What are some of the approved treatment methods for tattoo removal? Over the years a few medical and surgical methods had evolved to remove or reduce the appearance of unsightly tattoo. These ranged from surgical removal( resulting in unsightly surgical scar), to using deep chemical acid peels( risking keloid scar formation), to the recent introduction un-scarring laser tattoo removal treatment. Shortly after its introduction and due to the minimal side effects, laser tattoo removal treatment soon became the gold standard for tattoo removal.
How does a laser work? The laser is a beam of light able to selectively target the ink particles in the tattoo ink without harming the adjacent skin structures.
How many treatments are required? This depends on the size, location, color and the depth of the ink in the tattoo. You will probably require more than one treatment. With each treatment some of the ink cleared away by your body. Treatments should be placed 4 to 8 weeks apart.
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How much does laser tattoo treatment cost? Cost varies is based on a few variables but generally it is between $100-300 per area per treatment. Some of the variables that determine cost are: -The size of the tattoo, -Density of the tattoo ink in the area, -Color of the ink among others. During your consultation this will be discussed with you to assure an affordable payment plan or 0% financing option.
Are laser treatments safe? Lasers have been used successfully in millions of treatments. Laser treatments performed properly, by a trained physician, are safe and effective. There are many benefits to laser surgery including little if any pain, no needles, less bruising and swelling.
Do treatments hurt? Patients say they feel a slight sting, like the snap of a rubber band on the skin, followed by the feeling of sunburn.
Are some colors harder to clear than others? The short answer is “yes”. Not all tattoos are created equally. You will find non-iron based red colors clear the fastest. Next would be darker color like black and Indian Ink. Some light blue and green colors may prove to be some of the hardes colors to treat. However with time and repeat treatment most colors will fade away.