Most patients describe Laser Tattoo Removal as feeling prickly sensation, like rubber bands snapping on your skin. Afterwards, it might feel like a sunburn. Each patient has his or her own level of skin sensitivity and pain threshold, and different areas on the body are also more sensitive than others. To help make the experience more comfortable, we offer PRO-NOX and topical anesthetic.
The most common reactions include redness and swelling, though bleeding may sometimes occur. After treatment, the treated area will likely scab, and it will not be until the scab falls off that it’s clear whether or not the treatment was successful. Keep the wound covered with gauze and regularly redress the area, careful to not interfere with the scab.
Yes! If you have only a part of a tattoo you wish to remove (ahem, like the name of an ex), we can customize your treatment to remove only the desired portion, which you can have tattooed later when you have fully recovered from all required sessions.
Brooke is a board certified Physician Assistant dual-licensed in the states of North Carolina and New York. She attended Long Island University’s Physician Assistant program where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and was a member of the Alpha Eta and Pi Alpha Honor Societies. Brooke received her undergraduate degree in Biology and English with a minor in psychology, graduating Cum Laude, from Lehigh University. Brooke attended Boston University’s School of Medicine and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Medical Sciences. Brooke trained with Dr. Alan Studley in internal and family medicine before specializing in medical and cosmetic dermatology. She trained with numerous internationally renowned dermatologists and plastic surgeons in New York City and has worked with L’Oréal Paris performing full-body skin examinations and skin cancer screenings. She has been published in beauty blogs for her work in cosmetic dermatology. Brooke has extensive training in facial anatomy and performs non-invasive sculpting and rejuvenation of the face and body utilizing neurotoxins, dermal fillers, and state-of-the-art laser resurfacing. She has a highly personalized approach with each individual patient and works closely with them to achieve natural and authentic looking results while emphasizing the safety and efficacy of each procedure. Brooke believes that maintaining your physical appearance can be beneficial for your mental well-being. In addition to treating a wide range of medical and cosmetic dermatologic conditions, Brooke performs the diVa laser for vaginal rejuvenation therapy to help women achieve optimal feminine health and vitality.
Catherine is a North Carolina native, attended Saint Mary’s School, UNC-Chapel Hill for bachelor degrees in psychology and chemistry then in nursing, and then Duke University for her master’s degree in nursing informatics. She has been a registered nurse for 18 years; first as a pediatric hematology and oncology nurse at Duke University Medical Center where she worked with amazing kids and their families while they journeyed through bone marrow transplant, and then supporting patients through cosmetic and reconstructive surgery and as an Allergan EPIC certified nurse injector helping patients achieve more youthful appearances in a local plastic surgery practice. She is trained in the Sciton JOULE system to provide hybrid fractional laser treatments including diVa and Halo Pro. With her master’s degree in utilizing technology to deliver safer and more efficient patient care, Catherine is dedicated to staying on the forefront of current aesthetic practices to provide her clients with safe and personalized treatment based on their goals and desires. She also works with Dr. Collins’ surgical team, is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses, and is CANS (Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist) certified. At home, Catherine and her husband Chris are busy raising four children and chasing after their two Labrador retrievers.
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