Do you have questions about tattoo removal? Take a quick look at this page of our laser tattoo removal frequently asked questions, and if you still have unanswered questions, simply use the contact page to send us a message or give us a quick call.


How do you remove tattoos?

One of the very first things we do when you show up for your initial tattoo removal experience is take a picture of your tattoo. This photograph is utilized to document and contrast modifications in between treatment sessions, as well as to assist us on our tattoo removal strategy. When photographed and compared with any previous projects and tattoos removed, we then numb the location of skin with a lidocaine shot prior to applying the tattoo removal laser. Lidocaine numbs the skin, permitting your tattoo removal experience to be free of pain and discomfort. This anesthetic is completely optional, and preferring to pass up is perfectly fine however may cause some pain. The laser is the used to manually remove the tattoo, ensuring that the whole tattoo area is covered with precision. Once the treatment is concluded, we use an antibiotic ointment as well as cover the area with a protective barrier. Most people feel good enough to resume their daily routine immediately after treatment. After treatment your body will slowly clear itself of the tattoo ink and you will see significant fading of your undesirable ink.


Is there a tattoo removal consultation fee?

No, your initial tattoo removal consultation is 100% free and there is no obligation whatsoever.


How much will professional laser tattoo removal cost?

There are a variety of different variables that are considered when pricing laser tattoo removal. Those variables include size, ink thickness, location, age, number of treatments, and so on. Due to the fact that no two tattoo's are alike, we would first have to physically see the tattoo in order to examine it and also give you a much more precise quote. That is why we provide free tattoo removal consultations to our potential clients. During your examination you will meet with our medically trained and experienced clinicians who have an extensive background in laser tattoo removal. We will physically assess the tattoo, generate a custom tattoo removal treatment plan to meet your specific requirements and after that provide you pricing to meet those specific needs. We can even start removing your tattoo the very same day as your consultation if you choose to do so.


Is laser tattoo removal painful?

While tattoo removal is often considered to be more painful than getting the tattoo itself, we utilize a local anesthetic to instantaneously numb the treatment area. We are staffed with skilled, qualified, and registered nurses as well as a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Our medically trained staff enables us to offer absolutely nothing but the best and also most pain free tattoo removal experience in Portland, OR.


How many tattoo removal treatments will I need?

While we utilizes the most sophisticated tattoo removal lasers available, removing a tattoo is still a procedure that takes commitment and time. The number of treatments will differ from client to client depending on the age of the tattoo, the ink color, density and also your skin type. We are dedicated to treating your tattoo until as much of the ink has actually been removed as possible. With the Enlighten Cutera laser, we typically see anywhere from 1-3 tattoo removal treatments for lightening and 3-6 treatments for complete tattoo removal. If you are still interested in determining exactly how many laser tattoo removal treatments you can expect to entirely remove your tattoo, we advise calling us for a free tattoo removal consultation.


How long do I need to wait between tattoo removal treatments?

Laser tattoo removal can often be performed on black tattoos by using reduced powered treatments once every week or two. As a whole, however, it is best to wait at the very least 6 weeks in between laser tattoo removal treatments. Sometimes it is feasible to fade or eliminate the tattoo with a smaller number of treatments if you agree to wait 8-12 weeks between sessions, to ensure that your body has a much longer chance to clear away pigment after laser tattoo removal treatment. You should consider the fading and eventual removal of your tattoo as a job which may require you to work on from time to time over the course of a year.


Will my tattoo be completely removed?

Again, there are a number of factors that must be considered if you would like to have your tattoo removed. Ink color, density, tattoo size and age are all very important factors. Additionally, how your skin reacts to laser tattoo removal can be another factor to consider. While most of the time it is possible to remove your tattoo completely, we recommend calling us for a free tattoo removal consultation before beginning treatment.