The VersaPulse laser is perfect for removing any color tattoo on any skin type. The VersaPulse C cosmetic laser system combines four lasers in one system to treat all colors of tattoos.
How many treatments are needed?
Number of treatments needed are anywhere from 6-12 to lighten the tattoo but varies based on many factors including:
- Age and location of the tattoo
- Depth and color of the ink
- Patient’s skin type (natural color of the skin)
- The strength of the patient’s immune system
How does the VersaPulse® Laser remove a tattoo?
The VersaPulse® laser uses three wavelengths of light energy that are absorbed by a specific tattoo-ink’s color beneath the skin. The absorption of this energy causes the ink to heat-up and fragment into microscopic particles that are slowly taken away by the immune system. This immune response actually removes the tattoo!
How many laser treatments are required?
This depends on size, location, depth, color, and the frequency in which the tattoo is treated. Treatments should be 8 weeks apart to allow your body to remove the maximum amount of targeted ink particles. A tattoo can usually be removed in 5 to 20 sessions depending on the factors mentioned above. The removal of any tattoo is a slow process by which your body’s immune system does the work.
Is it safe?
VersaPulse® lasers have been successfully used in thousands of tattoo removal treatments. When performed by a trained laser specialist the VersaPulse® treatments are one of the safest and most effective treatments available to date.
Is tattoo removal painful?
The treatments are more intense than getting the tattoo. A stinging sensation, like the snap of a rubber band on the skin can be expected. After treatment it will feel similar to a mild sunburn. Post-laser, the tattoo reacts similarly to when it was originally applied into the skin — spot bleeding, scabbing, and soreness can be expected. You will be instructed how to safely manage the wound by using effective skin emollients, ointments, and bandages. You must take care of your treated tattoo as directed to obtain the best outcome for a successful removal. Most treatments do not require anesthetics, though some patients feel more comfortable with local numbing agents such as: ice; topical numbing cream applied with physician supervision 30 minutes prior to laser treatment and/or local anesthesia — which is injected under and around the treatment site by our team.
What kind of results can you expect?
Most patients will see improvement in the appearance after the first treatment. Sometimes this improvement is dramatic, and sometimes it can be subtle. It takes time for the immune system to fully absorb the treated ink.
How much does tattoo removal cost?
Pricing is based on size of tattoo – Minimum price of $150 per treatment. Larger/multiple tattoos range from $350+ and are determined case by case.
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