About Laser Tattoo Reduction

Laser tattoo reduction is a procedure that effectively removes unwanted tattoos. Tattoo and pigment removal is an essential part of Shonan Beauty. With a growing number of individuals experiencing tattoo regret, the market is expected to hit a year over year growth of 12.7% through 2023.

Candidacy for Laser Tattoo Removal

Anyone with tattoo regret. Our enlighten system is an industry-leading platform for tattoo removal and benign pigmented lesions. It is the first system on the market to feature both nanosecond and picosecond pulse durations and the ideal blend of parameters – the correct wavelengths, the correct spot sizes, and the correct energy levels – to effectively address unwanted pigment and ink.

Benefits and What to Expect

Enlighten features extremely short and high-power picosecond laser pulses which break down the ink particles in tattoos. A ‘picosecond’ is one-trillionth of second and is 1,000 times shorter than the ‘nanosecond’ pulses used in existing lasers for tattoo removal. Picosecond laser pulses have been shown to remove tattoos more completely and in fewer treatment sessions than traditional laser treatments. The Enlighten laser is a safe and effective treatment option for all skin types.

Pain Management

We provide cool compress and topical numbing creams as well as local anesthetics if needed. The process of removal should hurt less than getting the tattoo, however, it’s not comfortable, comparable to a rubber band snapped against the skin. Many patients who have had other lasers for tattoo removal note a significant decrease in the discomfort associated with the Enlighten laser by comparison..


Downtime After the Procedure

Patients can return to regular activities immediately following the treatment. We recommend staying out of the sun or allowing any friction against the skin where the tattoo was. 6-8 weeks are usually required between treatments.


Three Commonly Asked Questions

Are there any side effects following the treatment?
Most patients experience redness and swelling immediately following the treatment. These side effects are temporary.
Why are multiple sessions required?
Tattoo ink is deposited deep in the skin. In order to reach all of the ink in the skin, multiple treatment sessions are needed for clearance. The depth, size, and color of the tattoo also impact the number of treatments needed.
Will the tattoo completely disappear?
In many cases, yes. However, it is very important to know that some ink colors are more difficult to clear than others. Consult with your Enlighten provider to determine if Enlighten is right for you.

Additional Facts

We offer cooling, topical and local numbing pain management options. Our Pico Genesis Tattoo Removal Laser is state of the art technology. Laser tattoo removal works by firing laser light into the tattoo, which breaks the ink into microscopic fragments. It’s only when the ink particles are in the smallest of pieces that the body can remove them. Enlighten™ laser tattoo removal is unlike other tattoo removal lasers because it offers both picosecond and nanosecond delivery. You’ll experience faster tattoo removal in fewer treatments for any color tattoo. Expect 3-6 treatments spaced 6 weeks apart. Please note, getting rid of a tattoo is much more complicated than getting one. It’s not always possible to completely erase a tattoo. The ink colors, ink types, age of the tattoo and depth of the ink deposits all factor into the final level of clearance. We’ll always aim for 100%, but even when it’s not possible to completely remove a tattoo, you can expect effective fading.