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Atlanta Laser Tattoo Removal Pricing & Deals

Getting Laser Tattoo Removal in Atlanta

Tattoos, if you have them you either love them or you hate them. If you are the latter, then laser tattoo removal can help remove those less-than-attractive ink-ful masterpieces from your skin.

In our experience, amateur tattoos fade quicker with laser treatments than those done by a professional tattoo artist. In addition, the diversity of the inks being used in the market can affect how easily the tattoo can be removed.

Unfortunately, there is so much that is unknown about the type of ink or how much was used or how deep it was placed in the skin, that it is difficult to precisely estimate the number of treatments your unique tattoo may require to be completely removed from the skin. What we do know is that we have many patients who have had tattoo removal treatments elsewhere with minimal change and we have been able to successfully get rid of them!

At WIFH, we use the RevLite Q-Switched Yag laser which is the gold standard for tattoo removal. The Q-Switched Yag Laser delivers powerful energy at a rapid speed, breaking up the tattoo ink into tiny particles. Your body’s immune system sends in special cells to process these cells and carry them away, fading the tattoo.

It has 4 wavelengths of laser to effectively target and remove all colors of ink. Some colors are more difficult to remove than others such as blue and green. Tattoos with these colors may require additional treatments for optimal results. Some colors, such as white and pink, simply cannot be removed, they may fade but totally elimination isn’t likely. The RevLite Q-Switched Yag laser can be used safely on all skin types and ethnicities.

The best results are achieved removing black ink tattoos on all skin types (very fair to very dark). Tattoos that contain various colored inks are best removed on people with light skin. If you have dark skin and have a tattoo with various colors, expect the colors to fade substantially but we will NOT be able to remove all the color.

Days following laser tattoo removal treatments, it is not uncommon for the tattooed skin to exhibit tissue or skin reactions that can cause itching and irritation. The reactions could be different each time, this is okay and normal. Some normal skin reactions include:

  • The treatment site appears unchanged or appears brighter.
  • The area appears white, pink, or red.
  • The treatment site has pinpoint bleeding, blistering or red, yellow, or clear discharge and swelling.

Two Week Before Your Treatments

It is recommended for those individuals with light skin and colored ink to wear a high SPF sunscreen to prevent tanning or sunburn on or around your tattoo. It is also advised for anyone having tattoo removal to avoid spray tanning 3 weeks before each session.

The Day Before Your Treatments

You will need to shave the treatment area the day before (or day of) each tattoo removal session.

The laser tattoo removal procedure is fairly straight-forward. Your procedure will be done by either Dr. Kulkin or one of our licensed laser practitioners, each with years of laser experience.

The area where your tattoo is located will be cleansed with a baby wipe. We will cool the area with freezing cold air (-4℃) to help numb the area prior to the procedure making treatment more comfortable. Once the laser begins pulsing it quickly moves over the ink. Each treatment literally lasts a matter of minutes and seconds for small tattoos.

The tattoo will “frost”, meaning a hazy color will form over the tattoo. This will dissipate in about 20-30 minutes. Some people may also notice swelling of the area and possibly even pinpoint bleeding.

Pain/Discomfort

Getting laser tattoo removal is not a painless procedure, but luckily the treatments are very fast.

We have always described the sensation of laser hair removal like a rubber band snapping the skin. Tattoo removal is similar, only the rubber band would be stretched a little longer before snapping the skin and with practically no pause between encounters.

We also have patients say the pain level is about the same as getting a tattoo. Regardless of the level of discomfort all of our patients say they can endure anything as long as we can get rid of the tattoo, and we do.

Treatment Duration/Frequency

Laser tattoo removal treatments are very fast — a fraction of the time it took to get the tattoo originally. Most treatment sessions typically last no more than 30 seconds! Even a large tattoo takes no more than a few minutes to treat.

As a rule, tattoos can take between 5 to 15 sessions to remove. There are many factors that are taken into account in order to determine the number of treatments you will need to remove your tattoo. The age of the tattoo, the colors present and the tattoo location are just a few of the factors that determine how many treatments you will need.

Depending on your skin type, you can expect to return for subsequent visits every 6-8 weeks.

Once your laser tattoo removal treatment is completed we will apply aquaphor and a bandage to protect the area. We will also provide you with an ice pack to apply. You should ice the area off and on for the first hour, no more than 3-5 minutes at a time. We will give you detailed instructions on how to care for your treated tattoo at home as well.

To promote healing, limit physical activity 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 lukewarm and use mild soap.

You can leave our office and return to work immediately after the procedure. Visit our tattoo removal aftercare page for more information on what to expect following each treatment.

We believe consultations are very important to help you understand the laser tattoo removal process. Our consultations give us the opportunity to get to know you and understand your needs as a patient.

At your consultation you will meet with a member of our clinical team. At this time we will assess your tattoo, giving you a realistic expectation of your outcome with laser tattoo removal.

What is Laser Tattoo Removal?

Tattoos, if you have them you either love them or you hate them. If you are the latter, then laser tattoo removal can help remove those less-than-attractive ink-ful masterpieces from your skin.

In our experience, amateur tattoos fade quicker with laser treatments than those done by a professional tattoo artist. In addition, the diversity of the inks being used in the market can affect how easily the tattoo can be removed.

Unfortunately, there is so much that is unknown about the type of ink or how much was used or how deep it was placed in the skin, that it is difficult to precisely estimate the number of treatments your unique tattoo may require to be completely removed from the skin. What we do know is that we have many patients who have had tattoo removal treatments elsewhere with minimal change and we have been able to successfully get rid of them!

How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?

At WIFH, we use the RevLite Q-Switched Yag laser which is the gold standard for tattoo removal. The Q-Switched Yag Laser delivers powerful energy at a rapid speed, breaking up the tattoo ink into tiny particles. Your body’s immune system sends in special cells to process these cells and carry them away, fading the tattoo.

It has 4 wavelengths of laser to effectively target and remove all colors of ink. Some colors are more difficult to remove than others such as blue and green. Tattoos with these colors may require additional treatments for optimal results. Some colors, such as white and pink, simply cannot be removed, they may fade but totally elimination isn’t likely. The RevLite Q-Switched Yag laser can be used safely on all skin types and ethnicities.

The best results are achieved removing black ink tattoos on all skin types (very fair to very dark). Tattoos that contain various colored inks are best removed on people with light skin. If you have dark skin and have a tattoo with various colors, expect the colors to fade substantially but we will NOT be able to remove all the color.

What are the Risks/Side Effects?

Days following laser tattoo removal treatments, it is not uncommon for the tattooed skin to exhibit tissue or skin reactions that can cause itching and irritation. The reactions could be different each time, this is okay and normal. Some normal skin reactions include:

  • The treatment site appears unchanged or appears brighter.
  • The area appears white, pink, or red.
  • The treatment site has pinpoint bleeding, blistering or red, yellow, or clear discharge and swelling.

Preparing for Laser Tattoo Removal

Two Week Before Your Treatments

It is recommended for those individuals with light skin and colored ink to wear a high SPF sunscreen to prevent tanning or sunburn on or around your tattoo. It is also advised for anyone having tattoo removal to avoid spray tanning 3 weeks before each session.

The Day Before Your Treatments

You will need to shave the treatment area the day before (or day of) each tattoo removal session.

What to Expect During the Procedure

The laser tattoo removal procedure is fairly straight-forward. Your procedure will be done by either Dr. Kulkin or one of our licensed laser practitioners, each with years of laser experience.

The area where your tattoo is located will be cleansed with a baby wipe. We will cool the area with freezing cold air (-4℃) to help numb the area prior to the procedure making treatment more comfortable. Once the laser begins pulsing it quickly moves over the ink. Each treatment literally lasts a matter of minutes and seconds for small tattoos.

The tattoo will “frost”, meaning a hazy color will form over the tattoo. This will dissipate in about 20-30 minutes. Some people may also notice swelling of the area and possibly even pinpoint bleeding.

Pain/Discomfort

Getting laser tattoo removal is not a painless procedure, but luckily the treatments are very fast.

We have always described the sensation of laser hair removal like a rubber band snapping the skin. Tattoo removal is similar, only the rubber band would be stretched a little longer before snapping the skin and with practically no pause between encounters.

We also have patients say the pain level is about the same as getting a tattoo. Regardless of the level of discomfort all of our patients say they can endure anything as long as we can get rid of the tattoo, and we do.

Treatment Duration/Frequency

Laser tattoo removal treatments are very fast — a fraction of the time it took to get the tattoo originally. Most treatment sessions typically last no more than 30 seconds! Even a large tattoo takes no more than a few minutes to treat.

As a rule, tattoos can take between 5 to 15 sessions to remove. There are many factors that are taken into account in order to determine the number of treatments you will need to remove your tattoo. The age of the tattoo, the colors present and the tattoo location are just a few of the factors that determine how many treatments you will need.

Depending on your skin type, you can expect to return for subsequent visits every 6-8 weeks.

Laser Tattoo Removal Recovery Time

Once your laser tattoo removal treatment is completed we will apply aquaphor and a bandage to protect the area. We will also provide you with an ice pack to apply. You should ice the area off and on for the first hour, no more than 3-5 minutes at a time. We will give you detailed instructions on how to care for your treated tattoo at home as well.

To promote healing, limit physical activity 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 lukewarm and use mild soap.

You can leave our office and return to work immediately after the procedure. Visit our tattoo removal aftercare page for more information on what to expect following each treatment.

Laser Tattoo Removal Consultations

We believe consultations are very important to help you understand the laser tattoo removal process. Our consultations give us the opportunity to get to know you and understand your needs as a patient.

At your consultation you will meet with a member of our clinical team. At this time we will assess your tattoo, giving you a realistic expectation of your outcome with laser tattoo removal.

Laser Tattoo Removal FAQs

Does Laser Tattoo Removal Hurt?

Yes, laser tattoo removal hurts. But that being said, the treatments are VERY fast, lasting between 30 seconds to just a few minutes, and we’ve never had anyone come in for a tattoo removal session and not return to complete the process.

Is Laser Tattoo Removal Safe for Dark Skin Types?

Yes, people with dark skin types can safely get tattoos removed with laser treatments. However, the type of lasers used to treat dark skin types is critically important for the safety of the patient.

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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Laser Tattoo Removal Pricing

All Packages Include 10 Sessions
Black Only Tattoos Tattoos with Color
X-Small 1″ x 1″ or Smaller
$950 $1,150
Small 1″ x 1″ – 2″ x 2″
$1,150 $1,500
Medium 2″ x 2″ – 4″ x 4″
$1,500 $2,500
Large 4″ x 4″ up to 8″ x 8″
$2,500 $3,500

*Tattoos larger than 8″ x 8″ will be provided customized package pricing

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