Details: Laser Tattoo Removal
What is R20 tattoo removal?
R20 tattoo removal uses two passes of laser light to break up the ink in your tattoo, rather than the older 'one pass' method. There is no additional downtime or adverse side effects with R20 tattoo removal. Recent studies have shown that two passes, separated by at least 20 minutes, remove significantly more ink than one pass. More than two passes does not seem to benefit.
Who can have tattoo removal?
If you have a tattoo that you don't love anymore, choose us to remove it with our lasers. Or if you prefer to cover your tattoo with new ink, we can use our lasers to lighten the old tattoo first.
How do the lasers work?
How long will my treatment take?
We'll make sure to give you an estimate for the length of your treatments at your initial consultation.
Does the laser hurt?
You should apply the cream in a thick layer and cover the entire area with plastic wrap two hours prior to the procedure. We'll remove the cream once you arrive for your appointment, and our nurse will inject the area with Lidocaine so that you're even more comfortable.
How will my tattoo look after treatment?
Several treatments are necessary before the colors start to fade. As your tattoo fades with additional treatments, its colors may become uneven or spotty.
How frequently will I have to come in for treatments?
How many treatments are necessary for most people?
Patients who pre-pay for 5 tattoo removal sessions will get the 6th treatment for free. Treatments
range from $200 to $500, depending on the size of
What are my risks?
Some tattoos do not fully respond to laser treatment and residual spotty pigment is possible. Rarely, a tattoo will not respond at all. It is not possible to identify which tattoos will not completely respond or the rare tattoo that will not respond at all. We will discontinue treatments if no response is visible by the fourth session.
There are reports of allergic skin reactions forming in the tattoo or on the entire body after laser treatment. As with any medical or surgical intervention, unforeseen consequences are possible.
How can I minimize my risks?
What should I do now?
Call our office to schedule a consultation with our Laser and Cosmetic Nurse, Susan Young! She has over a decade of experience and will answer any questions you may have.