*Too young to care
*have a name you no longer want
The list goes on and I will tell you one thing....there is NO judgement here! (Ask me about my regret story)
Laser removal kickstarts the immune system to do what it already does: your body recognizes ink as a foreign matter and flushes it out, but the ink particles are too large & stubborn.
The ink absorbs the laser energy and breaks it into manageable pieces for your immune system to flush out.
Many factors play a role in estimating the number of treatments for complete removal: colors, age of tattoo, location on the body, depth of tattoo, type of ink, etc.
Black, Gray and colors with dark tones are the easiest to remove.
Bright colors (green & teal) are more difficult.
White is very difficult and may not react to the laser at all. It may also turn a brownish-gray.
The pain is no more than getting the tattoo itself. One major difference is that the pain stops as soon as the laser is shut off, where with getting a tattoo the pain lingers. You may randomly feel a slight "sun-burn" sensation throughout the first day or two. The treated area does not seem to be touch-sensitive as it is with getting a tattoo. A removal session is extremely quick!
On the surface you will look and feel healed after the first 1-2 days. Over the next two weeks the ink will appear darker as it breaks up. After this time the ink will start to fade. The minimum wait time between sessions is 6 weeks. Re-treating before this time could possibly trap the flushing ink into other layers of the skin that can become permanent.
How much does it cost?
The exact cost for a complete removal depends on how many sessions are needed.
The prices below are an example of what to expect per session:
Mini (Wedding Ring) - $50
X-Small (1x1in) - $75
Small (2x2in) - $125
Medium (4x4in) - $200
Large (6x6in) - $350
X-Large - $custom
A free consultation is always available!