Memories Be Gone: Tattoo Removal With the Enlighten® III Laser System

What do bungee jumping, perms, and tattoos all have in common? They all seemed like a really good idea at the time, and probably were. In the first two cases, you’re left with great memories and even better pictures, but the third one — a tattoo — leaves a visible reminder for the ages, long after the moment is over.

About one quarter of those who get a tattoo regret the decision down the road, and this regret once came at a cost, both in terms of dollars and discomfort. Thanks to new laser technology, we’re able to erase the past that was indelibly marked on your skin, leaving you with only a few photos on your phone to remember your tattoo by.

Here at Revive Medical Spa, we’re constantly on the lookout for new products and techniques that help our clients in Fayetteville, Arkansas, love the skin they’re in. Our Enlighten® III laser system has proven to be one of the more popular services we offer, allowing our patients to remedy the mistakes of the past.

Here’s how our Enlighten III tattoo removal system can make your memories a thing of the past.

Ride the wave

Traditionally, tattoo regret meant painful surgeries or microdermabrasions to correct the problem, but these techniques left a considerable amount of collateral damage. With our Enlighten III system, we’re able to precisely and accurately target your tattoo without causing damage to your surrounding tissue.

Since not all tattoos are created equal, the makers of the Enlighten III, Cutera, refined the laser technology to be able to tackle different ink particle sizes, tattoo colors, depths of ink particles, tattoo ages, and locations. The system features dual pulse durations (2 ns + 750/660 ps) and three unique laser wavelengths (532, 1064, 670 nm), which allow us to clear tattoos of all kinds, including those with difficult blues and greens, in fewer treatments — often 40% fewer than other systems.

Using the Enlighten III, our aestheticians are able to match the pulse duration to the ink particle sizes, which means that as they break up your tattoo, they adjust the pulses along the way as the ink particles get smaller and smaller, allowing them to target your tattoo more efficiently.

The road to freedom

During your initial consultation, one of our technicians sits down with you to review your tattoo and comes up with an appropriate timeline. It’s hard to say how many sessions you’ll need as it depends upon the size and location of your tattoo, its age (the older they are, the more stubborn they are), and which colors are involved. Rest assured, our technician will give you a clear idea of what to expect.

We typically space the treatments out by six weeks to allow time for your body to flush away the destroyed ink particles through your lymphatic system.

Enlighten III is noninvasive, which means you’re free to get on with your day after each of your sessions. As you progress through your tattoo removal, you’ll see gradual results as your tattoo slowly disappears, leaving smooth skin in its wake.

If you’d like to explore how you can make your tattoo a thing of the past, please give us a call so we can set up a consultation. You can also use the online scheduling tool on this website to book an appointment.

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