Laser Tattoo Removal Specialist

Orchid Wellness and Medical Spa -  - Physician-Operated MedSpa

Orchid Wellness and Medical Spa

Physician-Operated MedSpa located in Edmonds, WA

Your tattoos are a physical depiction of your personality. If you don’t like one of your tattoos or have lost your appreciation for it over the years, Shahriar Khezri, MD, and the team at Orchid Wellness and Medical Spa in Edmonds, Washington, can clear it from your skin with Spectra™ laser tattoo removal. For a consultation about laser tattoo removal, call Orchid Wellness and Medical Spa, or book an appointment online today.

Laser Tattoo Removal

What is laser tattoo removal?

Laser tattoo removal is the process of clearing a tattoo from your skin. Although you likely went to get a tattoo under the assumption that the ink is permanent, laser tattoo removal provides a way to reset your skin after an outdated, unsightly, or otherwise undesirable tattoo.

At Orchid Wellness and Medical Spa, you sit down for a consultation with a member of the team to discuss the number of sessions you need and what to expect. They use the Spectra™ laser by Lutronic, one of the most effective medical lasers on the market for multi-color tattoo removal. 

How does laser tattoo removal work?

At Orchid Wellness and Medical Spa, the team uses the Spectra laser on a Q-switched setting to remove your tattoo. Q-switched lasers deliver energy in pulses that last billionths of a second. 

Each pulse of laser energy is powerful enough to shatter the ink within your skin. The shattered ink disperses, making your tattoo less bold. Over the course of a few weeks after each treatment, your body flushes out the ink.

The pulses of laser energy are so short that they don't affect or harm the skin surrounding your tattoo. The short pulses also allow for minimal side effects from your treatment.

You might feel stinging or snapping during laser tattoo removal treatment. While many people don’t need any kind of anesthesia to sit through a session, the team at Orchid Wellness and Medical Spa may offer you a topical anesthetic to make you more comfortable. 

How many laser tattoo removal sessions do I need?

To fully eliminate a tattoo, you likely need a series of several laser tattoo removal sessions. To determine the number of sessions, the Orchid Wellness and Medical Spa team must evaluate:

  • Your tattoo’s size
  • The location of your tattoo
  • The type of ink in your tattoo
  • The color or colors of ink in your tattoo
  • The depth of the tattoo within your skin

The team at Orchid Wellness and Medical Spa helps you book your sessions 4-8 weeks apart to allow your body to remove the broken-apart pigment. Each session causes your tattoo to fade a bit more until you can no longer see it on your skin.

Consult with the team at Orchid Wellness and Medical Spa about laser tattoo removal by booking an appointment over the phone or online today.