Frequently Asked Questions
- Q1 ) Can multi-colored tattoos be fully removed?
- Q2 ) How many treatments does it require?
- Q3 ) Will my tattoo lighten with one treatment?
- Q4 ) What are the limitations after treatment?
- Q5 ) Can I have just a piece of the tattoo removed?
- Q6 ) Does it hurt?
- Q7 ) Does insurance cover this procedure?
- Q8 ) I got my tattoo one week ago. Can I have it removed right now?
- Q9 ) Will I blister and scab afterwards?
- Q9 ) Does the laser cause scarring?
In most situations yes, but not always. We use the ConBio RevLite laser which is the gold standard for tattoo removal1. 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 removed2.
Q2 ) How many treatments does it require?
On average, tattoos take between 5 and 15 treatments.3 Variables such as color, ink type, skin color, location and age of tattoo affect how many treatments a patient will need. We will evaluate the patient’s tattoo at their consultation and let them know how many treatments they can expect.
Q3 ) Will my tattoo lighten with one treatment?
Q4 ) What are the limitations after treatment?
Patients should limit the amount of 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.
Q5 ) Can I have just a piece of the tattoo removed?
Q6 ) Does it hurt?
Q7 ) Does insurance cover this procedure?
Unfortunately, insurance does not cover this procedure. We do have other payment options that we can discuss with patients at their free consultation. There is additional payment information on our pricing page.
Q8 ) I got my tattoo one week ago. Can I have it removed right now?
Q9 ) Will I blister and scab afterwards?
Blisters and scabs are normal. Patients should not pop or pick at them. If it is bothering a patient, they can 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.
Q10 ) Does the laser cause scarring?
Most of the time no, but patients must be compliant with aftercare instructions.