Laser Tattoo Removal
With our powerful, precise Palomar Yag tattoo removal laser system you finally have the opportunity to remove or partially remove an unwanted tattoo. The process varies given the specific tattoo ink variety and size of the tattoo.
What kind of tattoos can be treated?
A tattoo’s color, depth, and the chemical composition of the ink all affect how it responds to laser light. Black, red, dark orange and dark blue tattoos will usually respond relatively quickly to treatment with laser. However, green, purple, brown, light orange, and light blue colors may respond more slowly. In general, most tattoos can be successfully treated. Patients should schedule a consultation for specific details and a treatment plan that meets their need.
How does it work?
The laser emits a highly focused beam of intense laser light. This light passes harmlessly through the outer layer of the skin and is absorbed primarily by the tattoo ink. As the light is absorbed, it is converted to heat. This all happens within a fraction of a second. The sudden rise in temperature within the treatment target fractures the ink. White blood cells then carry away these particles to be naturally eliminated by the body.
The power of the laser system is adjustable. When the tattoo laser power is increased more energy is applied to the tattoo ink, which eliminates it faster, but the higher the power the higher the risk of permanently lightening the skin (hypopigmentation). For better outcomes, plan on low to medium power with more treatments to decrease the risk of hypopigmentation. The “average” tattoo removal can require 10-20 laser sessions. The potential risks of laser tattoo removal include hypopigmentation, scarring and incomplete removal.
Prices vary on the size of the tattoo – Ranging from $100 - $500 per treatment.