40 Lake Bellevue Drive, Suite 101
Bellevue, WA 98005
425-998-0181
   

Tattoo Removal FAQ


Q:How Many Treatments Does it Take?
A:
Several treatments are needed to achieve the desired results - the number will vary depending on the depth and color of the tattoo, but eight to twenty treatments for one tattoo are not uncommon. Treatments are based six weeks apart, so be prepared to commit a substantial amount of time to the process. You may not notice significant results until several treatments have been completed.

 
Q:Is the Procedure Painful?
A:
You should expect some pain during the treatment. This is most often described as a the feeling of hot bacon grease spattered on your skin.  A numbing cream applied to the skin can be used to minimize pain.

 
Q:How Much Does it Cost?
A
:Getting a tattoo removed is much more expensive than having one put on. Laser tattoo removal can range from $100 to $600 per session, depending upon the size, type and location of the tattoo and the number of visits required. Medical insurance generally doesn't pay for tattoo removal, since it is considered aesthetic or cosmetic in nature.

 
Q:What should I expect after the procedure?
A:The area may be red, as if mildly sunburned, for a couple of days. The area may be treated with an antibiotic ointment and a bandage applied.
 
People heal from tattoo removal or lightening one of three ways:
1. They experience flaky skin (most common).
2. Blisters may form on larger tattoo removals.
3. No visible response.
 
Recovery times depend on the extent of the treatment and the individual's capacity to heal. Redness and sensitivity may continue for several days. You should avoid exposing the treated area to the sun, as this may retard healing.
 
 
  
      
 

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