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How does Enlighten laser tattoo removal work?

Our enlighten™ laser features extremely short and high-power picosecond laser pulses which efficiently and quickly break down the ink particles in tattoos. A picosecond is one-trillionth of a 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 used historically in the past.

How many treatment sessions are required?

The total number of treatments vary depending on the composition, depth and the color of the ink, as well as the size of the tattoo. You should be prepared for multiple treatment sessions, and your provider can give you a better idea of the total number of treatments needed during your consultation and once your treatments begin.

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. Depth, size and color of the tattoo also impact the number of treatments needed.

Will the tattoo disappear completely?

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.

Are there any side effects following the treatment?

Most patients experience redness and swelling immediately following the treatment. These side effects are temporary.

Is there any downtime associated with the treatment?

Patients can return to regular activities immediately following the treatment.

How does laser body sculpting work?

TruSculpt is an energy based procedure that delivers controlled yet comfortable does of therapeutic heat to the target zone, firming and smoothing areas over time. The heat and energy kill the fat cells.

Is the procedure painful?

While pain varies from patient-to-patient, most truSculpt patients find the procedure comfortable and therapeutic.

I just had the procedure. Why don’t I look different?

Our treatment isn’t an instant fix. Healing and recovery may be required before you begin to see the changes you desire .While results vary by patient, results have been seen as early as 4 weeks, with optimal results typically achieved at 12 weeks.

How does laser nail treatment work?

The laser kills the fungus that lives in and under nails.  The laser light passes through the nail without causing damage to the nail or the surrounding skin.  At the time of the procedure, the nail will not become instantly clear.  It takes time to grow out.

What can I expect in the doctor’s office?

Call our central appointment office for Oregon at (503) 544-2794 or toll free at 1-877-597-6245 to schedule an appointment.  When you have treatment, included  are  appropriate  instructions to reduce the chance of re-infection.

Is the procedure painful?

Most people feel no pain. Some people feel a warming sensation and very few feel a pinprick sensation.

Is there a recovery period?

No, just walk in and walk out.

How long does the procedure take?

The laser procedure takes less than 30 minutes.

Will the fungus come back?

The fungus is killed after one treatment and typically the doctor recommends care techniques to reduce recurrence of the infection.  There is a chance of reinfection because the fungus is present everywhere in the environment.  Our success rate is about 65-70% depending on initial severity. Some cases will require multiple treatments

When can I paint my nails or have a pedicure?

You can apply polish immediately after the treatment.  It is important to remove all nail polish and nail decorations the day before your treatment.

How do I pay for the treatment?

Credit cards, cash, money orders are all accepted.  You may also use your Medical IRA, Health Savings, or Flexible Spending Account.

Is this covered by my insurance?

This procedure is considered aesthetic and therefore health insurance plans do not provide coverage.  If you have a Health Savings
Account or Medical IRA, 100% of the cost can be covered.

How are we different then other laser treatment providers.

Cascade Laser Clinic was the first to market a laser fungal removal nail treatment. We have treated more cases than any other practices, We have the experience to get the results you want.