During the laser tattoo removal procedure, a certified laser technician guides a laser over the area of the tattoo. The laser used for the tattoo removal process is a specifically designed Q-switched laser that creates ultra-short pulses of light energy that shatter the ink in a tattoo. Each pulse of energy penetrates the skin and is absorbed by the tattoo ink. As the tattoo ink particles absorb the energy, they heat up and shatter into tiny fragments.
Over the weeks following the treatment, the body’s immune system flushes the tattoo ink particles away, lightening the appearance of the tattoo. Since tattoos have multiple layers of ink the tattoo removal process can take 3 to 10 treatments which is dependent upon the tattoo size, age, quality, type of ink, depth of ink, and ink density. Laser tattoo removal is a very quick procedure with each treatment typically taking 2-20 minutes depending on the location and size. At the end of the treatments your skin is left unharmed, and ink-free.
We at Erase are researching the need for this service in the DuBois, central PA area. By simply requesting more information will help us understand your needs, how we can support you, and the need for this service in our area.
The cost for laser tattoo removal is dependent upon the size of your tattoo, and number of treatments required. During your FREE personal consultation with a certified laser technician, your tattoo will be assessed, categorized by its size, and a treatment plan presented with a per session treatment price and estimated number of treatments. Pricing starts at $109 per treatment for a 1"x1" site.
Laser tattoo removal is a simple procedure which requires both time and commitment from the patient. While the laser is being directed at the tattoo there is a slight sting, similar to a small rubber band snapping on the skin. Patients may experience slight discomfort, but overall treatments are very tolerable. If you are able to have the tattoo applied, you can definitely tolerate having one removed by laser.
After the procedure your skin will have a white discoloration and appear slightly swollen. This is typical and will disappear. Follow up treatments are typically 6 weeks, and are dependent upon the individual and tattoo being removed. This time is needed to allow the body to naturally flush away the ink, and for the skin to heal. Pictures are taken before the first treatment and at each treatment to follow the progress.
Laser tattoo removal is the absolute safest method for removing unwanted ink. Other methods for tattoo removal include salabrasion, dermabrasion, and others. There are also creams and ointments which are simply ineffective and a waste of money and time.
Laser tattoo removal is an extremely safe and effective procedure that produces minimal side effects. The mostly commonly experienced side effects are temporary redness, swelling, scabbing, blistering, and lightening or darkening of the surrounding skin. Some or none of these may be experienced. All of these side effects are temporary and will heal the weeks following treatment. Proper aftercare is required to the treatment site to maximize healing efforts and to avoid risks of more serious, permanent side effects.
Dubois, Pennsylvania, United States, 15801