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Laser Tattoo Removal: What Is The Medlite System And Is It Painful? - Dr. Laris

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Dr. Laris explains the Medlite laser tattoo removal system and shares if it is painful.

Dr. Laris:
Medlite laser tattoo removal is laser removal of existing tattoos.

The nice thing about the Medlite is it is probably the most powerful laser on the market right now, and with that power we are able to remove tattoo ink without damaging the top layer of skin.

That’s very important because most women that come in that have tattoos in especially visible areas, they don’t want to trade the tattoo for a scar or especially a scar that looks like the tattoo.

They’d like to get rid of the tattoo altogether. And the nice thing about the Medlite laser tattoo removal is we are able to use that high-powered laser to break up the ink that’s under the skin without damaging the top layer of skin.

The most common question I get with laser tattoo removal is, is it painful? And yeah, it’s uncomfortable.

So to make that more comfortable we actually numb up the area before doing the laser tattoo removal. So there’s no pain whatsoever if you have it numbed first.

Many offices, I hear, will use ice for anesthesia. That works fairly well but not as well as actual numbing the spot.

This numbing is a little uncomfortable but not as painful as having the tattoo removed without numbing.

So I would say there’s no pain involved if you are numbed. Without it, it’s very uncomfortable.

About Dr. Lee Laris, D.O.:
Dr. Lee Laris, D.O., is the Medical Director and Chief Cosmetic Surgeon of Phoenix Skin Medical Surgical Group in Phoenix, Ariz. Dr. Laris graduated from Gannon University in Erie, Pa., in 1981 and continued his education at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pomona, Calif., where he received his Medical Degree in 1987. He completed his internship at Grandview Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.

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