Laser Tattoo Removal

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The Philadelphia Area’s Laser Tattoo Removal Experts

Whether you’ve fallen out of love or want to make a change to a tattoo, Strella Aesthetics has a fantastic approach to lightening or removing tattoos in the Philadelphia area. At Strella, we use the Medlite C6 laser, which uses specialized light to ensure optimal tattoo removal while leaving the surrounding skin unharmed. In many cases, more than 95% of the tattoo fades or completely disappears without scarring.

The Medlite C6 laser is more effective on black, red, brown, blue, and green ink, but will work on other colors. Most clients require 8-12 treatments, but you may need more or less, depending on your tattoo. Every tattoo is unique in terms of size, color, the type of ink used, and the depth of the ink in the skin, so it is important to talk to a professional about any specific questions or concerns.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The only tattoo removal laser we use is a Medlite C6. This laser is great for removing black, red, brown, blue and green inks.
The discomfort of laser tattoo removal is often described as a “rubber band snapping the skin” but can vary from patient to patient. We do our utmost to minimize any pain or discomfort possible. We use cold ice rollers to cool the area being treated and can also use a topical numbing cream to lessen discomfort.
During your consultation, we will take a look at the size of your tattoo as well as colors within the tattoo so that you can know exactly what the cost per treatment will be.
In many cases, the Medlite laser makes the tattoo completely disappear. More than 95% of the tattoo fades! The number of treatments depends on the amount and type of ink used and the depth of the ink in the skin, but most patients require between 8-12 treatments. However, every tattoo responds differently due to a number of variables. There are variations in ink colors and their chemical compositions, depth and density of ink placement, skin type and individual immune system factors.
Tattoo fading is a slow process and depends on participation by your body’s immune system to work. We recommend that you wait at least 5-6 weeks to get the greatest value from each laser treatment.
During laser treatment, your tattoo may turn white briefly. It then swells somewhat and may turn red, but this usually lasts only a few hours. It is important to keep that tattoo covered with ointment and a bandage for the first day. Usually, it feels like a mild sunburn and does not hurt unless rubbed against. Between your treatments, it is important to keep the tattoo covered from the sun to prevent hyperpigmentation (darkening). You will receive detailed instructions during your appointment.
The type of laser used for tattoo removal does not typically leave scars, although there is a small chance of this. You should inform our tattoo specialist if you have a tendency to form abnormal scars or keloids.
People with darker skin can remove a tattoo with laser, however there is a higher risk of hypopigmentation because the laser may remove pigment from your skin along with pigment from your tattoo. Your Strella specialist can help make this determination.