Q: How Does Laser Tattoo Removal work?
Tattoo ink is viewed as a foreign material by the body. The body’s immune system is constantly trying to eliminate that ink. However, the ink particles are too large to be removed. Laser energy is absorbed by the tattoo ink and breaks that ink down into smaller particles. These smaller particles are then removed by the body’s natural mechanisms.
Q: How Many Treatments are Needed to Remove a Tattoo?
We know that laser tattoo removal requires multiple treatments. However, it is impossible to know for sure at the start of treatment how many treatments will be needed to reach the final result. That is because results are influenced by many factors including the color of a tattoo, the location of the tattoo, the color of the ink, the density of the ink, the makeup of the ink, an individual’s skin type and other factors. What we do know is that certain types of laser will usually give faster results than other types of laser. The Enlighten 3 pico laser used at Shore Vascular & Vein Center / Aesthetic Laser Center provides laser tattoo removal Cumberland county and can remove tattoos in 40% fewer treatments than other lasers.
Q: How Much does Laser Tattoo Removal Cost?
Cost is based on various factors that are different for each individual. Cost per treatment is usually based on size of the tattoo and sometimes on the colors or complexity of the tattoo. The total cost for the whole process will also be based on the total number of treatments needed. At Shore Vascular & Vein Center / Aesthetic Laser Center, we offer treatment packages that provide significant discounts and make laser tattoo removal affordable for most of our patients. We also have financing through CareCredit which provides periods of interest-free financing for qualified individuals.
Q: Can a Tattoo be Partially Removed in Order to Change it?
Absolutely! People frequently do not want to remove their entire tattoo. Rather, they want to just remove a portion of the tattoo in order to have a new tattoo applied. We very frequently perform this type of treatment.
Q: Is Laser Tattoo Removal Safe?
Laser tattoo removal is very safe. As with any medical treatment, side-effects are possible, but with this particular procedure, they are not common. With laser tattoo removal, individuals can experience skin lightening (depigmentation) or skin darkening. Infection to the treated area is possible, but very uncommon. When performed by a qualified physician, unwanted side-effects and complications should be minimal. At Shore Vascular & Vein Center / Aesthetic Laser Center our physician will examine your tattoo and discuss the risks and likely result with you as part of your initial consultation. You will then be able to make an informed decision regarding treatment.
At Shore Vascular & Vein Center / Aesthetic Laser Center, we use the Enlighten 3 picosecond laser for tattoo removal. This laser uses 3 distinct wavelengths of energy to effectively remove tattoos of all colors. All procedures are performed by Dr. Jeffrey Gosin, a double Board Certified Surgeon with extensive experience with laser procedures.