Lazer Tattoo Removal
traditional methods of tattoo removal:
Traditional methods of tattoo removal are still used, laser tattoo removal has produced better, more accurate and satisfying results for patients without a significant increase in cost. Usually, these traditional methods are used when laser tattoo removal treatment is not available.
During a laser tattoo removal treatment, the laser’s high energy light breaks up the tattoo ink into tiny particles, which are gradually eliminated by the body. Laser tattoo removal may cause slight discomfort, though a local anesthetic can be used to eliminate the pain. Following a laser tattoo removal treatment, minor side effects such as red and tender skin may occur, these tend to diminish within a week.
The tattoo is cut out and the skin is sewn back together leaving big unsightly scars after the long healing process.
The skin is painfully sanded away, leaving a scar and pale area.
These include creams and lotions designed to make a tattoo less visible. These do not completely eliminate a tattoo but could help to fade it.
Before & After
- Each tattoo has different characteristics that influence the number of removal sessions necessary. These include: size, color, type of ink used, whether the tattoo is old or new, was done by a professional, or an amateur tattooist.
- The maximum area recommended for laser removal during a session is about the size of a palm (approximately 6” x 4”)
- In most cases, laser tattoo removal takes between 6 and 12 treatments and can be spread over several months or a few years.
- A different laser is needed for each tattoo color. Some tattoos can require between 15 and 20 treatments before they are completely removed. Turquoise tattoos are some of the most difficult to eliminate because there isn’t a laser that targets the color effectively.
- We do not remove: white tattoos and black-light tattoos, as the black-light tattoo ink has not been proven to be entirely safe for human skin.
Laser tattoo removal is the only clinically-proven method of removing a tattoo without causing scarring. For more than a decade they have been designed to create ultra-short pulses of light energy that shatter ink in a tattoo into the smallest particles for the body to remove naturally.
The average laser tattoo removal cost ranges from $200 to $500 per treatment session. The price is dependent on many factors, including the size, age, depth and the color of the tattoo.
That’s why some tattoos appeal ‘faded’ as they get older. In general, an older tattoo will take fewer sessions to remove than a new tattoo. Contrary to what you might think, darker inks are actually easier to remove than lighter inks, with black ink being the easiest to remove.
It can be as simple as speeding up your heart rate. Exercising regularly can increase both your lymphatic system and blood flow which will, in turn, expel ink particles faster. You should wait between 1-2 days after each treatment before exercising. Your body system needs proper hydration in order to work, but water can help to speed up the tattoo removal process in a wide variety of ways. More water will allow your kidneys to flush out toxins such as broken-down ink more quickly.