How are tattoos removed?
We use the most effective technology for tattoo removal on the market. Earlier methods in tattoo removal involved the use of dermabrasion, salabrasion, surgery and CO2 lasers, but these procedures left behind scars or lighter skin in place of the tattoo. Our laser sends light that passes through the skin and is absorbed by the ink, causing the tattoo ink to break down. The ink is then absorbed and disposed of by the body. The results are usually excellent for tattoo removal.
How many treatment sessions will it take to remove the tattoo?
Professional tattoos may require 5-10 treatments. Homemade tattoos usually require only 1-4 treatments. The number of treatments depends on the amount and type of ink used, the depth of the ink in the skin, the location of the tattoo, and individual health considerations. Treatments are spaced 6-8 weeks apart.
Do all colors of ink disappear equally as well?
No; dark (blue/black) inks and red inks fade best. Oranges, yellows, and purples usually respond well. Green, light teal/sky blue inks are the most difficult to remove. However, multiple treatments can produce excellent results.
Will the tattoo disappear completely?
In many cases, yes. However, it is very important to know that over 100 tattoo inks are in use worldwide today, and none of them are regulated by the FDA. Not knowing which tattoo ink or how deep or how much was use makes it difficult to predict the degree of removal on any given tattoo.
How much does the treatment cost?
Fees are determined during your consultation. Factors determining price are the color of the inks, type of ink, depth and size of the tattoo. High quality, professional tattoos may require more treatments since there is more ink and it reaches deeper in the skin. We will assess and thoroughly discuss your treatment during the consultation.