530 W. Glenoaks Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91202
(818) 551 0030
There is good news for those who have an unwanted tattoo. At Gleanoks Laser Center we offer new laser techniques to remove tattoos with minimal pain and side effects.
The MedLite Laser - the best choice for tattoo removal.
Decorative tattoos have a history dating back at least 5000 years. The desire to remove them has probably existed for just as long. Early attempts to remove tattoos have had less than desirable results. The use of dermabrasion, saltabrasion and Argon or CO2 lasers have left behind scars in place of the tattoo.
The advent of Q-Switched lasers has permitted the removal of most tattoo inks with a very low risk of scarring. The MedLite Q-Switched Nd: YAG laser is the laser of choice in this class of laser. The MedLite can significantly lighten or remove a wide variety of tattoo inks.
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The MedLite laser removes tattoo ink with the energy of light. A laser is a device which is designed to produce one or more specific wavelengths of light. Tattoo ink is removed by using this specific wavelength of light which passes into the skin, but is absorbed by the ink. The rapid absorption of light energy causes the tattoo ink to break into tiny particles which can then be removed by the body’s natural filtering systems. The MedLite laser provides maximum tattoo removal while leaving the surrounding skin unharmed.
The MedLite laser can remove professional, amateur (homemade), traumatic and surgical tattoos.
On the average, professional tattoos require 4 - 12 treatments, while amateur tattoos require 2 - 5 treatments, all spaced approximately 4 - 6 weeks apart. There are several different factors involved in determining how many treatments your particular tattoo will require such as the amount and type of ink used, and the depth of the ink in the skin, but between 4 and 12 treatments is average.
Yes, you can buy one treatment at a time but we offer our patients a package discount: pre-pay for 5 treatments and get one free.
No, our consultation is free. Call us at (818) 551 0030 and schedule a FREE tattoo removal consultation.
Dark (blue, black) and red inks will resolve the best. Oranges and purples usually fade as well. Green and yellow inks are the most difficult to remove, and additional treatments are needed to produce significant fading.
In many cases, yes. Greater than 95% fading of the tattoo may be accomplished. However, it is important to know that there are many types of tattoo inks in use worldwide today, none of which are regulated by the FDA. Not knowing which tattoo ink was used, or how deeply it was applied, makes it impossible for the physician to predict the degree of removal on any given tattoo.
The MedLite laser emits light in very short pulses. The impact of the energy from the powerful pulse of light is similar to the snap of a small rubber band on the skin.The majority of patients do not require anesthesia, depending on the size and location of the tattoo. Anesthesia creams are available if needed.
Everyone responds at a different rate. Some people see a difference with every treatment, while others will not see any change for a few treatments in a row.
Laser experts recommend a minimum of 4-6 weeks between treatments to give you the best result. Healing is not the reason for the spacing of your treatments. The laser does not expel the ink; it breaks it up so your body’s immune system can take it away. If you treat your tattoo too frequently, the laser is simply targeting the ink that it has already been fragmented but that your body hasn’t had enough time to remove completely.
We do not treat these types of tattoos. Some cosmetic inks have metallic bases. When the laser comes in contact with these inks, it can turn black. Be cautious of anyone who says they can effectively remove cosmetic ink. Once this darkening occurs, it cannot be removed by any laser. You may end up with permanent black lip liner. Tattooed eyeliner cannot be removed due to the danger of the laser near the eye, and the ink in permanent eyebrows could migrate up the forehead causing a shadow effect.
An antibacterial ointment and a dressing will be applied to the area immediately after treatment. Occasionally, there will be pinpoint bleeding associated with the treatment. The treated area should be kept clean. Follow post operative instructions exactly as to what to do during the days following the procedure. A shower can be taken the next day, although the treated area should never be scrubbed. If a scab forms it is vital that you do not pick it or scratch it.
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Several wavelengths of laser energy have been used for hair removal and tattoo removal. These lasers are characterized by their wavelength, measured in nanometers (nm).
MedLite® C6 Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser is best known as the industry’s gold standard laser for tattoo removal with low risk of scarring.
NO. LASER stands for Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation. There are two basic types of radiation, (1) Non-ionizing radiation, and (2) Ionizing radiation. Hair removal lasers and tattoo removal lasers produce "non-ionizing" radiation which is simply the radiation of light, and is FDA approved for your skin. Ionizing radiation which represents x-rays, ultra-violet and nuclear radiation is a completely different type of radiation, and is not produced by hair and tattoo removal lasers.
NO. Laser hair and tattoo removal does not cause cancer because it uses non-ionizing radiation to perform procedures. The United States Department of Labor defines non-ionizing radiation as "a series of energy waves composed of oscillating electric and magnetic fields traveling at the speed of light." This type of radiation produces intense heat but does not cause cell mutation. In fact, non-ionizing radiation surrounds us every day. Sources of this type of radiation include ultraviolet light, visible light, power lines, cellular phones, microwave and many household appliances. The lasers used for hair removal produce much the same type of heat as an ordinary light bulb.
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