Medispa Institute offers state-of-the-art, FDA
approved laser tattoo
removal using the Medlite C6 device, the fastest and
most powerful laser on the market. This laser has been
voted the best tattoo removal laser in the industry by
several independent sources and is safe to use on all
Video of Actual Procedure Performed at Medispa
The MedLiteŽ laser - the choice for tattoo
Decorative tattoos have a history dating back at
least 5000 years. The desire to remove them has
probably existed for just as long. Early attempts
to remove tattoos have had less than desirable
results. The use of dermabrasion, saltabrasion
and Argon or CO2 lasers have left behind scars in
place of the tattoo.
The advent of Q-Switched lasers has permitted
the removal of most tattoo inks with a very low
risk of scarring. The MedLiteŽ Q-Switched Nd:
YAG laser is the laser of choice in this class of
laser. The MedLiteŽ can significantly lighten or
remove a wide variety of tattoo inks.
How does the MedLiteŽ laser remove the tattoo?
The MedLiteŽ laser removes tattoo ink with
the energy of light. A laser is a device which
is designed to produce one or more specific
wavelengths of light. Tattoo ink is removed by
using this specific wavelength of light which
passes into the skin, but is absorbed by the ink.
The rapid absorption of light energy causes the
tattoo ink to break into tiny particles which can
then be removed by the body's natural filtering
systems. The MedLiteŽ laser provides maximum
tattoo removal while leaving the surrounding
What type of tattoos can be removed?
The MedLiteŽ laser can remove professional,
amateur (homemade), traumatic and surgical
How many treatments will it take to remove a
There are many factors that influence how quickly your tattoo can be
removed: 1) the amount of ink in the skin, 2) the type of ink that was
used 3) how old the tattoo is 4) whether it was an amateur or professional
tattoo 5) the depth of ink in your skin, and 6) the color of the tattoo.
While it is impossible to predict the exact number of treatments necessary for
removal, we can give you a best-guess estimate after the first treatment. On the average, black and blue professional tattoos with an average amount of
ink require 6-8
treatments, while amateur tattoos require 4-5
treatments, all spaced approximately 6-8 weeks
apart. Darker skin types and densely pigmented tattoos may require many more treatments.
Does the laser remove colored tattoos?
Dark (blue, black) and red inks will resolve the
best. Oranges and purples usually fade as well.
Green and yellow inks are the most difficult to
remove, and additional treatments are needed to
produce significant fading. Other colors, such as flesh toned tattoos and white
tattoos, are extremely difficult to remove.
Will the tattoo completely disappear?
In many cases, yes. Greater than 95% fading of
the tattoo may be accomplished. However, it is
important to know that there are more than 300 types of tattoo inks in use worldwide today,
none of which are regulated by the FDA. Not
knowing which tattoo ink was used, or how
deeply it was applied, makes it impossible for
the laser specialist to predict the degree of removal on
any given tattoo.
Is the process painful?
The MedLiteŽ laser emits light in very short
pulses. The impact of the energy from the
powerful pulse of light is similar to the snap of
a small rubber band on the skin. The majority of
patients do not require anesthesia, depending on
the size and location of the tattoo. We usually apply ice to smaller areas,
creams are available if needed.
Can I go back to work after the procedure?
Yes. Most people can go back to their daily routine half an hour after the
What can I expect after the procedure?
Immediately after the procedure, the area may be a bit raised, swollen, and
lighter in color. You will be asked to wear an ice pack for approximately 30
minutes. Some common post-procedure effects are: swelling, itching,
blistering, scabbing, redness, hyperpigmentation (darkening of the area) and
hypopigmentation (lightening). All of these effects are generally
transient and will resolve within a matter of days. If you have
pigmentary alterations, it may take longer to resolve.
What type of post-treatment care is necessary?
An antibacterial ointment and a dressing will be
applied to the area immediately after treatment. You will be given an icepack
and instructed to ice the area for approximately 30 minutes. Occasionally, there will be pinpoint bleeding
associated with the treatment. The treated area
should be kept clean. Follow your laser specialist's instructions exactly as to what to do during the
days following the procedure. A shower can be
taken the next day, although the treated area
should never be scrubbed. If a scab forms it is
vital that you do not pick it or scratch it. You should apply sunblock
and/or a bandaid to cover the treated area if you expect sun exposure. We
recommend that you wear loose, cotton clothing (if the tattoo is in a covered
area) to avoid irritating the treated area.
Why should I choose the Medispa Institute for my
laser tattoo removal?
The Medispa Institute's nationally certified laser
technicians have performed hundreds of laser tattoo removal procedures with
excellent results. Our device offers the fastest laser tattoo
removal, working more than two times as fast as competing devices. A faster
procedure means less discomfort for the patient. While other clinics
in the area may rent their tattoo removal laser, we own our laser and we are
very experienced in its use. It is also available for treatment every day, making it
very convenient to make an appointment.
How do I get started?
Your laser specialist will be happy to discuss this
procedure with you. Please feel free to contact us at 832.300.5593 to make an
appointment for a consultation to discuss your
"I loved my tattoo when I got it, but I'm at
a point in my life now where I no longer
care to have it. The MedLiteŽ laser was
the solution for me."