WHAT IS ENLIGHTEN?
Enlighten is the most advanced laser system for the effective and safe removal of tattoos and benign pigmented lesions. It uses faster, cutting-edge technology (called pico technology) that delivers greater laser energy at an incredible speed. The treatment causes a rapid thermal expansion that breaks down the tattoo pigment so that it can be absorbed and excreted from the body with less chance of scarring, less discomfort, and less recovery time than previous treatment methods.
HOW IS ENLIGHTEN DIFFERENT FROM OTHER LASER TATTOO REMOVAL METHODS?
The Enlighten features extremely short and powerful picosecond laser pulses. A ‘picosecond’ is one-trillionth of a second and 1,000 times shorter than the ‘nanosecond’ pulses used by previous lasers.
DOES IT HURT?
Prior to the procedure, the doctor will administer lidocaine to the treatment area to prevent any intense pain during treatment. Patients compare the procedure to a rubber band being snapped against their skin.
HOW LONG IS THE RECOVERY TIME?
Aside from temporary redness and swelling immediately following the procedure, most patients have little to no down time post-treatment and can return to regular activities immediately.
HOW MANY TREATMENT SESSIONS ARE REQUIRED?
The total number of treatments will vary depending on the composition, depth, color, and size of your tattoo. You should be prepared for multiple sessions and Drs. Shakov can give you a better idea of the total number of treatments needed during your consultation and once you begin treatment.
WILL THE TATTOO DISAPPEAR COMPLETELY?
In many cases, yes! However, some ink colors are more difficult to clear than others. Drs. Shakov will be able to determine if Enlighten is right for you during a consultation.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Our pricing is dependent upon the size of the tattoo.