How does laser tattoo removal work?
At Vamoose Tattoo Removal, we only use the state-of-the-art Quanta Q-Plus C laser. We will select the optimal settings for the colors of your tattoo. The laser delivers a burst of energy that breaks up the ink in the tattoo. These smaller ink particles are then removed by your body’s immune system.
How long does the process take?
Each session is very short. It depends on the size of the tattoo, and may only take a few minutes for a small tattoo. The number of sessions required varies, depending on several factors: the density of the ink in the tattoo, the type of ink, the color, your individual skin tone, and your immune system. We recommend a minimum of 6 weeks between sessions.
Does tattoo removal hurt?
Pain sensation and tolerance varies widely between individuals and depends on which part of the body is undergoing treatment. Most people describe the sensation as having your skin snapped with a rubber band. We use a specially designed cooling device to make the treatment as comfortable as possible. Other options such as a topical anesthetic may be appropriate.
Can I only have a part of my tattoo removed?
Definitely. The laser pulse is very focused, and we can remove only certain areas of your tattoo so that you can have it redone or have it look the way you would like.
What can I expect after treatment?
You may notice a frosted appearance immediately after treatment. This is a result of tiny gas bubbles that make the skin appear white or chalky colored. This fades in approximately 20 minutes. You will have some mild redness and swelling over the tattoo which will usually resolve over several hours. There may be some small blisters or pinpoint bleeding, which should be covered with Vaseline and gauze dressing. Scarring is very uncommon with Q switched lasers.
What should I do after treatment?
We recommend that you rest and elevate the area treated while also limiting your activity for approximately 24 hours. You can apply an ice compress periodically. You may take Tylenol for discomfort, but avoid any Aspirin products or anti- inflammatory medications such as Aleve or Advil. Do not pop or remove any blisters or scabs. You may also have dry, flaky or itchy skin over the area for up to several weeks after the treatment. A fragrance-free moisturizer may be helpful. It’s very important to avoid sun exposure and use sunscreen over the effected area until it is healed. We also recommend that you avoid swimming until the skin is completely healed.
How much does laser tattoo removal cost?
Our goal is to provide the safest and most affordable treatment possible. Treatment prices start at $79 and are dependent on the size of the tattoo. Consultations are always free, so click on the link below to schedule your consultation today.