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Inverso Laser

Whether you are seeking to remove a tattoo completely, or simply make space for an updated tattoo, Fairlawn Aesthetic can effectively remove multi-colored tattoos with our Inverso Laser.

This same technology can also be used to remove stubborn toenail fungus with just a few short treatments.

Why are tattoos so hard to remove?

Getting a tattoo involves using a mechanized needle to inject ink deep into the layers of your skin. Your body identifies the ink as a foreign substance and tries to eliminate it.

Some ink particles are small enough to be absorbed and evacuated through your lymphatic system. Most, however, are too large to be effectively flushed and remain in the deeper layers of your skin.

How does laser tattoo removal work?

Laser tattoo removal uses concentrated beams of light to blast apart the embedded ink particles and facilitate removal through your lymphatic system.

Our system delivers short pulses of light with high-peak energy. The pigment of your tattoo absorbs the laser energy, and various colors absorb that energy differently. That combination proves both effective and safe for your skin.

Our treatment offers a larger-than-average spot size that enables shorter treatment sessions. It’s also an excellent fit for men and women with darker skin tones.
This makes it more challenging to eliminate specific ink colors completely. It takes several visits to achieve the best possible results.

You might notice the area is lighter or darker than usual for some time. After your session, your skin may be slightly swollen and red. Protecting the area from sun exposure with clothing or high-quality sunscreen would be best.

How many laser tattoo sessions will I need?

During your initial visit, we will evaluate your tattoo and give you an idea of what to expect. Many factors influence laser tattoo removal, including:

  • Age of tattoo
  • Colors used
  • Depth of ink
  • Depths of layers, if any
  • Skin type

Everyone’s body responds differently to laser tattoo removal, so it will take some time to see how many sessions you’ll need. Some people can fully erase their unwanted ink, while a degree of shading stays in place for others. You can expect your tattoo to fade in the weeks after your initial session.

You will better understand how many sessions will be needed and what kinds of results you can expect with a consultation visit.

What is nail fungus?

Nail fungus is common in men and women, but few talk about it openly. The condition is also known as onychomycosis, the same fungus that leads to athlete’s foot causes toenail fungus.

If you have nail fungus, it doesn’t mean you have a weak immune system or poor hygiene. The problem can even affect children.

How do I know if I have nail fungus?

Nail fungus changes the appearance of affected nails, so it’s easy to know if a fungal infection is present. Some things to keep an eye out for include fingernails or toenails that are:

  • Brittle
  • Crumbling
  • Distorted in shape
  • Thick
  • Visibly darkened as a result of debris accumulating beneath the nail Foul or sour smelling
  • Yellow, whitish, or brown

Who is at high risk for toenail fungus?

People with a history of athlete’s foot, have frequent cuts or abrasions on their feet, older people, and people with a history of medical conditions such as psoriasis and diabetes.

How is nail fungus treated?

Many over-the-counter products promise to rid you of nail fungus. Some can provide a little relief but are not strong enough to completely kill the fungus, so the infection often returns. 

Prescription medications can treat nail fungus from within. These drugs, however, are hard on your body, especially your liver.

Fairlawn Aesthetic uses the Inverso™ laser system to treat nail fungus. This procedure uses concentrated beams of light to heat the tissue in your nail and the nail bed, effectively killing all vestiges of the fungus.

The treatments are not painful and don’t take long. Results, however, will take time to appear. Your body will begin producing healthy nail cells right away, and you’ll see your new nails growing in as the infected area grows out.

Regular trimming can help your nails look their best as this process moves forward. It’s also important to take steps to prevent reinfection. Take care not to walk barefoot on communal floors, especially wet ones. It would be best if you also used an antifungal spray to disinfect your shoes to kill all traces of fungus.

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