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

 
   

Tattoo Removal FAQ


Q:How Many Treatments Does it Take?
A:We cannot predict how many treatments will be needed to remove your tattoo.  There are several variables that determine how many treatments it takes.  The brand of ink is very important. Some inks lift very quickly while other inks are very resistant.  The older the tattoo, the easier it is to lift.  Shading comes out much faster than linework. Tribal tattoos are the most difficult to remove.

 
Q:Is the Procedure Painful?
A:
You should expect 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. The cost for Laser tattoo removal at Caddell's is based on time: $250 for 16 minute appointment, including bandaging time. $500 for 30 minutes, $600 for 45 minutes and $700 for an hour long treatment. The treatment cost is reduced $25 every two treatments. 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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