Includes Online Course and
1-day Practical Training
Contact Admissions office for availability and schedules.
- Mon-Sat 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tattoo Removal Certification
You will learn
- Medical Client Screening
- Hands on Q Switch Yag Tattoo Removal Training Sessions
- Wave Lengths, Techniques
- Safety Insurance Guidelines
- and much more...
How Are Tattoos Removed?
Medical lasers use a beam of light to significantly lighten or completely remove your tattoo. When the ink particles absorb the light from the laser, they are broken up into fragments and then absorbed through your body's immune system. This process generally takes a few weeks. The larger the tattoo, the more sessions it will take to break down the ink particles.
What Will My Skin Look Like After Treatment?
Right after your treatment, your skin will have a white discoloration, and the area around the tattoo may become reddish and appear swollen. This is normal and will disappear slowly over time. Results take about 5 weeks after each treatment. Immediately after treatment, antibacterial ointment and gauze will be applied to the treated area to minimize infection.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Occasionally, a whitening of the skin may occur. However, normal skin tone should return within 6 -12 months following your last treatment session. Since the ink used in tattooing can vary from tattoo to tattoo, some patients have only partial clearing even after several sessions.
Tattoo Removal Options
Before the advent of the medical laser, common techniques included cryosurgery, dermabrasion or excision. These methods can be painful and may often result in scarring. Laser treatments are safer. They are minimally invasive and only target the ink used in the tattoo process. Lasers are now the modern standard for tattoo removal, specifically the Q-switched laser.
What Is The Treatment Like?
Some patients say they feel a slight sting, like the snap of a rubber band on the skin. Many treatments do not require anesthetics. However, some patients feel more comfortable with a local numbing agent, such as a topical anesthetic.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The number of treatments required for optimal results depends on the size, location, depth and color of the tattoo. Treatment should be performed 4 - 8 weeks apart in order to allow the body to remove the maximum amount of tattoo pigment after each treatment.
Each session usually takes 10 - 30 minutes. You will continue to see lightening of your tattoo after each treatment as your body disposes of more pigment. Most patients will see improvement in their tattoos and results can be quite dramatic.
Photographs courtesy of:
Top: J. S. Kang, MD, South Korea
Second: J. S. Kang, MD, South Korea
Third: J. S. Kang, MD, South Korea
Photographs courtesy of: Top: Kevin Duplechain, MD, USA Second: Kevin Duplechain, MD, USA Third: Kevin Duplechain, MD, USA
SPECTRA laser system for Tattoo Removal
- Doctors may select among four laser wavelengths for maximum versatility to treat tattoos in patients of any skin type.
- The system features and a variety of handpieces to give your doctor more options.
- Treatment settings can be easily adjusted to customize treatment to your specific needs for best results as well as maximum comfort during treatment, with extremely low recovery and downtime.