Both professional and amateur tattoos can be removed. Nearly all colors can be effectively removed in as little as 3 to 4 sessions or in as many as 9 to 11 depending on the method by which the tattoo was placed, the types of dyes used, and the length of time the tattoo has been present.
For as many reasons as people get tattoos, there are the same number of reasons why people want them removed. At Florida Skin Center, we can help. Thanks to specialized, laser technology, we can safely fade your tattoos so there is little or no trace left. We can apply the same technology to remove birthmarks and other undesired skin pigmentation.
The lasers we use vary depending on the needs of our patients. We have two different types of Nd:YAG laser systems as well as an Alexandrite laser system. Our different laser systems allow us to customize treatment to meet the individual needs of each patient.
4” x 4” and a single color
4" x 4" & more than one color
Tattoos smaller than
4" x 4"
Tattoos larger than 4" x 4" will need to be discussed with providers for pricing.
Example (approximate price $400*):
*All prices listed are per treatment.
In most cases, the laser can remove up to 90 percent of the tattoo. It is important to remember that the ultimate result will depend on many factors such as the type of dye or ink used, how old the tattoo is, location, skin type and if there is any scarring from previous removal attempts.
We use different lasers depending on the color of the tattoo. This customized treatment ensures the treatment is done efficiently, with better results.
The lasers we use are effective on all those colors, taking into consideration the factors mentioned in the previous question.
Dyes and hyper-pigmentation absorb the laser light and begin to breakdown. They are then absorbed by the body.
Yes. The laser we use is specifically designed for treating tattoos and hyper-pigmentation. It is a homogenous beam, meaning there are not hot spots and adverse affects are minimal. Unlike other techniques, laser tattoo removal treats without causing purpura, and the risk of scarring or changes in skin texture is greatly reduced.
Most people compare the laser to the feeling of having a rubber band snapped on your skin. However, for sensitive areas, we can apply a topical anesthetic.
You may experience some temporary reddening and crusting of the treated area and there may be some lightening or darkening of the skin for several months afterwards. Typically, your skin will return to normal, minus the tattoo, of
Immediately after a treatment, you can apply an ice pack or a topical anesthetic. Between visits, avoid scrubbing the area and you may want to cover it lightly with a bandage.
Depending on the size of the tattoo, treatments range from 5 to 30 minutes. Most people will need multiple treatments for the best possible outcome. Contact our office for a consultation so can give you more detailed information on what you will need.
The Dangers of Improper Treatment
At times, in order to save money or in the interest of convenience, some look to alternative methods of tattoo removal. Machines sold online for home use are ineffective and often cause more issues than they resolve. Patients can receive severe burns that can leave long lasting scars.
Many centers promote laser tattoo removal, but don’t have a physician-directed program and treatments are often performed by unlicensed staff.
Some of these centers often only have access to one laser machine, meaning treatments are not customized and there is more risk for scarring.
If you have any questions or concerns about our tattoo removal treatments or would like information on what payment options are available to you, give our office a call - 239-561-3376.