Laser Tattoo Removal
Advanced Laser Tattoo Removal System
Advanced Laser Tattoo Removal System
We offer Enlighten™ III in our Bloomfield, Connecticut practice which is the most advanced laser tattoo removal system for the effective and safe removal of tattoos and benign pigmented lesions. Enlighten™ III uses both second generation Picosecond and Nanosecond technology, which allows our medical providers to individualize treatments in order to achieve faster and more complete tattoo clearance of all colors on all skin types. Enlighten™ III can remove tattoos in significantly fewer treatments compared to traditional Q-switched laser technology, as well as treat tattoos that have stopped responding to it. We are the first in the Greater Hartford area to offer laser tattoo removal with Enlighten™.
Before and After
*Individual results may vary
Watch Dr. Padilla discussing and performing an Enlighten™ III laser tattoo removal treatment on WTNH News 8 (ABC CT):
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Frequently Asked Questions
Enlighten™ III has dual pulse speeds (750/660 Picoseconds and 2 Nanoseconds) and three unique wavelengths (1064 nm, 670nm and 532nm). Dual pulse speeds makes it possible to shatter ink particles in the way most appropriate for a particular tattoo, while three wavelengths allows more effective removal of all colors from a single tattoo. Enlighten™ also has a wide spot-size range (2mm to 8mm) which allows small and large tattoos to be removed in a similar amount of time. As a result, Enlighten™ III can remove tattoos more completely and in significantly fewer treatments, regardless of colors involved and skin type, than alternative laser tattoo removal technologies.
The total number of laser tattoo removal treatments required varies depending on the composition, depth and the color of the ink, as well as the size of the tattoo. Patients should be prepared for multiple treatment sessions approximately 8 to 12 weeks apart. For fresh tattoos, the skin must be completely healed (typically takes at least two weeks) before beginning treatment. Our medical providers will be able to estimate the number of treatments that will be required during your consultation. Enlighten™ III, however, can remove tattoos in significantly fewer treatments compared to traditional Q-switched technology.
Tattoo ink is deposited deep in the skin. In order to reach all of the ink in the skin, multiple treatment sessions are needed for clearance. Depth, size and color of the tattoo also impact the number of treatments needed.
Yes, in most cases. We will determine if Enlighten™ III laser tattoo removal will meet your expectations during your consultation.
Patients compare the sensation to a rubber band being snapped against their skin. We can provide topical anesthetics to minimize discomfort.
No. Enlighten™ III provides the safest, most advanced and effective laser tattoo removal treatment option for all skin types. Sometimes the skin is scarred when the tattoo is originally applied, but Enlighten™ III will not create a scar.
Most patients experience some redness and swelling immediately following the treatment. These side effects are temporary and the skin heals completely over time.
No. Patients can return to regular activities immediately following the treatment.
Our pricing is very competitive, especially since Enlighten™ III requires significantly fewer treatments than alternative approaches and we offer complimentary consultations with one of our medical providers. If you would like us to determine treatment fee in your particular case, please send us two pictures of your tattoo via the form below, one with a ruler next to it length wise, and one with a ruler next to it width wise. We also offer convenient monthly payment plans through CareCredit. Check for current promotions and special offers.