Questions and Answers
Does tattoo removal hurt?
In the past, it was quite painful. However, the new technology of Q-Switch lasers has vastly improved the overall experience. Most clients tolerate laser tattoo removal treatments easily and compare it to being snapped by a rubber band. Since everyone has a different level of tolerance, we make every effort to make your treatment as comfortable as possible. We do offer topical numbing agents (lidocaine) to lessen the discomfort.
What does tattoo removal cost?
YOUR TATTOO IS UNIQUE...AND SO IS THE COST TO REMOVE IT. There are many factors involved in determining the price - a person's skin type, how many ink colors, the type of ink used, how many square inches, where it is on the body, and the person's overall health. Our free consultation allows us to examine the tattoo and determine the cost per treatment (starts as low as $100) and number of estimated treatments necessary. Here’s a great guideline to give you a general idea of the number of treatments you may need - The Kirby-Desai Scale.
Will my tattoo be removed completely?
Yes, in most cases. Our success rate is greater than 90% in fading all of our patients’ tattoos. It is important to know that more than 300 tattoo inks are in use worldwide today, none of which are regulated by the FDA. Not knowing which tattoo ink, how deep, or how much was used, makes it impossible to predict the degree of removal on any given tattoo.
What type of post-care treatment is necessary after laser?
Leave your skin site dry for at least 24 hours. Stay hydrated. Drinking water will assist in the flushing of the ink. Avoid scrubbing the area, abrasive skin cleansers, and the sun. During the course of treatment, we recommend that you wear 30 SPF or higher. A bandage or patch may help to prevent irritation of the treated area. In order for your body to heal properly, we space treatments 4-6 weeks apart.