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Laser Dermatology With Dr. Jason Emer

What is tattoo removal?

A tattoo is a long-lasting insertion of ink beneath the skin; reversing this procedure is a challenge and requires an aggressive treatment plan involving specialized lasers—including the TattooStar Q-Switched laser, a high-energy device with ultra-short pulses that “attacks” the skin pigmentation and aids in the removal of tattoos, makeup, and pigmented lesions.

To reduce blistering, swelling and scabbing of the treatment area, Dr. Emer utilizes the PFD Patch, a non-toxic perfluorodecalin (“PFD”) solution and medical-grade silicone patch, which are applied to the skin prior to treatment. The PFD patch absorbs the intense energy from the laser, improves the laser’s access to the tattoo, and lifts the pigment from the skin tissue. 

With this advanced combination procedure, Dr. Emer can now perform multiple treatments in a single session and achieve quicker results with minimal pain, downtime and scarring.

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What are the benefits of tattoo removal?

  • Helps to correct a mistake made in one’s youth
  • Reverses a decision you may regret for any reason
  • Creates a more professional look for certain fields
  • Perfect for all skin types
  • No scarring – healthy skin cells are preserved
  • Safe and effective for diminishing tattoo ink
  • Brief recovery period of a few days
  • Can remove entire tattoos, or partial tattoos
  • Ideal for removing all colors of ink as well as black ink
  • Minor discomfort
  • Short treatment time
  • Works long term

Who is a good candidate for tattoo removal?

Thanks to today’s advanced, cutting edge laser technology, there’s virtually no tattoo that cannot be safely and effectively removed, regardless of skin color, ink type, size and location. 

Those with lighter skin will find the process a bit faster and easier because of the greater contrast between ink and skin. But tattoos can be efficiently removed from those with dark skin as well, as long as sufficient caution is taken to preserve the surrounding skin cells. 

The older the tattoo, the easier it is to get rid of. Additionally, the better your health and immune system, the better your tattoo removal process will go. Those who don’t smoke and who eat a healthy diet with ample exercise will have the best results from their tattoo removal experience.

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