At Purity Wellness Center, we use the Harmony XL laser system by Alma lasers to safely and effectively minimize or eliminate tattoo inks on the skin. The Harmony XL targets and heats the tattoo pigment, without affecting the skin, until the pigment is broken down into particles that are small enough to be naturally processed out of the body. Certain ink colors, such as red, blue and green, can be more difficult to remove, but the Harmony XL can produce dramatic results after multiple treatment sessions.
First, the tattoo and skin are cleaned. During treatment, the laser hand piece will be glided over the surface of the tattoo emitting pulses of light. The size and color of the tattoo determine the length of treatment time and total number of treatments. A tattoo the size of a quarter would take approximately 3-5 minutes to treat. Many patients tolerate treatment without topical anesthetic and report the treatment as feeling similar to rubber band snaps. An ointment is applied following treatment to keep the area moist, and then is covered with a protective dressing.
The number of treatments may vary depending upon the size, color and location of the tattoo. We will work to develop a treatment plan during your visit to the office.
We will give you specific post-treatment instructions. While your skin may be slightly red immediately after the procedure, this should resolve within a few hours. You can resume normal activities following the treatment.
To decide which treatment is best for a particular patient, it is necessary to meet with one of our Medical professionals for a free consultation to discuss all possible methods of skin rejuvenation and skin resurfacing treatments. Your lifestyle will affect how long any treatment results last and using good quality pharmaceutical skin care products alongside is essential to getting the most from your treatment.