Medical lasers designed for removing pigment from skin work by producing one or more specific wavelengths of light. Tattoo ink is removed by using this specific wavelength of light which passes into the skin, but is absorbed by the ink. The rapid absorption of light energy causes the tattoo ink to break into tiny particles which can then be removed by the body's natural filtering systems. Whether your tattoo is professional, amateur (homemade), traumatic, or surgical, laser technology has advanced enough to treat all kinds of tattoos. Older techniques for tattoo removal such as dermabrasion, saltabrasion and Argon or CO2 lasers are less effective and often leave behind scars in place of the tattoo. A typical scenario for the removal of a professional tattoo is a cycle of 6-8 treatments, while an amateur tattoo may require 4-5 treatments, all spaced approximately 6-8 weeks apart. The number of treatments depends on the amount and type of ink used, and the depth of the ink in the skin.Request a Consultation
About Dr. Tahl N. Humes
Dr. Humes owns and serves as the medical director to Vitahl Medical Aesthetics in Denver, Colorado. She graduated with a BS from Indiana University, completed Medical School at Touro University in California, and Residency at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver. In addition to serving as Medical Director for Vitahl Medical Aesthetics, she is a National Laser Trainer and National Spokesperson for Cutera Lasers.
In addition, Dr. Humes trains physicians, RNs, and PAs from across the nation in advanced injection techniques of BOTOX and advanced dermal fillers, including Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, and Sculptra. Dr. Humes has performed thousands of aesthetic treatments with lasers and injectables. She is in the top 1% of Botox injectors in the country and also the is in the top 5% of Juvederm injectors in the country. She was invited by Allergan to participate in the Juvederm Experience Trials prior to the product's release to the general public. In addition, Dr. Humes is known for her expertise in laser medicine. By offering some of the best laser technology on the market, Dr. Humes and Vitahl are known for their cutting edge laser treatments, such as Pearl and Titan.
Dr. Humes is considered an expert in her field on various websites. She has been interviewed for her cosmetic medical expertise by news affiliates ABC, CBS, and NBC, and has served on expert panels for Cutera Lasers at national presentations.
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