We use a Ultralight Q-Switch ND-Yag laser that targets the ink particles and essentially shatters them under your skin. The now smaller ink particles then begin to be flushed out of your body through your immune system. The amount of time under the laser is anywhere from 2 minutes to 30 minutes depending on the size and colors in your tattoo. You will begin to notice lightening of your tattoo in about 4 weeks. Sometimes this will appear as fading or blown out lines. A minimum of 6 weeks is recommended in between sessions to give your skin time to heal and your body time to flush out the ink particles.
We will determine the approximate cost and number of sessions it will take to lighten or remove your tattoo. Consultations are highly recommended because all tattoos are different. The number of sessions required varies depending on several factors. These include the ink color and density, your skin tone, your immune system and the tattoo’s location on your body. Professional tattoos may require a higher number of treatments to remove completely, as these normally have a higher pigment density.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT POST-TREATMENT? Immediately: You may see a snow like appearance on the skin during and after the treatment. This is completely normal and usually fades within approximately 10-20 minutes.
First 24 Hours: You will likely experience redness, warmth and swelling. Ice and the use of an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication (like ibuprofen) will help reduce and alleviate these effects. You may also experience small blisters or pinpoint bleeding, but these symptoms are all normal. You can apply Neosporin or Aquaphor and nonstick gauze to the treatment area.
Weeks 1-3: You will also likely experience itchy skin and some blistering on the treatment area(s), which are both normal in the healing process. Do not pop your blisters as this can cause scarring. You may use Neosporin or Aquaphor and nonstick gauze for your blisters.