How does the Laser Tattoo work?
This laser works by passing through the top layers of the skin and absorbs tattoo pigment. This laser causes the tattoo pigment to break apart into smaller particles that are then removed by the body’s immune system. Our technology is state-of-the-art and treats all tattoo colors. Black is easiest color to remove. Neon colors like green and yellow may require additional treatments for the best outcome.
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How many treatments are required?
The number of sessions required to remove a tattoo depends on the size, color, density, and depth of ink. Due to different types of inks used in tattooing, the results and the number of treatments may vary. On average the patient will need 9-11 treatments scheduled one to two months apart. After each treatment session patients will see the tattoo become lighter.
Who are candidates for the Laser Tattoo?
Patients who desire a complete or partial removal of their tattoo will benefit from laser treatment. The best candidate are those with lighter skin types because darker complexions have a higher risk of scarring. Any body part can be treated with laser tattoo removal but can only be applied on lighter tones with skin types I, II,III.
Patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding are not recommended to be treated with the laser.
What to expect?
To minimize discomfort topical or injectable anesthetic is available and recommended. The feeling of the laser pulse has been described as being snapped by a rubber band or a stinging sensation. After the treatment, a scab forms on the area treated and can last for up to two weeks. Redness, crusting, sunburn sensation, or itching can be expected following the treatment.
What is the cost?
Treatments can range from $150 to $450 per session based on colors and size of tattoo. Depending on size and color, typically 6 to 9 treatments are required.
Laser tattoo removal consultations are available with a medical provider at any FSC location but the procedure is performed only in our Fort Myers-B location.