Laser Tattoo Removal Chicago

realself-top100-doctor-2015Many people have second thoughts about their tattoos. Fortunately, you don’t have to live with your decision forever. We are proud to offer breakthrough tattoo removal with the our technology; PiQo4 lasers.  You can erase unwanted tattoos with the most advanced laser treatment available for safe and effective tattoo removal. PiQo4 and other lasers target unwanted ink more effectively than ever before, successfully removing difficult ink colors, such as blues and greens, as well as previously treated tattoos. All this can be accomplished without damaging the surrounding tissue.

You can’t be 100% certain on what your tattoo artist’s ink consists of.  Manufacturers of inks and pigments are not required to reveal the contents. A professional who mixes his or her own inks from dry pigments will be most likely to know the composition of the inks. However, the information is proprietary, so you may or may not get answers to questions.

Most tattoo inks technically aren’t inks. They are composed of pigments that are suspended in a carrier solution. Contrary to popular belief, pigments usually are not vegetable dyes. Today’s pigments primarily are metal salts. This is why breaking up the ink is not the best way to remove ink, but one needs to eliminate the toxic metals from the body.

With the assistance of our erbium laser, we cause the dermis to shed the ink to the outside as opposed to only the lymphatics, which exposes the body to toxic chemicals and metals.

Results vary from patient to patient. Here are few reasons why:

Tattoo Ink – Each pigment may be composed of several different colors that absorb energy at different wavelengths. It can take multiple sessions to target the different ingredients contained in just one ink. Having multiple piqo lasers allows us to remove all ink colors (except white) safely and efficiently.

Your Body – Everyone’s immune system is different. The process of removal involves fracturing the ink particles so the body’s lymphatic system can absorb and ultimately eliminate the foreign substance.

Location of Tattoo – Different parts of the body respond differently to laser treatments. Because the skin varies in both dermal thickness and relative blood flow, one area of the body can respond quite differently than another.

Skin Type – Generally, lighter skin responded better to lasers of all kind. However, we can work with all skin types and tones with great results.

Tattoo Quality – Modern tattooing methods have made tattoos bolder, sharper and longer lasting than ever before. Homemade tattoos versus professional plays a role in removal. The more ink in the skin, the longer the process can take.

Patience – Tattoo removal is a commitment however; it works. Your patient with our technology is the perfect combination and answer to your tattoo removal prayers.


What sets Ritacca Tattoo Removal apart from other tattoo removal clinics?

Dr. Ritacca utilizes the dermal clearing method which breaks down the ink of the tattoo into fine particles which your body rids instead of getting trapped in the lymph nodes.  Our center is committed to excellence. We have successfully removed over 12,000 tattoos. We have an outstanding reputation in the Midwest for our pricing and our technology and we are nationally recognized by many professional tattoo artists.

Call Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa, Vernon Hills, at 847-367-8815 to set up your complimentary Chicago tattoo removal consultation, or click here to email us. Serving Libertyville, Gurnee, Mundelein and all surrounding areas.

Additional Information

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Call Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa, Vernon Hills, at 847-367-8815 for more information on our Services, or email us at info@ritaccalasercenter.com. Serving Libertyville, Gurnee, Mundelein and all surrounding areas.

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"I’m so glad to have found your center. I will highly recommend you and will return for any needs I may have. Thank you again."
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"I have been thrilled with my experience, the doctor and staff are outstanding!"
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