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.
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 upfront what to expect from your experience.
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 will fade enough to be unnoticeable.