ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT LASER TATTOO REMOVAL
Old and unwanted tattoos can cause you to lose self-confidence. In the past, nothing could be done. Now, thanks to advanced laser technology, we can effectively remove the tattoo from your skin. At Balance Hormone Center, we provide professional and safe laser tattoo removal services.
HOW MUCH IS LASER TATTOO REMOVAL?
Laser tattoo removal ranges from $150 to $500 per session, depending on the size of the area. Each session, depending on how aggressive you wish to be, is approximately one to six months apart.
HOW DOES LASER TATTOO REMOVAL WORK?
We press a YAG/KTP laser to your skin, over the top of your tattoo. The laser breaks up the ink just under your skin into smaller pieces. Those pieces are then picked up by macrophages, white blood cells that engulf foreign objects. They’re then transported from the skin to your lymph nodes. Over time, the ink breaks down slowly inside these structures.
The ink closest to the top layer of your skin will fade first, followed by the other layers of the tattoo.
DOES LASER TATTOO REMOVAL HURT?
Laser tattoo removal can be painful. Some patients state that tattoo removal feels similar to the feeling of receiving the tattoo.
The pain depends on the surface area treated and sometimes the color of the ink. Plus, certain ink types require more or less energy to dissolve. Pain is often diminished by using topical numbing gels, cold laser crystals or even by injecting the site with Lidocaine.
IS LASER TATTOO REMOVAL SAFE?
Yes, laser tattoo removal is safe. Our tattoo removal services are only performed by licensed physicians, using only the highest quality equipment.
If you have a tattoo of the eye or around the eye, it may be difficult to remove. Due to the nearby presence of the eye, these can be dangerous to remove.
HOW MANY LASER TREATMENTS DO I NEED TO REMOVE A TATTOO?
The number of treatments depends on the size of the tattoo, the ink and the surface of the skin. Most tattoos take approximately one to eight sessions, spaced one to six months apart. We’ll ensure you understand the full scope of your treatment before we begin.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AFTER LASER TATTOO REMOVAL?
The treated area will feel like a severe sunburn. After treatment, we apply Aquaphor to aid in the healing process. We recommend applying Aquaphor at home until the area heals completely.
REMOVE UNWANTED TATTOOS WITH BALANCE HORMONE CENTER
You don’t have to live with unwanted or old tattoos. We can help you remove them for good. To learn more about our laser tattoo removal services, give us a call at 480-718-9960 or schedule an appointment.