Laser Tattoo Removal in Chicago, IL

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What is Laser Tattoo Removal?

There may be a number of reasons why you no longer want your tattoo. We understand at Lincoln Park Aesthetics, which is why our office is a no-judgment zone for patients with or without tattoos. Regardless of why you want your body art removed from your skin, we will do our best to accommodate your request. Advances in laser tattoo removal have made it possible to lighten, fade, or eradicated the unwanted tattoo in its entirety. By breaking down the ink in your skin into smaller pieces, the laser will allow your body to continue the process until the ink is no longer visible on your skin. Visit our practice in Chicago, IL, and find out more about our current, state-of-the-art technology for laser tattoo removal.

Can You remove my unwanted body art?

There are several factors that might increase the success of your tattoo removal. Likely candidates for laser tattoo removal:

  • Have strong immune systems to break down ink properties in the skin
  • Are in good overall health
  • Are nonsmokers
  • Eat a well-balanced diet
  • Have a strong contrast between the color of the ink and the pigment of the skin (the bolder the contrast, the greater the result)
  • Have tattoos that are several years old (the older a tattoo is, the better it may respond to treatment)

Our Laser Tattoo Removal Technique

As soon as our aesthetics team decides that your skin is ideal for tattoo removal treatment, the tattoo will be prepped with a thorough cleansing and an application of numbing cream. You will be asked to put protective eyewear over your eyes. Our aesthetics team will then apply the laser over the tattooed skin in short but effective sessions. The treatment time varies and depends on the size of the tattoo. In some circumstances, the tattoo may require numerous treatments before obvious results can be seen. Size, color, location, and the age of the tattoo can determine the number of treatments necessary to effectively remove the tattoo. During your consultation, the treatment regimen will be reviewed and any questions regarding the number of estimated sessions will be provided at that time.

What to Expect

At the end of each laser treatment, a topical cream will be applied to the area. Bandages will be used to keep the area protected when necessary. You may notice redness, sensitivity, and swelling.  After laser tattoo removal, many describe the feeling as a sunburn and experience a slight scabbing of the skin. It is important to follow aftercare instructions carefully to speed up the healing process. Once the area has healed, your next session may be scheduled. Our aesthetics team recommends scheduling treatments more than 4 – 7 weeks apart. After each treatment session, you will see the tattoo become lighter (the degree of removal will vary from patient to patient). Due to the various types of inks used in tattooing, the results and the number of treatments may vary.

Treat Yourself with laser tattoo removal

Are you settling with old body art you no longer love on your skin? At Lincoln Park Aesthetics, we can empathize and wish to offer a solution. With our laser tattoo removal system, we can provide thrilling results to women and men. If you have a tattoo you want to fade away or want to know more about the removal process, we encourage you to reach out to our facility in Chicago, IL today. 

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*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.