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What is Tattoo Removal?

Painting of the human body goes back to the beginning of recorded history, and thus the removal of unwanted tattoos has probably been around that long as well. The variety of techniques used to apply tattoos is staggering; the source of the ink, where on the body the tattoo is applied, colors and designs used, even the depth into the skin can vary dramatically. Thus the approach that the practitioner faces to remove tattoos must take into account that every person and every tattoo that is unique.

Our Technicians

At Preventive Esthetics, providing consistent and transformational results is the banner of our business. Each member of our team has gone through extensive and continuous training to keep up to date with the latest technology and techniques. As licensed and certified professionals, our staff have the knowledge to protect your beauty in a way that can reshape your confidence. Our passion is not only making you look your best, but also to educate each patient on how to maintain their results long term.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are Q switched lasers effective to treat tattoos?

The Q-Switched Laser has become the gold standard treatment for across all colors of tattoo removal. By creating a very short high energy pulse, the tattoo ink is thermo-acoustically broken up into minute particles that the body can readily absorb. As the laser attacks the tattoo, a light grey “frosting” appears on the tattoo, a signal that the appropriate energy was applied and the removal process will begin.
As the industry grows, so do the number of devices on the market. Not all devices are created equal and successful outcome depends on a variety of factors. The Spectra with its high power output and variety of dye hand pieces from Lutronic has become a gold standard for removing tattoos.

How does Lutronic's Q-switched laser work?

Removal of tattoos depends on the principle of selective photothermolysis; when the proper wavelength is applied the ink absorbs the energy preferentially, causing it to break down. The body’s natural healing processes remove broken down pigment over time. Surrounding tissue is largely unaffected, but not entirely spared, so tattoo removal is typically uncomfortable for patients. Numerous sessions are required to maximize results.

See Our Patients Results

See for yourself what you can achieve with preventive esthetics: The images within are of preventive esthetics clients who’ve achieved amazing results with our state-of-the-art procedures.