Tattoos are a fashion statement. However, there are patients who have regretted as the years progress due to wrinkled skin and stretched fats over the print. Some of the ink used by the tattoo artist are not long lasting which will give a faded look on the skin.
The Revlite Treatment is a new age technology that corrects skin painlessly and naturally. The laser used in the Revlite Treatment system improves overall skin texture by constricting enlarged pores, promoting collagen formation and dissolving deposited pigment. The treatment manages to remove all unwanted discoloration over a few sittings depending on the intensity pigmentation of the tattoo*.
Treatment for TattooThis is a non-invasive procedure that uses beam of light as high-energy pulse to disintegrate melanin deposits. The Revlite laser is applied to remove surface scar or discoloration like acne spots, sun tans, age spots, liver marks, sun freckles or even a tattoo. Further, the laser promotes collagen growth underneath the skin. This results in firmer and younger looking skin*.
Our doctor will be able to assess your tattoo and make a recommendation for such treatment.
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What is Revlite Laser?DRevLite® is the next generation of Q-switched laser technology — a multi-purpose, multi-wavelength aesthetic medical laser that offers maximum power and versatility for a broad range of indications on all skin types. RevLite® utilizes an extremely high-speed shutter to produce nanosecond pulse widths, enabling highly effective procedures with less heat and increased safety. Featuring PhotoAcoustic Technology Pulse®, the RevLite® delivers very narrow pulse widths at peak energy, even at larger spot sizes. The speed and power of RevLite® can create a superior PhotoAcoustic rejuvenation effect, including a more refreshed appearance, a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, smoother texture, tightening and decreased pore size.
By storing energy between pulses, an EO (electro-optic) Q-switched laser is able to achieve a shorter output pulse. The Q-switch acts as a high-speed shutter, allowing the RevLite® laser to produce peak power output of 200 megawatts in a 5 – 20 ns pulse width. This creates a PhotoAcoustic effect, delivering peak energy with such force that the target molecule vibrates and shatters. The energy is delivered throughout the epidermis faster than the normal relaxation time of healthy tissue. As a result, this technology enhances safety and eliminates the need for skin cooling or any concern for scarring.
How does the Revlite laser remove the Tattoo?The Revlite laser uses the energy of light to remove the tattoo. A laser is a device similar to the wavelength of light, which is designed to absorb, reflect or simply passed through objects. The wavelength of light to be used during the treatment is determined by quality of the skin to be treated. Tattoo ink is removed by using a specific wavelength, which passes through the skin but is absorbed by the ink. The rapid absorption of light energy causes the tattoo ink to destruct, where it is then removed by the body’s natural filtering systems.
On top of the tattoo removal, the laser pulse also dissolve pigments and stimulate new collagen production. This makes your skin appear pleasantly plump. The principle underlying revlite concept is that laser wave works only on aberrations and doesn’t affect normal parts. This is why it is important to correctly determine the particular wavelength required to be applied for specific skin discoloration problem.
Is the Process Painful?The Revlite laser emits short flashes of light called pulses which is very similar to IPL. The impact of the energy from the powerful pulse of light is similar to an ant bite on your skin. The majority of all patients do not require anesthesia depending on the location of the tattoo*. Anesthesia creams are available if needed. The Revlite laser provides maximum tattoo removal while leaving the surrounding skin unharmed.
How many sessions will it take to remove the tattoo?The number or treatments depends on the size, location and age of the tattoo, amount and type of ink used and the depth of the ink in the skin. On the average, a total of 3-7 treatments, all spaced approximately 6-8 weeks apart will be necessary. Rarely, will more than ten treatments be needed.
Do the different colours and tone of the ink on my tattoo disappeared evenly?No, dark (blue/black) inks and red inks fade the best. Oranges and purples usually respond well. blue and yellow inks are the most difficult to remove, although additional treatments can produce significant fading.
What to expect?An initial redness is noticed but it disappears within a few hours time. In rare cases, it might take longer for the redness to recede. There are provisions for local anesthesia but the discomfort is so minimal that patients decide to opt out of it. Doctors advise abstinence from alcohol, Vitamin E and ASA prior to the treatment. Ideally you should not expose yourself to sun immediately after the treatment but in case going out during daytime becomes absolutely necessary, a sunscreen with high SPF is strongly recommended.
An antibacterial ointment will be applied to the area. The treated area should be kept clean with continued application of any ointment given to you by our physician. A shower can be taken the next day, although the treated area should not be scrubbed or touched with soap.
Will the tattoo completely disappear?In many cases, yes. However, it is very important to know that over 100 tattoo inks are in use worldwide today, none of which are regulated by the FDA. Not knowing which tattoo ink, how deep or how much was used makes it impossible for the physician to predict the degree of removal on any given tattoo.
* Disclaimer: results vary according to individual