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How much is tattoo removal?

How much is tattoo removal?

It varies: To get rid of tattoos without causing scars, you need a q-switched laser. Depending on the colors of the ink, you may need up to 3 different q-switched lasers. Darker color inks are easier, lighter skin tolerates the procedure better, filled in patterns are tough. 10-12 treatments, maybe more. Each treatment, if they can be done in less than 15 min should cost about $100-$300 dollars in my area. ...Read more

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Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more


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What are some options for tattoo removal?

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Tattoo removal: There are many options for tattoo removal . I agree that use of one of the several qswitched lasers is the least invasive approach , there are many others. Some are surgical which may be the best option for rapid removal of a small lesion. If you don't mind some scarring other lasers can be utilized in fewer treatments.A consultation is required to review all options. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how much tattoo removal costs?

Varies: Laser tattoo removal with the proper Q switched lasers will offer the least likely to scar solution. Other treatments like dermabrasion salabrasion ans surgical resection will scar. The cost will vary with size and if there are multiple colors that are know to be difficult like some greens and light blues. ...Read more

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How effective is tattoo removal? Will it hurt my skin?

How effective is tattoo removal? Will it hurt my skin?

Very effective: Now a days we have very powerful, safe and effective Q-switched lasers that are able to remove tattoos with a few treatments with minimal discomfort. It actually hurts way more to get the tattoo than to have it removed. The key to success and minimal pain is to go to a board certified dermatologist who has completed a fellowship training in the use of lasers. ...Read more

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Are there any places on the body that are harder for a tattoo removal session to erase?

Not really: Generally no although the procedure itself is associated with a fair degree of discomfort and areas of your body where there's thinner skin and more sensitivity could be more uncomfortable. Having said that the real challenges around tattoo removal are more to do with the color of the tattoo and the type. Black ink tattoos and images (not words) are generally the easiest to remove. ...Read more

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Is dermabrasion efficient for old tattoo removal?

Probably not: Lasers are the way to go with tattoo removal. Dermabrasion has higher propensity to cause permanent scarring. ...Read more

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Has the Picosure laser for tattoo removal been recently updated in 2015? What is the next technology that will be coming out in the near future?

Has the Picosure laser for tattoo removal been recently updated in 2015? What is the next technology that will be coming out in the near future?

Yes: The pico was updated to cover red ink but it still is poor in other colors including black. The standard Q switched lasers are still important tools for laser tattoo removal. One problem with picos are 1 laser simply will not remove all colors and in some practices up to 5 are used. The next inc in speed would be famoto second but after the pico I wouldn't wait for even newer technology ...Read more

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