Laser Tattoo Removal2019-07-03T11:18:09-08:00

Laser Tattoo Removal

Laser Tattoo Removal with the Harmony XL Pro Laser

Tattoos are a very personal decision, and often, people regret their ink for a variety of reasons. Sometimes the execution of the artwork wasn’t great, a career path may dictate the presence of visible tattoos, or perhaps they have outgrown the meaning of the tattoo. Whatever the reason, Trilogy Medical & Aesthetics effectively removes tattoos of all types with the Harmony XL Pro laser, a multi-dimensional solution for tattoos of all colors and sizes.

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*Individual results may vary. Photo courtesy of Alma Laser*

How Does the Harmony XL Pro Laser Work?

The Harmony XL Pro laser’s potency is in its wavelengths. The high power Q-Switched ND:YAG 1064 nm wavelength specifically targets dark ink colors, such as blue, green, and black, while the 532 nm wavelength hones in on bright inks, like reds, oranges, and yellows. This leaves no color immune from the Harmony XL Pro’s energy, and the ability to manually switch from one wavelength to the other, or combine them both, gives this laser a comprehensive versatility unavailable in other lasers. The Harmony XL Pro’s energy shatters the ink into miniscule particles your body is capable of breaking down and flushing out of your system. Instead of burning away the ink, Harmony XL Pro minimizes the risk of scarring and hypopigmentation by putting your body’s filtering systems to good use, so your tattoo is effectively faded until it’s simply gone.

Because of the manual Q-Switch, tattoo sessions take less time, and the number of required treatments is halved compared to competitor lasers. A process that once took several visits may now be completed in as little as 2-4 treatment sessions, depending on the type of tattoo ink and the area being treated.

What Can I Expect from a Tattoo Removal Treatment?

Pulses of the Harmony XL Pro’s energy target the pigment, breaking it into tiny particles the body is capable of flushing out through the lymphatic system. This will create a superficial wound and turn the tattooed skin white for several minutes. Some patients experience tenderness, bruising, and swelling over the tattoo following treatment, and the development of blisters or scabs is possible 8-72 hours post-treatment. These will heal within 1-2 weeks, and full healing is complete within 4-8 weeks. Additional appointments will be scheduled after the healing period to ensure proper recovery.

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Am I a Good Candidate?

Anyone with an unwanted tattoo is a potential candidate for laser tattoo removal. The Harmony XL Pro laser isn’t only good on all colors, but works on most skin types. During your consultation, you’ll receive a comprehensive treatment plan for removing your tattoo, so you’ll know up front what to expect from your experience.

What Results Can I Expect?

Every patient is different, as is every tattoo. Factors that determine the speed and success of tattoo removal with the Harmony XL Pro laser include:

  • Age, quality, density, and depth of the tattoo’s ink
  • Overall skin condition and tone of the tattoo area
  • Size, colors, and location of the tattoo
  • The rate your body breaks down and filters out the ink

In the few weeks following your tattoo removal session, the body filters out the treated ink particles. As such, it may take all that time to see visible changes to the tattoo from your treatments. Depending on the size of your tattoo, treatments can be as quick as 5-10 minutes, or up to 30 minutes for larger images. After 2-4 sessions with the Harmony XL Pro laser, your tattoo fade enough to be unnoticeable.

Is There Downtime?

Your skin may react to the laser’s energy with scabbing, blisters, or crusting, requiring bandages for up to 2 weeks, which may be visible depending on the tattoo’s location. A cold compress immediately following your treatment may reduce discomfort, and comprehensive aftercare instructions will be provided.

I just want to let you know how much the last treatment has improved a variety of issues that I had before. I am so impressed with how this just eased away my ailments. Dr. Lester’s treatment is such a wholesome, easy way to deal with what I was experiencing.”*

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Interested in learning more about Laser Tattoo Removal? Schedule your consultation with Trilogy Medical & Aesthetics today by filling out the form on the side of this page or by calling one of our three practice locations in Campbell (408) 844-0010, Santa Cruz (831) 600-8117, or Watsonville (831) 724-1164.

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