Laser Tattoo Removal
Introducing Picosecond Technology!
If you’re considering removing a tattoo, you are not alone. According to research conducted by the American Society of Dermatological Surgery, half of the 40 million Americans with a tattoo will eventually want it removed. At NW Dermatology Institute, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your goal of tattoo removal whether it’s the complete removal or just lightening of the tattoo to modify or cover with a new one.
We are pleased to announce that we now offer state of the art tattoo removal utilizing Cutera Enlighten™, the world’s first and only dual wavelength (1064nm +532nm) and dual pulse duration (750ps+2ns) laser. We selected the Cutera Enlighten™ because it has the versatility to treat all types of tattoo ink. Most impressively, we are able to treat all colors in half the treatments required by traditional tattoo removal Q-switched lasers.
Laser tattoo removal has definitely made a quantum leap as a result of picosecond technology and tattoo removal is easier than ever before! Our skilled laser technicians are able to treat all skin types with the Cutera Enlighten™ results not achievable in the past. If you are considering tattoo removal or have considered tattoo removal in the past, our Cutera Enlighten™ laser is the most advanced and current technology available.
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For more information about tattoo removal, call 503.223.1933 and speak with one of our laser technicians. We look forward to answering your questions and helping you with your tattoo removal concerns.
How many treatments are required?
Laser tattoo removal requires you to come in for multiple treatment sessions. The number of treatments required depends on the quality and depth of your tattoo application. Other factors include density of ink used in your tattoo, the color that was used and whether it was applied by a professional or an amateur.
All of these factors combined will determine the necessary number of treatments. We anticipate that tattoos applied professionally will require 3-8 treatments while amateur tattoos can often be removed in as little as three treatments.
Does tattoo removal hurt?
Some patients say they feel a slight sting, like the snap of a rubber band on the skin, followed by the feeling of sunburn on the area treated. Most treatments do not require anesthetic; however, some patients feel more comfortable with a local numbing agent like ice or an anesthetic cream.
How much does it cost?
The cost of each session depends on the size of the tattoo or tattoos being removed. We’ll quote the cost of each session during your free consultation. We are able to offer both package pricing and individual treatment pricing.
What is the healing process?
Most patients experience some redness, swelling, and minor blistering of the skin with each laser treatment. These side effects are temporary and your skin will heal completely. We provide our patients detailed after-care instructions to help them manage their skin after each treatment.
How often are treatments performed?
Treatments are performed every 4-6 weeks.