Laser Tattoo Removal Aftercare

Laser Tattoo Removal FAQs Answers to Common Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q1 ) Can multi-colored tattoos be fully removed?

In most situations yes, but not always. We use the ConBio RevLite laser which is the gold standard for tattoo removal. It has 4 wavelengths to remove all colors of ink. Some colors are more difficult to remove such as blue and green and may require additional treatments. Some colors, such as white and pink, cannot be removed.

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Q2 ) How many treatments does it require?

On average, tattoos take between 5 and 15 treatments. Things such as color, ink type, skin color, location and age of tattoo, effect how many treatments you will need. We will evaluate your tattoo at your consultation and let you know how many treatments you can expect.

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Q3 ) With my tattoo lighten with one treatment?

One of the first three treatments will lighten the tattoo. Some people will see this after one treatment and for others it may take longer. Everyone responds differently.

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Q4 ) What are the limitations after treatment?

Limit the amount of physical activity that you do and sun exposure for the first 24 hours. If the body gets too overheated, it can cause the tattoo to blister. Showers can be taken but only if they are luke warm and use mild soap.

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Q5 ) Can I have just a piece of the tattoo removed?

Yes, the laser is accurate and can remove unwanted parts of tattoos.

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Q6 ) Does it hurt?

This procedure is slightly more uncomfortable than getting a tattoo, however it is extremely fast.

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Q7 ) Does insurance cover this procedure?

Sorry but insurance does not cover this procedure. We do have other payment options that we can discuss with you at your free consultation. Also, you can visit our pricing page for additional payment information.

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Q8 ) I got my tattoo one week ago. Can I have it removed right now?

Unfortunately no. You must wait 6 weeks after a tattoo has been put on to start the removal process.

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Q9 ) Will I blister and scab afterwards?

Blisters and scabs are normal. You should not pop or pick at them. If it is bothering you feel free to call us to come in and have it drained. If the blister pops on its own, keep the skin over it and cover with Aquaphor and gauze. This is to promote healing and to prevent scarring.

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Q10 ) Does the laser cause scarring?

Most of the time no, but patients must be compliant with aftercare instructions.

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