Having second thoughts about your tattoo? With laser tattoo removal, that regretful tattoo can be undone. Tattoo removal technology has come a long way, and with today’s lasers, tattoos can be effectively, safely and permanently removed. Our advanced laser systems in the hands of our trained medical group can remove your tattoo, leaving no scar. It’s like the tattoo was never even there.
Laser Tattoo Removal in Chicago
Once up a time when you were young and free, that tattoo seemed like a good idea. And the next day you may have still loved it, maybe a few years later you still loved it, but at some point you started to question that tattoo. Now many years have passed and you have so many aspects of life to think about, like moving up in your career, a spouse, in-laws, a household and ultimately … parenting children. No wonder one in two people who have a tattoo now wish they could get rid of it.
With laser tattoo removal, that regretful tattoo can be undone. Tattoo removal technology has come a long way, and with today’s lasers, tattoos can be effectively and permanently removed. Don’t trust creams, powders, pills or any other “magic” treatment. Short of painful excision surgeries, laser tattoo removal is the only safe, effective way to remove a tattoo. Our advanced laser systems in the hands of our trained medical group can remove your tattoo, leaving no scar. It’s like the tattoo was never even there.
Hear what Leslie Forrester, R.N., B.S.N. had to say about tattoo removal in Chicago on 100.3 REWIND FM’s Beauty Time segment:
Are all tattoo removal lasers the same?
No, be careful which laser your medical provider is using. At the Liposuction and Cosmetic Surgery Institute we provide our clients with the ultimate in state-of-the-art tattoo laser equipment. Many lasers will only remove tattoos of a certain color, which is why we offer several different lasers for all colors. Our multitude of lasers allows us to create a plan that will fit your budget and your timeline. With the PicoSure tattoo removal laser, we can remove tattoos in half the time it traditionally took. Read more about the PicoSure laser here.
Laser Tattoo Removal Basics
- Session Time – Depending on the size of the tattoo it generally takes 10 to 30 minutes.
- Number of Sessions Needed – There is no way to tell exactly how many sessions each patient will need. Every patient’s body is different, along with other factors that come into play regarding the tattoo (ink used, depth into skin, etc.) With all this in mind, on average, it normally takes between five and 10 treatments to remove a tattoo.
- How Long Between Sessions – We have to wait for the treated area to completely heal before treating it again. This normally takes between four and six weeks.
- After-Treatment Care – We will provide you with an antibiotic cream, that should be applied two times a day for up to two weeks, which will help heal the area faster and diminish any chance of an infection. Sun should be avoided in the treated area.
How painful is tattoo removal?
There can be some discomfort, but tattoo removal discomfort is brief. A topical numbing cream can be applied to minimize any discomfort.
Can I go in the sun after a treatment?
Special precautions should be taken when going in the sun after tattoo removal. We provide you with a special sunscreen, which should be applied often when out in the sun.