Tattoo Removal Specialist

Stirling Skin Care Clinic

Skin Care Clinics located in Casper, WY

It doesn’t matter if you don’t like your tattoo or you just want that name off your arm, you can get safe and effective laser tattoo removal at Stirling Skin Care Clinic. With an office located in Casper, Wyoming, Cory Stirling, MD and Renee Stirling, MD use the innovative CuteraⓇ enlighten™ laser system to perform your tattoo removal. With this device, Dr. Cory and Dr. Renee can erase your tattoo regret. To learn more about the procedure, call the office today to schedule your initial consultation. You can even book your appointment online.

Tattoo Removal Q & A

Stirling Skin Care Clinic

How does laser tattoo removal work?

Dr. Cory and Dr. Renee use the Cutera enlighten laser system to rid you of your unwanted tattoo. With a dual-pulse duration, the enlighten combines picosecond and nanosecond pulses to break up ink molecules in your tattoo.

Safe and effective, this laser system focuses on the pigments in your tattoo, sending laser light energy directly into it without damaging the surrounding tissue. This energy essentially shatters the ink molecules into tiny pieces, which your body excretes.

Can all tattoos be removed?

With the enlighten laser system, the team at Stirling Skin Care Clinic can remove most tattoos and reduce the appearance of all tattoos. The success of your laser tattoo removal depends on a variety of factors, including the tattoo’s:

  • Colors
  • Age
  • Size
  • Depth
  • Location
  • Ink type

Over time and with multiple treatments, most tattoos fade to the point of near-invisibility. During your initial consultation, Dr. Cory or Dr. Renee examine your tattoo and discuss the projected outcome.

How long does laser tattoo removal take?

Tattoo removal requires multiple treatment sessions. The depth of the ink, the location of the tattoo, and its age all influence how many treatments you need.

For instance, solid black tattoos often require fewer treatments than blue ones. Homemade tattoos often take 5-7 treatments, while professional tattoos take 8-15 removal sessions.

Wait 4-12 weeks between treatment sessions to allow your skin to heal.

How do you care for your skin after laser tattoo removal?

After each laser tattoo removal treatment, your skin requires care similar to a new tattoo. For the first 24 hours post-treatment, ice the area to reduce pain and inflammation. Elevate the area and limit its mobility.

Use a skin protectant, such as petroleum jelly, to keep the area moist. Keep the area covered and protect it from scrapes and bumps. Avoid getting it wet and cover the area when you’re in the sun. After 24 hours, you can resume all normal activities except swimming.

Throughout your entire treatment, avoid soaking the area in swimming pools, hot tubs, or pedicure bowls. You should also avoid sun exposure and tanning beds.

If you have a tattoo that you regret, now is the time to get rid of it. Call Stirling Skin Care Clinic today to schedule your initial consultation or book your appointment online.