Frequently Asked Questions
NON-LASER TATTOO REMOVAL Q&A
How does Tattoo Vanish® Work?
We apply a local anesthetic before and during the procedure, using the tattoo machine in a similar manner as when the tattoo was received. Once the area has been exposed, we apply the Ink Eraser for a few minutes. The area is then wiped clean and bandaged. You will be furnished with written After Care Instructions to ensure the treatment’s effectiveness and your full recovery.
How does the Deracination Serum Work?
The UNDO removal system contains all natural active ingredients such as bentonite as well as aloe leaf extract and hydrolyzed sodium hyaluronate, the deracination serum is designed to “wake up” the dormant ink in the skin and pull it to the surface, while simultaneously hydrating the skin from beneath and improves elasticity in order for it to heal cleaner with minimal scar tissue.
What is in the Treatment Masks?
The UNDO Lifting Clay mask has a unique composition and can act as a magnet that attracts negatively charged toxins as well as any additional ink brought to the surface during the Deracination process. People have been using calcium bentonite clay for centuries as a way to detoxify the body and improve skin tone. The Healing Microcurrent masks include Tissue X™ technology which is the world’s first TDDS (Transdermal Drug Delivery System) which conveniently delivers the benefits of iontophoresis treatments to the skin, as used by many dermatologists. Using Tissue X™ technology our healing microcurrent masks deliver the active ingredients and macromolecule healing compounds, such as hyaluronic acid, peptides and vitamins into deeper layers of the skin.
How Quick are Results?
There are a variety of tattooing methods used by tattoo artists all over the world. The type of ink used, age, size and number of cover ups will determine how long it takes to see results. Because of this, we offers FREE consultations.
In general our non-laser tattoo removal could reduce treatments from 50 to 75 percent compared to other methods, including LASER. There may be some lightening of the ink after just one treatment.
LASER TATTOO REMOVAL Q&A
How does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?
The first laser tattoo removal session happened in 1967, when Dr. Leon Goldman used an ND: YAG laser and a 694 Ruby laser to get rid of a client’s body art. Since then, laser has become mainstream for tattoo removal.
A tattoo is basically ink that is trapped in the deepest layer of the skin. When laser light is applied to the skin, it shatters the ink that it first reaches. The shallowest layers of ink are removed before the deepest layers. It takes multiple sessions to penetrate all the varying depths of ink in a tattoo. A darker deeper tattoo will take more sessions than shaded tattoos with a lower density of ink.
Which is better Q-Switched or Picosecond for Tattoo Removal?
There has been some confusion and misconceptions about the picosecond laser, the new kid on the block. Please watch the videos at the bottom of this page (https://www.tattooremoval.clinic/laser-tattoo-removal/) and read this article here (https://www.tattooremoval.clinic/picosure-vs-quanta-q-plus-c-laser-tattoo-removal/).
Is the Procedure Painful?
Laser tattoo removal is painful, there is no doubt about that. But we help ease the pain by using the Zimmer 6, a cold air device to minimize pain and thermal injury during laser treatments. Unlike other cooling methods, such as contact cooling, cryogen spray or ice packs, the Cryo 6 can cool the epidermis before, during and after the laser energy has been applied, without interfering with the laser beam. Cryo 6 is the perfect chiller system for cooling the skin in laser applications. The cold air device reduces the pain sustainably and minimizes thermal damage to the skin in laser and IPL applications. Studies have shown that skin cooling with the Cryo 6 cold air device reduces patients’ pain and sensitivity. As a result, treatments can be tolerated significantly better.
How Many Treatments are Needed?
The number of treatments depends on the client and their tattoo. There are a number of factors that will dictate this, including your health, the depth of the ink, which type of ink was used and the size of the tattoo. Laser tattoo removal on average takes 8-12 sessions. Sessions to do the same tattoo area is 6 weeks. To do a different area it is 2 weeks in between sessions. It’s not unusual to take over a year to completely remove the tattoo.
The Kirby-Desai Scale (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2923953/) is a popular and well-regarded tool for analyzing the number of treatments a tattoo will need for removal. The scale accounts for the following factors that affect the rate of removal:
Fitzpatrick skin type
Tattoo layering (if the tattoo is a cover-up)
Location on the body
Amount of ink (vividness of tattoo, if it was professionally applied)
The Kirby-Desai scale was published in 2009, and technology has improved since then to remove tattoos, but it continues to be an excellent tool for assessing where a patient stands on the bell curve. There are also other factors, such as patient health, that affect the speed of removal. If a patient is young, physically fit, and has a strong immune system, they will tend to see results faster than an older, obese patient with health problems.
Are Appointments Necessary?
Yes, but the consultation is FREE. Appointments are necessary so that the technician can thoroughly explain the process and gather necessary client history. Appointments also help us give a more accurate procedure quote. The procedure may be performed the same day as the consultation if all expectations have been met. Call or book online to schedule a FREE consultation today!
How Much Does Laser Tattoo Removal Cost?
In general, it costs about ten times as much to get a tattoo removed as it costs to have it applied. Pricing is based on the size of your tattoo. The starting price is $149 for 1″x1″ and goes up to $499 for 6″x6″ (36 sq.inches) If you get a package of 3, you can save 15% and a package of 5 can save you 25%.
Is the Procedure Painful?
Everyone’s tolerance for pain varies, but with our non-laser tattoo removal, we will consider your safety and your comfort with every procedure. That is why we will use a topical anesthetic before and during treatment, so you can experience little to no discomfort.
How many Treatments are Needed?
There are a number of factors that will dictate this, including your health, the depth of the ink, which type of ink was used and the size of the tattoo. Smaller tattoos may require only one to three treatments. Our non-laser tattoo removal will lighten or remove any colour, unlike LASER, which can only remove certain colours successfully.
Are Appointments Necessary?
Yes, but the consultation is FREE. Appointments are necessary so that the technician can thoroughly explain the process and gather necessary client history. Appointments also help us give a more accurate procedure quote. The procedure may be performed the same day as the consultation if all expectations have been met. Call to schedule a FREE consultation today!
You may also fill out our online assessment form to give us an idea of your tattoo.