Having a tattoo may have seemed like a great idea at the time, but things change. We find new loves, new jobs, and new tastes.
So if the remnants of your past no longer compliment your present, Duke Aesthetics Center has your answer: the Versapulse laser, offering a quick procedure for removing unwanted tattoos.
The Versapulse laser contains three Q-switched lasers for tattoo removal. One laser removes red and yellow ink, another removes green ink, and the third removes blue and black ink.
Working with low-energy lasers minimizes the risk of burning, scarring, or pigmentation. Conclusive research shows high levels of tattoo clearance and high patient satisfaction.
The laser's light energy is absorbed into the artificial ink of the tattoo. This breaks it down into particles whereby the cells carry it away.
With each treatment the tattoo becomes successively lighter and is gradually removed.
The sensation is unique to each individual; some describe a slight warm sensation while others notice a warmer hotter stinging feeling.
Any discomfort felt ceases at the end of the treatment. Occasionally patients may notice mild blistering that usually fades without scarring.
The procedure takes only five to 10 minutes.
A mild reddening and warmth is the most common effect. This normally lasts a few hours to a few days.
Occasionally red spots are visible that fade completely and do not scar.
Multiple treatments are recommended but the number of treatments required will depend on whether the tattoo is professional or amateur.
Amateur tattoos are more easily removed; however, with any tattoo you will see a lightening after every treatment.
Once the tattoo has been successfully removed the result is permanent.
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