For whatever reason, you’ve decided that your tattoo no longer reflects who you are — now what?
If you are hoping to get rid of your tattoo, you’ll be glad to know that laser tattoo removal is a highly effective and widely used method.
Continue reading to learn more about how tattoo removal works or get in touch with Advanced Skin Therapy in Everett to discuss your removal needs with a specialist.
Tattoo ink is injected into the dermis (the deepest layer of skin) and tattoos are meant to be permanent.
In order to remove tattoos, a specialized laser called a Q-switched Nd:YAG needs to be used. The laser utilizes heat pulses to shatter the tattoo ink — it’s this shattering of the ink that removes the tattoo.
The effectiveness of laser tattoo removal depends on the number of sessions a patient undergoes as well as the variation in ink color. If your tattoo is multi-colored, you may need to use other types of lasers in order to get rid of it.
The total cost of getting a tattoo completely removed will vary greatly depending on the size of the tattoo, whether or not the tattoo is done with multi-colored ink, and the number of sessions you will need.
Most sessions will last around half an hour in length and will cost between $200 and $500.
The three steps of the tattoo removal process include:
In terms of sensations, many patients of tattoo removal report feeling a stinging sensation, almost as if they have a sunburn that is being touched or pressed up against. Generally, the level of discomfort experienced will vary depending on the patient’s pain tolerance, the placement of the tattoo, and the size of the tattoo.
If you are hoping to expedite the healing process so that you can get back to regular tasks, here are five things to do after tattoo removal to speed up the healing process.
Laser tattoo removal is very effective at getting rid of unwanted tattoos. If you are looking for a method that will completely remove your tattoo, it is the most effective and convenient option.
Complete tattoo removal may require upwards of 10 sessions, so just be aware of this going into the procedure.
Get in touch with Advanced Skin Therapy to speak with one of our team members about our tattoo removal process. We’d love to help you get the treatments that you need to feel more comfortable in your skin.