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Laser Tattoo Removal at Spine and Laser Center

How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?

Tattoo before and afterThe laser directs energy at the ink in your tattoo for a fraction of a second as the laser energy passes harmlessly through your skin to target the tattoo ink directly. The laser fragments the ink into smaller components, which allows your body to absorb the ink and process it naturally over time.

What Colors can be removed from My Tattoo?

We can remove most colors from tattoos. Darker colors such as Black respond easiest, other colors such as reds, orange, yellow, dark blue and brown can also be treated by the laser. Green and Purple tend to be the most resistant colors. While some colors require more treatments than other colors, even the most challenging colors will usually fade to a point where they’re nearly impossible to see.

How Many Treatments will it take to remove my Tattoo?

We use the medically recognized Kirby- Desai tattoo removal scale to estimate within 2 treatments the number of sessions you will need. Most tattoos can be removed in 6-12 sessions, spaced apart 6-8 weeks. Some Variables which affect the removal process are based on skin color, color of the tattoo, location of the tattoo, and extent of design.

Does The Treatment Hurt?

Tattoo removal treatments are uncomfortable, but easily tolerable. They are also completed very quickly.

Will I see a change in My Tattoo After Each Treatment?

Because each person and every tattoo is unique, everyone responds to laser tattoo removal treatments differently. Some colors such as black, may respond immediately with a white/gray frosting. Some people notice a distinct visual change with every single treatment, while others people may not see any change for a few treatments.

What are some Contraindications to Having the Laser Treatments?

You cannot do the treatments if you are:

  1. Pregnant or breast feeding
  2. Immunocompromised
  3. History of Lupus
  4. Have permanent make up to be treated
  5. Ink Allergy
  6. On Gold products ( usually used for arthritis )

What Can I Expect After Each Session?

In The first 24 hours:

The area may appear white or red, and slight pinpoint bleeding or blister. Apply an ice compress periodically, Rest and elevate the area that was treated, Limit unnecessary physical activity including exercise, swimming, steam rooms and saunas, you will protect the area with a covering.

What is the cost per session?

Each one square inch is $35.00. Example: Each square inch is typically the size of a mail postage stamp.

Laser Tattoo Removal Herndon, Reston VA | (703) 464-5597