Laser Tattoo Removal Specialist

Ohana Medical Spa

Darren S. Chin, MD

Aesthetic Specialist located in Scotch Plains, NJ

Millions of Americans have unwanted tattoos and seek tattoo removal treatment. Dr. Darren Chin of Ohana Medical Spa provides cutting-edge laser tattoo removal technology in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. Today, tattoo removal treatments are more effective and advanced than ever before — Dr. Chin offers the Enlighten® system. If you’d like to inquire about how it works and if laser tattoo removal is right for you, book your consultation online or over the phone to visit the Ohana Medical Spa.

Laser Tattoo Removal Q & A

How does laser tattoo removal work?

Laser tattoo removal uses lasers to deliver pulses of intense light that pass through the top layers of your skin and target the ink particles.

The light breaks the ink into miniature, dust-like particles that are absorbed by your body. Once absorbed, the ink is eliminated by your body’s natural lymphatic system.

Fragmenting the ink particles can take multiple treatment sessions, depending on the depth of the ink (among other factors). Dr. Chin uses the lasers to selectively target the ink without damaging the surrounding skin.

During your treatment, you wear protective eye shields and Dr. Chin places a special handpiece against the surface of your skin and activates the laser light.

The sensation of the laser is well-tolerated and different types of anesthesia, such as a topical anesthetic cream can be used when necessary. Laser tattoo removal is both safe and effective.

What is Enlighten laser tattoo removal?

Dr. Chin also provides the Enlighten® laser tattoo removal system — the world’s first and only laser that uses both pico- and nanotechnology, as well as powerful specifications to deliver faster and better results.

Enlighten is a tri-wavelength system that uses dual pulses and allows Dr. Chin to switch seamlessly between the super-fast pico-pulses — which are over 1000 times faster — and the traditional nano-pulses commonly used with most laser tattoo removal systems.

With Enlighten technology, there’s a significantly reduced chance of scarring, as well as minimal discomfort and no downtime. The multiple wavelengths enable the Enlighten system to treat all colors of ink and deeper set-tattoos.

Who is a good candidate for laser tattoo removal?

Most people are good candidates for laser tattoo removal, but fewer treatments are typically needed for those with fair skin and tattoos on areas such as the arms, chest, or legs — since there’s more body fat.

Older tattoos with multiple colors and tattoos on darker skin can also be more difficult to treat, but modern systems like Enlighten work effectively on almost all skin types, textures, and different tattoos.

Dr. Chin and his skilled medical team use the best quality equipment to give you the best results. To discuss laser tattoo removal, call or book your appointment with Dr. Chin online.