Laser Tattoo Removal
SPECIAL: good thru 6/20/13
10% off all laser tattoo removal.
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If you have a tattoo you no longer want, you’re not alone. However, tattoos were meant to be permanent, so attempts to remove them in the past have not only proven to be a challenge, but the results have been less than desirable.
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Thanks to recent advances in technology, lasers – developed specifically for tattoo removal – are now considered the most effective and most preferred method of tattoo removal today.
How does laser tattoo removal work?
- Tattoo removal lasers direct energy toward the ink in the skin using pulses of highly concentrated colored light beams.
- The rapid absorption of the light energy fractures the tattoo ink into tiny particles, which is then easily removed by the body’s natural filtering systems.
- The laser selectively targets the pigment of the tattoo while leaving the surround skin unharmed, causing the tattoo to fade or disappear completely.
What types of tattoos can be removed?
The types of tattoos that can be removed by laser are professional, amateur (homemade), traumatic, surgical and cosmetic tattoos.
Can the color of the tattoo ink affect the results of laser tattoo removal?
Yes. Some inks respond better than others. While the black and blue pigments are easier to remove, the green and yellow pigments tend to be more difficult, but usually respond following a prolonged course of treatment
How many laser tattoo removal treatments will I need to remove my tattoo?
The removal of an unwanted tattoo will require multiple treatment sessions. The number of laser tattoo removal treatments depends on the amount, color and type of tattoo ink used, the depth of tattoo ink placed into the skin, and the method of tattoo application.
How long do the laser tattoo removal treatments take?
Depending on the size, color and location of your tattoo, the approximate duration of each laser tattoo removal treatment can range anywhere from several minutes up to 30 minutes.
Is laser tattoo removal painful?
Each person’s threshold for pain tolerance varies, not to mention certain areas of the body tend to be more sensitive than other areas.
The laser light pulses produced by the tattoo removal laser feels similar to the snap of a rubber band on the skin.
A topical anesthetic can be applied and our laser provides a continuous flow of chilled air before, during and after the procedure to further minimize any discomfort during the procedure. Some will tolerate the procedure better than others.
Will the tattoo completely disappear?
In many cases, greater than 95% fading of the tattoo may be achieved with laser tattoo removal treatment. However, due to the numerous tattoo inks in use today we have no way of knowing which tattoo ink was used or how deeply it was applied making it impossible to predict the degree of laser removal on any given tattoo.
Will laser tattoo removal leave a scar?
The majority of patients treated by laser tattoo removal should not develop any scarring. However, it is impossible to guarantee that no scarring will occur given the vast differences between individuals.
How much does it cost to remove a tattoo?
The price to remove a tattoo depends on a number of factors such as the type, size, depth, color, quality of the ink used, location, and the number of treatments required.
Please call us to schedule your free laser tattoo consultation where we will evaluate your tattoo(s), customize a treatment program, and clarify the cost based on your specific needs.
What can I expect after the laser tattoo removal treatment?
After the laser tattoo removal session, you may see some redness, swelling, bruising or pinpoint bleeding in the treated area, and may experience a sunburn type feeling. This is normal and will gradually disappear.
Pre and Post Treatment Instructions
Download the Pre and Post Treatment Instructions Form to learn about what to do before and after the treatment. Remember to sign the form and bring it with you to your session.