Laser Tattoo Removal

Skinovatio Medical Spa

Medical Spa located in Arlington Heights, Barrington, Chicago's Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, and Western Springs, IL

Laser tattoo removal with the Sheerwave® IPL 360 can restore your natural skin and make that old tattoo a thing of your past. The aesthetic experts at Skinovatio Medical Spa offer personalized laser tattoo removal packages in the Chicago neighborhoods of Lincoln Park, Western Springs, Arlington Heights, Barrington, and Rush & Division. Learn more about this innovative treatment by booking a laser tattoo removal consultation online or over the phone.

Laser Tattoo Removal Q & A

How does laser tattoo removal work?

Laser tattoo removal with the Sheerwave IPL 360 is among the most effective ways to get rid of an old tattoo, in a safe and effective in-office treatment. The handheld device emits broad-spectrum pulsated light that targets pigments in your skin.

This light converts into heat energy, which causes pigments to break apart on the spot. Your body recognizes that these newly formed particles are waste and removes them naturally while rebuilding new skin tissues underneath. Over time, your treated tattoo starts to fade as new skin tissue makes its way to the surface.

Not only do you have the option of having an entire tattoo removed, but you can also request removal of only a portion of a tattoo. This is common if you just want to erase a name or a symbol in a tattoo, for example.

When will I have results with laser tattoo removal?

Most laser tattoo removal packages include a series of about four to eight Sheerwave IPL 360 sessions, each spaced around one month apart. Laser tattoo removal takes time and dedication, but rest assured, the team at New Look Laser Medical work diligently to ensure your treatment is working for you.

The time it takes, as well as how many treatments you need, depends on the size and colors of your tattoo. Black ink, for instance, absorbs all laser wavelengths, so it’s one of the easiest and quickest colors to remove. Brighter colors are more difficult to remove since they each require specific wavelengths.

Is laser tattoo removal painful?

It’s normal to feel some snapping pains or sensations during your laser tattoo removal session, but the Sheerwave IPL 360 has a cooling mechanism to soothe your skin as it works. This can be a little uncomfortable, but nowhere as painful as it was to get that tattoo in the first place.

To put your mind at ease and help you relax as much as possible, the dedicated practitioners at New Look Laser Medical may recommend applying a topical numbing cream before each session. You need to arrive about 20-30 minutes early to apply it.

Schedule your laser tattoo removal consultation at New Look Laser Medical today. Click on the online scheduler or call your nearest location directly.

Individual results may vary.