The FAQs

 


How does laser tattoo removal work?

How does laser tattoo removal work?
Laser energy is directed at the tattooed area for a fraction of a second, passing harmlessly through the outer layer of the skin and targeting the tattoo ink directly. The laser disrupts the ink for tattoo removal, allowing your body to absorb it and break it down naturally.

How much does Tattoo Removal cost?

Tattoo removal by Changes Laser is affordable. Changes Laser offers a free consultation to evaluate your tattoo and at that time will give you a price quote and and a recommendation on how many treatments you will need. Changes Laser fees are a great value and we also provide interest free financing and special payment plans for our clients‘ convenience.

Can a tattoo with lots of colors be removed?

Usually, but not always. Changes Laser uses state-of-the-art lasers and the newest techniques. Some colors may require more tattoo removal treatments, but they can usually be removed. Some colors cannot be removed. Certain shades of purples, pinks, yellow, and white are examples of colors that may not be removable by our Laser Tattoo Removal.

Can I lighten my tattoo in order to cover it with another tattoo?

Yes. Tattoo artists refer many clients who request lightening their tattoos before cover up work is performed. This often allows for a greater choice in a new tattoo design, improving the final result.

Will my tattoo be gone after my first Laser Tattoo Removal treatment?

No. There are several different factors involved in determining how many treatments your particular tattoo will require, but between 5 and 15 treatments is average.

Why has nothing changed after a tattoo removal treatment?

This is completely normal. Some people may even see their tattoo get darker with their first treatment. Everyone responds at a different rate. The tattoo removal treatment is only effective with multiple visits…just be patient and follow the advice of Changes Laser’s experts to get the best results possible

How often should I come in for Laser Tattoo Removal treatments?

Laser tattoo removal treatments are best performed every 6 to 8 weeks. This allows your body and immune system enough time to remove the pigment. The laser breaks up the pigment so the body’s immune system can take it away.

Can I buy just one Laser Tattoo Removal treatment at a time?

Yes, you can buy just one treatment at a time. However, we offer discounts if you purchase multiple tattoo removal treatments at the same time.

How long does it take to heal?

The laser treated tattoo takes 7 to 10 days to heal much like a tattoo. The inked area will be slightly raised and the area around the tattoo will look reddish and feel warm, much like sunburn.

Will I have a scar after Laser Tattoo Removal?

Scarring is rare after laser tattoo removal, however, scarring is a possibility in any medical procedure involving the skin. If you are predisposed to keloids, or you scar easily, your chances may be higher. Compliance with our aftercare instructions will greatly reduce your chances of scarring.

Does the laser tattoo removal treatment hurt?

For most people there is a minimal amount of discomfort involved in this procedure. Most clients describe the feeling as a rubber band snap.We use the most modern cooling equipment available to numb the skin and make the treatment as comfortable as possible.

What should I do before my tattoo removal treatment?

Shave the area to be treated, if necessary. Avoid aspirin, Aleve, Motrin, or ibuprofen products.

What do I need to do after I am treated?

You may resume all activities soon after the laser tattoo removal treatment, provided you ensure the area is not rubbed or scratched. If you are in the sun, you should cover the treated area to prevent sunburn until the skin has healed.

What are the risks or side effects of laser tattoo removal?

With any laser procedure there is a rare chance of hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation if pre- and post-treatment care instructions are not followed properly. Even less common procedure risks include blistering, infection, or scabbing. Individuals taking certain medications like Ibuprofen may experience bruising.