Laser FAQ: What You Need To Know
Laser Tattoo Removal & Fading
Tattoo removal once meant gambling low odds of success on a high risk of scarring and pain. Tattoos are designed to last forever, but as more and more people seek reversal of these deeply embedded ink deposits, technology too has kept pace with improved methods of safety and efficacy. The most advanced technology comes in the form of Q-switched Nd:YAG lasers using PhotoAcoustic Technology which safely penetrate the skin and target each tattoo ink color with specific wavelengths, causing tattoos to gradually fade during a course of 5 to 15 treatment sessions (depending on the tattoo)
The RevLite is the most advanced laser for removing black and multi-coloured tattoos. Most lasers have at least two wavelengths to target dark blue, black and red inks. The RevLite features four wavelengths to target a wide range of colors, from blue, black and red, to orange and purple, and even difficult-to-treat green and sky blue.
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What to Expect
With the RevLite laser, you’re getting the most advanced technology to safely remove tattoos with maximum success and comfort. As the light energy gently vibrates and shatters the tattoo ink into easily eliminated micro-particles, the short pulses feel similar to snaps of small rubber bands, followed by a warm sensation. A temporary whitening will follow the first treatment; over time, the tattoo particles will fade through the lymphatic system and the skin will return to its natural color. Dark blue, black and red inks offer highest degree of success, followed by orange and purple; green and sky blue may require additional treatments for significant fading. Tattoo treatment ranges from 5 to 15 sessions.
Does laser removal hurt?
Its uncomfortable, but there are options available to you which help with easing the treatment. We use the Cryo 6 Zimmer for pain relief, and it works wonders for your treatments. This is free of charge with your treatment.
How long does a treatment take?
A treatment can take anywhere between 10 seconds to 60 seconds, depending on the scale and density of the tattoo we are treating. Its quick!
How long does it take to remove or fade the tattoo?
Depending on what you are planning to do with the treated tattoo, a full removal can take anywhere between 5 - 10 treatments. If you are treating the tattoo so it can be covered up with a new tattoo, anywhere between 2 - 4 treatments is recommended and proven!
How long do i have to wait between treatments?
We recommend an absolute minimum of 6 weeks between treatments. 8 weeks is ideal.
what does it cost?
Our minimum charge is $100, or for larger tattoos we judge the price on size and complexity. For more info on prices, please don’t hesitate to get in touch for a free consultation!