Most common myths about Laser Tattoo Removal
Everyone has regrets at some point in life and regretting getting a tattoo done a while back is no exception, in fact, it is more common than you think! Research shows that 20% of tattooed people have ink regret, and a 2012 study from The Patient’s Guide shows that laser tattoo removal procedures have increased 32% from the previous year.
Despite this positive trend in the market, there are a lot of myths and misconceptions regarding tattoo laser treatments. Here at our Tattoo Undo & Veins Too Denver office we want to make sure you have all the facts & truths about tattoo removals, to help you make an informed decision and stop feeling regret for a tattoo you no longer like in your life.
Myth 1: tattoo removals are very painful
Everyone has a different pain tolerance but it does not hurt more than getting the original tattoo done. The laser technology feel is described like a rubber band lightly snapping the skin. We use a Zimmer Cryo Chiller application during the entire procedure to cool the skin and keep you as comfortable as possible. We also stand apart from our competition because we offer a topical numbing cream if you have a low pain tolerance.
Myth 2: removing a tattoo leaves a scar
With other methods such as dermabrasion that may be true. But with the latest laser technology scarring is extremely rare. The skin may get red, swollen, and may blister. Blisters can get quite large and at times, cover the entire tattoo. These blisters are superficial and will heal beautifully, but may be uncomfortable for a couple of days. If you follow our clear and easy aftercare instructions for post-treatment care, there are even fewer chances of getting a scar.
Myth 3: the tattoo won’t remove completely
Unlike some competitors, our clinic uses the gold standard in laser tattoo removal, the Cynosure Medlite C6 Q-Switched Nd:Yag laser with four wavelengths that targets all colors, and our results speak for themselves. However, due to all the unregulated tattoo inks on the market, complete removal is sometimes a hard thing to predict. The F.D.A. does not regulate tattoo inks and a lot of manufacturers and artists make and mix their own inks. Sometimes these mixes have metals and other foreign additives, for effect. These unknowns are why 100% removal is hard to predict or promise.
Myth 4: laser tattoo removal is very expensive
Though this procedure may be considered expensive, this is not always the case. The cost of the removal will depend on the size of the tattoo, the colors used, type of ink, the age and the location of the tattoo. We have very competitive service fees plus a permanent offer of $50 off your first visit!
Laser tattoo removal is the safest and most proven method to date for unwanted tattoos. For a free no-obligation consultation contact us today!
Things change with time, but Tattoo Undo & Veins Too can help!
If you regret having that tattoo for work related issues, because it is no longer relevant in your life or because you need more space for fresher ink, Tattoo Undo and Veins Too is your best option in Denver to remove it! Debbie and Mark Grillo are certified technicians in the use of laser technology for skin treatments and members of the National Laser Institute of America. They also retain a medical director, Dr. Sidney Eisenbaum M.D., and have invested in the best laser equipment in the market for tattoo, spider veins, and brown spot removals.