3520 Post Rd
Warwick, RI 02886
(401) 921-5279

We Offer the best value in Laser Tattoo and Age Spot Removal......WHY?

  • A board certified medical doctor evaluates you every time
  • A board certified medical doctor monitors all of your treatments
  • A board certified medical doctor writes any post-laser tattoo removal prescriptions
  • A board certified medical doctor does all of your follow up
  • A board certified medical doctor who studied laser therapy for many years is always available for post laser tattoo removal concerns or complications.

 

Tattoo Removal Process

Decorative tattoos have a history dating back at least 5,000 years. The desire to remove them has probably existed just as long. Early attempts to remove tattoos included sanding, cutting, and burning of the skin, which left scarring. These removal techniques were replaced by dermabrasions, salabrasions, and C02 lasers, which still left scarring and could not differentiate tattoo colors. The advent of Q-switched lasers in the early 1990′s permitted the removal of darker tattoo inks with very low risk of scarring. The latest generation of Q-switched lasers, developed in the late 1990′s, is capable of removing multiple tattoo inks.

The laser uses an intense beam of light to remove and lighten the tattoo, without harming the surrounding healthy skin cells. The light energy may be delivered as a continuous wave of light or in pulses. When the ink particles of the tattoo absorb the light from the laser, they are broken up into tiny fragments. These fragments are then absorbed through the body’s natural cleansing mechanism, fading and removing the tattoo. This cleansing process generally takes several weeks. A perflouorodecalin-infused transparent patch (PFD-infused patch) is the latest FDA approved addition to the physicians' tattoo removal process.  It is a "rapid multipass treatment of tattoos with highest tolerated fluence (energy) facilitated by a transparent PFD-infused patch clears tattoos more rapidly than conventional methods".1

Tattoo Removal Options

We offer complete removal, lightening, or partial removal of tattoos. An example of partial tattoo removal is removing a name inside of a tattoo banner, skillfully removing the name without disturbing the surrounding tattoo.

We encourage patients to consider lightening existing tattoos before applying a professional cover-up. Existing tattoos are often visible underneath a cover-up. Lightening your existing tattoo creates the opportunity for a perfect cover-up from your artist. We welcome input from your tattoo artist to best determine the level of lightness required for the best look of your body art.

Age Spot Removal Process

Q-switched pulsed lasers are designed to remove pigmented skin lesions, such as age spots, sun spots senile melanin and freckles. It is now considered to be the treatment of choice, by medical authorities.

The laser uses a beam of light to remove the melanin, which is the cause of the pigmentation. There is no harm to surrounding healthy cells. When the melanin; absorbs the light from the laser, it is broken into tiny fragments. These fragments are then absorbed through the body melanin; removing the pigmented lesion. The process usually occurs within a few weeks.

What Sets Us Apart

  1. We utilize the Zimmer Chiller for significant reduction of pain. Read more...
  2. Addtionally, our physicians may utilize local anesthetic injections for pain control.

1. Lasers in Surgery and Medicine 47:613-618, 2015 c 2015. The authors "Laser in Surgery and Medicine published by Wileg Periodicals Inc. 

 

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