Imber Medical

Tattoo Removal

Aesthetic Medicine located in St. Simons Island, GA

Whether you have come to regret a tattoo or have pigment issues like acne scarring, birthmarks, or hyperpigmentation, aesthetic specialist Laura Slack, MD, and the skilled team at Imber Medical can help. Dr. Slack offers tattoo removal at the elegant office in St. Simons Island, Georgia, using the Cutera Enlighten® Pico laser system for top-of-the-line results. To learn more, contact the Imber Medical office by phone or online today.

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Tattoo Removal Q & A

How does tattoo removal work?

Leading-edge equipment and technology are part of Imber Medical’s standard of care, utilizing Cutera Enlighten and PICO Genesis treatments to clear your skin of unwanted pigment and give it the smooth appearance you desire.

The Enlighten laser emits short energy pulses to shatter the unwanted pigment or tattoo ink under your skin. PICO Genesis uses nonthermal energy to address various skin pigmentation issues and makes an excellent lunchtime procedure.

In addition, to Enlighten tattoo removal, you can rely on PICO Genesis to assist with the following:

  • Age spots
  • Acne scar discoloration
  • Facial wrinkles and lines
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Melasma
  • Pigmented lesions

Your concerns and goals are top priority at Imber Medical, so your treatment plan will be meticulously tailored to meet your needs. Your provider assesses your areas of concern, reviews your health history, lifestyle, and medications, and ensures treatment is safe for your skin.

What can I expect during my tattoo removal or pigment treatment?

Before your tattoo removal treatment, the Imber Medical team cleanses and preps your skin and may apply a topical anesthetic. You may not need to be numbed if you are having a pigment treatment.

The Enlighten laser emits short energy pulses to shatter the unwanted pigment or tattoo ink under your skin. These pulses may feel like flicks from a rubber band, and most patients tolerate the treatment very well.

What can I expect once my pigment treatment or tattoo removal is complete?

After your treatment, the Imber Medical team applies a cream or ointment to the targeted skin and wraps the area to protect it. You may experience swelling, redness, tenderness, crusting, or itching, or the area may feel similar to when you’ve sunburned.

Don’t be discouraged if the area darkens briefly — this will slough off after a few days. The Imber Medical team will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions.

You don’t have to see your skin marred by unwanted tattoos, pigment, or skin concerns when Imber Medical has readily available safe, effective solutions. Schedule a consultation to discuss your concerns with a knowledgeable provider by clicking the online scheduling link or calling the office today.