Removing unwanted tattoos
We can remove unwanted tattoos with the MedLite Q-Switched YAG laser, one of the most advanced lasers available today. The MedLite delivers light in very short, high-intensity pulses. It passes through your skin and is absorbed by the tattoo ink, which is then removed by your body’s natural filtering system. Unlike other tattoo removal methods, there is little risk that your skin will be whitened or scarred.
When removing tattoos, the number of treatments depends upon several factors including size, location, the individual’s healing process, how the tattoo was applied, and the length of time it has been on the skin.
For more information, contact us for a private consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many treatments will it take to remove my tattoo?
On average, professional tattoos require 6-12 treatments, all spaced approximately 6-8 weeks apart. The number of treatments depends on the amount and type of ink used, and the depth of the ink in the skin.
How much does a treatment cost?
Laser tattoo removal starts at $290 per session and can go up to $475 depending on the size of the tattoo.
Does the laser remove colored tattoos?
Dark (blue, black) and red inks are the easiest to treat. Oranges and purple inks usually fade as well. Green and yellow inks are the most difficult to remove, and additional treatments are needed to produce significant fading.
Is laser tattoo removal painful?
There is a level of discomfort. We recommend arriving 30 minutes prior to your appointment if you wish to apply a topical numbing cream or to ice the area.
Will my tattoo disappear completely?
In many cases, yes. Greater than 95 percent fading of the tattoo may be accomplished. However it is important to know that there are many types of tattoo inks used today. Not knowing which tattoo ink was used, or how deeply it was applied, makes it impossible for your physician to predict the degree of removal on any given tattoo.
What type of post-treatment care entail?
An antibacterial ointment and dressing will be applied immediately after treatment. The treated area should be kept clean and out of direct sunlight. Follow your physician’s instructions exactly for best results. A shower can be taken the next day, but be careful not to scrub the treatment area. If a scab forms it is vital that you do not scratch or pick it.