Jenny does a short interview with us and then we start her first laser tattoo removal treatment.  After, she answers some questions about the process and gives some feedback on what new clients should expect.


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    How Are Tattoos Removed?
    Q-Switched ND:Yag lasers are used to target the pigment in tattoo ink that resides below the skins surface and fragment it.  Your body’s natural immune system will then absorb, break down and dispose of the pigment over a period of time.
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    Is Laser Tattoo Removal Painful?
    Each person perceives pain differently, so there is no definitive answer.  There will be some mild discomfort that is often associated with a hot rubber band being snapped on the skin.  A cryo chiller is used to help reduce swelling and alleviate discomfort during the tattoo removal treatment.
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    How Many Treatments Are Needed?
    The age, location and quality of the tattoo and colors used, combined with your body’s ability to dispose of the ink will determine the total number of treatments needed.  We will discuss this in depth with you during an initial consult to help establish realistic expectations.
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    Can My Tattoo Be Completely Removed?
    Because of the number of variables with how tattoos are done, tattoo pigment differences and how your immune system responds to laser tattoo removal treatment, combined with color and tattoo placement it’s impossible to give a blanket statement of yes or no.  We’ll discuss during an initial consult what your goals are and how to achieve them.
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    Will There Be Any Scarring?
    The chances of scaring are very low, however it is possible if the aftercare instructions are not followed.
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    Can Only a Portion of My Tattoo be Removed?
    Yes.  Often times there is a portion of a tattoo that you would like removed and / or covered, and we can target just those portions of your tattoo.
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    What’s Involved With Aftercare?
    Complete aftercare will be given at the time of removal, including a take home care sheet.

More commonly asked questions about laser tattoo removal can be read here.