As life goes on, interests and feelings change. While some forms of expression are temporary, tattoos are (almost) a permanent option that provide a challenge if we want to remove them later on in life.
How It Works
- A topical anesthetic cream and chill-producing machine are used to minimize discomfort.
- Laser light and heat are used to breakup ink particles in the skin.
- Broken ink particles are moved through the lymphatic system until the body expels them.
- Antiseptic cream and sunscreen are recommended for post-treatment.
*The laser pulses feel similar to being snapped with a rubber band.
- Most tattoos need three to ten treatments of twenty minutes per month
- Older ink is usually more challenging than newer ink
- Blues and blacks are easier to remove than greens, reds, and other colors
- Amateur-created tattoos are easier because ink is not as deep as professional tattoos
- Cost depends on size and color of tattoo: Average Treatment - $175
Warning: Treatment may cause a temporary hypo pigmentation (lightening of the skin). If you are prone to keloids, which are irregular-shaped scars that grow above the skin, laser treatments may not be right for you. Please discuss your options with your physician.