How does Laser Tattoo Removal work?
Lasers break up the ink in a tattoo so our own body can absorb it and get rid of it naturally.
What are some common factors that affect laser tattoo removal?
The coloring in your tattoo determines how many treatments you will need. Black, red, and dark blue colors absorb laser light much easier then tattoos with green, light blue and brown colors. Since colors respond to laser therapy differently, Dr. Badia and her staff use one type of laser for easy to remove colors like black and red and another laser specifically for colors that are more difficult to remove such as green.
Both laser treatments can be done on the same day. This makes tattoo removal more effective so fewer treatments are needed to remove the tattoo.
The depth and type of ink used in the tattoo can also determine how many treatments will be required. A tattoo that is covered by another tattoo has more ink and depth in the skin and will require more treatments. Professional tattoos run deeper in the skin than amateur tattoos.
How painful are laser removal treatments?
Laser tattoo removal has been described as a rubber band snapping feel. However, to minimize discomfort topical numbing can be applied to the tattoo as well as lidocaine injections.
How many and how much do treatments cost?
As mentioned earlier since there are many factors that play a role in determining how successful tattoo removal will be we recommend coming in to see one of our providers to get a quote for the cost of treatment.
How successful are treatments?
Please take a look below at a few of our patients before and after photos.