The only clinically proven way to remove a tattoo without resulting in scarring is with a laser. VIDA Aesthetic Medicine recommends the MedLite C6 for tattoo removal, which produces light energy that “breaks up” tattoo ink. This light is directed at the unwanted tattoo during a tattoo removal procedure, and the ink absorbs that light while the surrounding (non-inked) skin tissue remains unharmed.

As the laser energy is absorbed by the tattoo ink, the ink particles are heated up and shatter. You won’t notice a large difference in the tattoo immediately after a laser tattoo removal session. That’s because the body’s immune system needs some time to expel the shattered ink particles. This process is what makes the tattoo fade in the days and weeks following a tattoo removal appointment. Clients will require a series of sessions in order to achieve maximum fading, and the exact number of sessions will depend on numerous factors including the age and size of the tattoo, how deep the ink is in the skin, and the color(s) of the ink.

Why Use a Laser for Tattoo Removal?

Laser is an acronym for Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation. All lasers release a single color (monochromatic) wavelength of light. MedLite C6 is a multi-wavelength technology that has been shown to provide consistent results. It’s unique because it offers a flat-top beam, which ensures a more reliable tattoo removal treatment with minimized risks of complications. A homogenous beam evenly distributes light energy across the skin’s surface. The MedLite C6 has been shown to decrease epidermal damage more than other tattoo removal lasers on the market.

MedLite C6 is also a preferred laser for some skin conditions such as wrinkles and acne scarring. Unlike some other tattoo removal lasers, the MedLite C6 can work with various dye handpieces in order to treat multi-colored tattoos. Some ink colors are more difficult to break up and remove than others, but MedLite C6 allows for even colorful and intricate tattoo fading and removal. At VIDA, we’re committed to providing clients with comprehensive and holistic skin care options and the latest laser technology. To learn more about caring for your skin, contact VIDA today at (503) 399-0021.