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The healing time for a tattoo depends on various factors, such as the size and location of the tattoo, the individual's immune system, and how well they follow the aftercare instructions provided by our artists. Generally, tattoos take about 2-4 weeks to heal. We recommend leaving the dry loc bandage on for 6 to 12 hours. Remove bandage and clean tattoo with mild soap and water. I highly recommend using a non scented lotion like lubriderm non scented lotion. Apply the lotion 3 times a day with in between cleaning it with mild soap and water at least twice a day. Repeat these steps for 2 to 4 weeks.
How does laser tattoo removal work?
We use the state-of-the-art Bison Medical Lucid Q PTP laser. Our highly trained and experienced laser specialists choose the optimal settings for the colors of your tattoo. The laser delivers a burst of energy that breaks up the ink in the tattoo. These microscopic ink particles are then removed by your body’s immune system.
How long does the process take?
Each session is very short. It depends on the size of the tattoo, and may only take a few minutes for a small tattoo. The number of sessions required varies, depending on several factors: including the ink color and density, your skin tone, your immune system and the tattoo’s location on your body. At your Free initial consultation our laser specialist will provide you an estimated range of the number of treatments necessary to reach your goal.
Does tattoo removal hurt?
Not as much as you’ve heard. Pain sensation and tolerance varies widely between individuals and depends on which part of the body is undergoing treatment. Most people describe the sensation as having your skin snapped with a rubber band.
Can I only have a part of my tattoo removed?
Definitely. The laser pulse is very focused, and we can remove only certain areas of your tattoo so that you can have it redone or have it look the way you would like.
What can I expect after treatment?
You may notice a frosted appearance immediately after treatment. This is a result of tiny gas bubbles that make the skin appear white or chalky colored. This fades in approximately 20 minutes. You will have some mild redness and swelling over the tattoo which will usually resolve over several hours. There may be some small blisters or pinpoint bleeding, which should be covered with Vaseline and gauze dressing. Scarring is very uncommon with Q switched lasers.
What should I do after treatment?
We recommend that you rest and elevate the area treated while also limiting your activity for approximately 24 hours. You can apply an ice compress periodically. You may take Tylenol for discomfort, but avoid any Aspirin products or anti- inflammatory medications such as Aleve or Advil. Do not pop or remove any blisters or scabs. You may also have dry, flaky or itchy skin over the area for up to several weeks after the treatment. A fragrance-free moisturizer may be helpful. It’s very important to avoid sun exposure and use sunscreen over the effected area until it is healed. We also recommend that you avoid swimming until the skin is completely healed.
How much does laser tattoo removal cost?
Our goal is to provide the safest and most affordable treatment possible. Treatment prices start at $100 and are dependent on the size of the tattoo.
Yes, we do offer walk-in appointments for smaller tattoos subject to availability. However, we highly recommend booking an appointment in advance to ensure that we can accommodate your request at a time that works for you.