How does laser tattoo removal work?

Laser tattoo removal speeds up the fading process your immune system naturally carries out over a lifetime. During a tattoo removal treatment, the tattoo removal laser fires light energy into the skin, where tattoo ink particles selectively absorb the light based upon the chosen wavelength. The light absorption causes the ink particles to shatter into smaller fragments. With these ink fragments having been reduced to a smaller size, your immune system can then naturally remove the fragmented particles, resulting in the fading of your tattoo. This process is repeated over multiple treatments until each layer of tattoo ink is shattered and removed.

How many treatments will I need?

Most patients require a minimum of five to ten treatments for complete tattoo removal. However, patients with faded tattoos or those interested in fading a cover-up tattoo usually require as little as two to four treatments. The number of treatments needed to derive the desired results will vary for every client. It depends on various factors, including your tattoo's age, colors, location, ink density, patient health, pre-existing scarring, and more. Don't forget that not everyone wants complete tattoo removal, and sometimes the desired effect is some minor fading to prepare for a cover-up tattoo.

How long is laser treatment?

Getting a tattoo can take hours in contrast to laser tattoo removal, which is a very speedy procedure. Depending on the size of the tattoo being treated, a single tattoo removal treatment can last as little as one to 15 minutes. Treatment times may take a little longer if multiple tattoos are being treated in a single session.

Does laser tattoo removal hurt?

The overall tattoo removal procedure is very tolerable. Many clients report that tattoo removal feels similar to a rubber band snapping the skin. Others comment it feels like the popping you sometimes get with bacon grease. Regardless of your pain tolerance, Regerts Ink Removal utilizes the Zimmer Cryo 6 cooling device to provide maximum comfort and skin numbing to the skin before, during, and after your treatment. Not only does the Zimmer Cryo alleviate the discomfort, but it also reduces unwanted risks of thermal injury.

Is laser tattoo removal safe?

Yes, the safest method for removing unwanted tattoos is laser tattoo removal. This non-invasive procedure utilizes advanced FDA-cleared laser technology to ensure the safest, most effective results. In addition, our laser technicians are well-trained and certified in operating Q-switched technology and using customized protocols for each skin type and unique tattoo to ensure the safest application and best results

Our Trinity laser uses innovative technology to specifically target unwanted tattoo ink without harming any surrounding skin tissue. That said, patients may experience temporary redness, itchiness, swelling, scabbing, blistering, or skin discoloration. These side effects are natural reactions to the laser and will heal over the weeks following treatment. In addition, we will provide thorough aftercare instructions to each client to ensure their skin is taken care of outside of our practice.