial consultation, but the key things to avoid are:
You should also discuss any medications that you’re on with your laser technician. Certain types of medicine can affect the efficacy of the lasers or increase the chances of skin damage.
At Body Details True Laser® Centers, all of our laser technicians are either physician assistants (PA) or advanced practice registered nurses (APRN). All facilities are overseen by a dermatologist or a cosmetic surgeon. Additionally, laser technicians are certified for each apparatus that they use. By setting these highest standards, we can ensure the safety of our patients.
Body Details has all-inclusive packages to ensure that you will be able to continue your sessions until your tattoo is gone. With generous financing terms and flexible scheduling, there’s no reason not to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation. Call one of our more than 20 Florida locations to get started.