Tattoo Removal Costs
Charges are based on the number of square inches of solid ink - not the overall size of your tattoo. Rates are $50 per square inch of ink per treatment.
Frequently asked questions
Is removing a tattoo painful?
Most people feel some discomfort during tattoo removal. It is frequently described as snapping sensation. Depending on the location of the tattoo, it may be more uncomfortable. No Regrets uses the CynoSure™ cooling system for topical numbing and increased comfort during the treatment.
How long does it take?
The treatment itself lasts 5 to 20 minutes and most tattoos require 8 to 10 treatments. Depending on the age of the tattoo, the location, the type and color of ink used, and skin color and condition more treatments maybe needed. This will be discussed during your confidential consultation.
What is the recovery time following tattoo removal?
Normal activities can be resumed immediately following a treatment. It could even be scheduled during a lunch hour!
Can the laser be used for anything besides tattoo removal?
Yes, it can also used to remove permanent makeup, embedded pencil lead and traumatic tattoos. Traumatic tattoos are a result of tar, dirt and debris from a deep abrasion (usually road rash), which have embedded in the skin and result in a dark stained appearance at the site of the injury.
What will it look like when it's done and is there any scarring?
Initially there will be some redness, like a sunburn to the treated area. Your tattoo may appear more vibrant for a day or two following your first treatment. You will start to see fading after 10 to 14 days, older tattoos (10 years or greater), may start sooner. Results vary because each person is different. Most tattoos can be completely removed, but No Regrets cannot guarantee this on an individual basis. See before/after photos.
Do I have to limit my sun exposure after a treatment?
Yes, it is important to keep the treated area out of UV light during the removal process. No Regrets suggests you keep the area covered and use a sunscreen of SPF 30 or greater. Skin that is tanned due to the sun or tanning bed can result in a temporary hypo or hyper pigmentation (lighting or darkening of the skin).
Who does the tattoo removal?
At No Regrets Laser Services, all treatments are done in a private treatment room by RNs who are certified laser specialists (CLS)
I just got a new tattoo and I don't like it, how long do I have to wait to start removal?
You need to wait at least 6 weeks before starting the removal process. We want to make sure we are starting with healthy skin.
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THE PROCESS - How Tattoo Removal Works
No Regrets Laser Services uses the MedLite C6™, which is a "Q-switched" Nd:YAG laser that provides different wavelengths for the most effective treatment of multicolored tattoos. The MedLite C6™ has long been known as the industry's gold standard for tattoo removal. The term "Q switched" means the laser is pulsed so quickly (billionths of a second) that it is able to break down the ink without damaging skin in the process. This laser is specifically designed for tattoo removal and is not used for other procedures. Lasers remove the ink by targeting ink’s pigment with a high intensity light beam causing it to break up into smaller molecules. The ink is then absorbed by the natural bodily processes, fading the tattoo until it is no longer visible. It is common to see a more vibrant tattoo initially following the first treatment because the ink crystals are working their way up through skin layers and closer to the surface. With each treatment the laser penetrates the top layer of ink gradually removing all layers of ink and the tattoo. Some ink colors are more difficult than others to remove. Greens, light blues, teal and purple will take longer and may not be completely removed.
Laser tattoo removal
Most tattoos require 8 to 10 treatments. Depending on the age of the tattoo, the location, the type and color of ink used, and skin color and condition more treatments may be needed.