We offer the “Gold Standard” of tattoo removal with Q-Switched technology to remove unwanted tattoos. The dual wavelength laser targets specific ink colors. The tattoo ink is then broken down into tiny particles that are small enough so that the body’s own natural immune system can flush them away.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does laser tattoo removal hurt?

For smaller tattoos, we use an injectable anesthetic so the only pain you will feel is the initial injection of the numbing medicine.  You will be numb almost instantaneously after the injection.  For larger areas we apply a topical anesthetic for about 20-30 minutes prior to the procedure.

What should I expect after the treatment?

The tattoo will have a powdery appearance.  Soon after it will look the same but since the tattoo ink is broken up by the laser your body's immune system will be able to start ridding itself of the pigment.

How many treatments will I need?

It usually takes about 4-6 treatments spaced about 6-8 weeks apart.

What colors respond the best?

Black ink and dark indigo inks work the best followed by red and orange inks.  Turquoise inks are the least responsive.

Can you guarantee that the tattoo will resolve entirely?

Unfortunately we cannot guarantee that the tattoo will resolve entirely but we can give you our best estimate based upon our experience. 

What are some of the side effects that can occur?

Although rare, adverse outcomes such as hyperpigmentation and/or hypopigmentation (darkening or lightening of the skin), skin texture changes, and trace scarring can occur. There have been RARE reports of systemic urticarial reactions (widespread hives) from this procedure.

How do I take care of the area after the treatment?

After the numbing wears off, if the area is sore or tender you may apply an ice pack periodically.  There will be a dressing in place which you should change once a day for a week.



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