These days, nothing lasts forever, and that can include tattoos if you wish. VIDA offers expert tattoo removal using the revolutionary Medlite C6 laser, which is powerful enough to remove even decades-old, deep, and ink composed of various colors. Stubborn colors like green and blue can be lightened and even eliminated with the Medlite C6 device. However, if you’re just starting to research tattoo removal, you may have found that there are a lot of lasers available. Which one is the best?

Without a doubt, Medlite C6 is the gold standard for tattoo removal today. How can you tell? It’s simple—just take a look at our before and after gallery. Understanding the technology behind laser tattoo removal is one thing, but nothing compares to seeing for yourself exactly how clean the skin can become after Medlite C6 sessions. We proudly share this gallery so you can get an idea of the kind of results you can expect. Whether you want a “clean slate” or simply want to remove old tattoos to make room for new ones, both the quality of the technology and the skill of the provider are critical.

How Medlite C6 Removes Tattoos

The Medlite C6 laser isn’t new, and has in fact been available for many years. It’s a type of YAG laser, specifically the Q-Switched Nd: YAG laser and was initially produced by the Hoya ConBio company, which was acquired by Cynosure one decade ago. Cynosure opted to continue production of the Medlite C6 (even after choosing to stop production of a variety of other technologies) because it provides such phenomenal results within the laser tattoo removal arena. The Medlite C6 is also a popular pick for other aesthetic treatments.

Medlite C6 uses PhotoAcoustic technology to ensure the laser can deliver the strongest (and yet safest) energy via short pulses. The energy beam targets any pigment in the skin—from moles to tattoo ink—and destroys the pigment while simultaneously telling the body to produce collagen at the treated site. Since the beam will only target pigment, that means all other surrounding tissue is unharmed. Plus, the added benefit of collagen production means the site immediately begins to be naturally healed by the body and the targeted skin becomes more supple in the days and weeks following the treatment.

Erase the Past with Medlite C6

This technology uses electro-optic, or EO, Q-Switch platforms. The Q-Switch is a type of high-speed shutter, so it holds onto energy to achieve peak power. Once that level is achieved, the power output is 200 megawatts in 5-20 nanosecond pulse widths. This is an extremely powerful beam, so much so that if you watched the tattoo removal process with a special microscope you could actually see the tattoo ink shake and shatter when the flattop energy beam hits.

There are multiple wavelengths available for use with the Medlite C6 handpieces, allowing professionals to choose wavelengths ranging from 532nm to 1064nm. MultiLite Dye handpieces allow multi-colored tattoos to be treated, including the traditionally most stubborn colors. If you’ve been told in the past that your tattoo was too deep or too colorful for proper tattoo removal, that’s likely because the person did not have the Medlite C6 technology available.

Is Tattoo Removal for You?

Any tattoo removal technology, including the Medlite C6, is going to call for multiple sessions to achieve complete removal. The exact number of appointments will depend on multiple factors including the size, age, depth, and color(s) of your tattoo. Some patients choose to also use Medlite C6 to treat various pigmented lesions at the same time, such as sun damage, wrinkles, and acne scars.

If you’ve been thinking about tattoo removal, take a look at our gallery and see what kind of results you can expect. The Medlite C6 has the power and tenacity to give you incredible results even if your tattoos are especially colorful or deep. Complimentary consultations are available for tattoo removal and all other services so you can find out how many sessions you will likely require. Learn more about tattoo removal, get an estimate for sessions, or discover complementary procedures during your consultation with a VIDA specialist. Fill out the online form today and take the first step towards getting back that gorgeous, clear skin of yours.