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.
Laser Tattoo Removal Reviews
"I actually like this place a lot. I bought 2 groupon packages from here - a laser facial and 4 tattoo removal sessions (one of which I haven’t been able to get to due my school schedule). The staff has always been very friendly and knowledgeable, and they introduced me to epionce which has been a staple of my skin care regimen this winter. It’s definitely on the pricey side, but that’s to be expected from a med spa in lincoln park. Looking forward to future facials from here and to completing my final tattoo removal sesh. Great place."- M.C. / Yelp / Dec 16, 2016
"I love this place! I’m having laser hair and tattoo removal here and couldn’t say enough good things. Danie is the sweetest; she’s really considerate to make sure I’m comfortable during treatments. She really looks out for me and keeps me posted about specials and new things they offer that she thinks I would like. The place is clean, professional, and feels like a doctors office."- K.M. / Yelp / Feb 19, 2015
"LPA has always been my trusted place to get quality laser tattoo removal done for a great price. I have gone to them for years and am almost done with the removal process. Lauren has been great! The laser they use is very effective-- better than Picosure in my opinion. Highly recommend!!"- K.D. / Yelp / Mar 05, 2018
"We were very skeptical about the tattoo removal procedure because my husband has very sensitive skin and we had heard it is a very lengthy process. However, after multiple pricey consultations with other aesthetics, we decided to try one more place. So glad we did. We have been very pleased with the place (very clean), prices, staff, products and procedure from Day 1. We travel 3 hours one-way and it is worth our trips. My husband has now been seen by Danie for 8-months for tattoo removal sessions. The medical barrier cream that Danie recommends works wonders for my husband’s skin and his tattoos are fading wonderfully. The staff and owner are very polite, accommodating and punctual, which we greatly appreciate due to our travel time.We may need additional sessions for the tattoos to completely fade away but we are more than pleased with the results thus far. See for yourself........"- C.M. / Yelp / Oct 13, 2015
"When I was younger I got a burn which resulted in a large depressed (quarter sized) scar on the side of my face. After two Bellafill treatments the scar has never looked better. Maggie was gentle and the injection itself wasn’t painful. She explained the whole process, safety of the treatment, and what to expect. I recently had engagement photos done, and I’m so happy I didn’t have to be self-conscious of my scar. I came to Lincoln Park Aesthetics looking for scar treatment, now I’ve been introduced to Dysport, tattoo removal, and skin care products. I never thought I would be someone that would get Botox/dysport but I’m really happy with how much the wrinkles have improved. It’s easy to become a regular here, the staff is knowledgeable, treatments are efficient, products are noticeably different than what you buy at a regular store, results of treatment are life-changing."- A.S. / Yelp / Apr 04, 2016
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.