LASER TATTOO REMOVAL FAQs
Q: How does laser tattoo removal Portland work?
A: Oregon Aesthetics uses the extremely effective and powerful Quanta Q-Plus C laser. This laser offers 3 true laser wavelengths including the 694 nm Q-Switched Ruby laser, the Q-Switched Nd: YAG 1064 nm laser and the Q-Switched Nd: YAG 532 nm laser. These three laser wavelengths achieve the highest possible fluencies, producing remarkable results to remove multi-color tattoos. Quanta Q-Plus laser is the most advance medical laser and used specifically for laser tattoo removal. The energy produced from the laser quickly heats up and shatters the ink without damaging surrounding tissue. The ink is then flushed through your lymphatic system.
Q: Does the laser remove colored tattoos?
A: Yes. Our Q-Plus C, 1064nm and 532nm used to remove black, red, orange, yellow and purple ink. Ruby 694nm laser is very effective for those stubborn blues, greens and violet ink.
Q: How many sessions will I need?
A: The amount of sessions varies depending on the depth, density, color, quality and age of the tattoo. Typically, it takes anywhere from 5-12 treatments to remove a tattoo completely with treatments spaced 4 week apart. On average, professional tattoos take roughly 5-12 treatments and homemade tattoos take about 3-7 treatments. Black and Red inks are the easiest to remove and blues and greens can be more challenging. The laser works by breaking down each layer of ink in your tattoo. Our laser specialist will use a power that best correlates with your skin tone and ink color(s). This will give you a personalized treatment that will remove your ink as quickly and safely as possible. Call us at 503.387.3105 to schedule a FREE consultation with our laser specialist and we can give you a personalized quote.
Q: What will my skin look like when I’m all done with all of my treatments?
A: Please see some photos of before and after of our clients.
Q: How long does each treatment last?
A: Treatment time depends on how big the tattoo is and how much ink you have in your skin. Normally, treatments take roughly 5-20 minutes, which enables you to have a treatment on your lunch break or before or after work!
Q: What side effects should I expect?
A: All of the side effects listed below are normal and part of the removal process. Patients can have minor swelling, redness, bruising, scabbing and blistering. Do NOT pick at the treated area, picking may cause scarring. It is important to follow the aftercare instructions provided to you and are listed on our website as well.
Q: Is this going to HURT?
A: Laser tattoo removal is a little uncomfortable but not painful. Most patients compare it to getting a tattoo or having a small rubber band snap against their skin. Oregon Aesthetics uses the Zimmer Cryo 6 cooling system to numb the skin during the treatment. The Zimmer blows extremely cold air (-30 degrees celcius) on to the skin to numb the treated area. The air is on during the whole treatment for your comfort. The nice thing is treatments only last 5-20 minutes!
Q: How much does laser tattoo removal cost?
A: Laser tattoo removal is affordable and worth every penny! Can you imagine not having “your ex’s name” on your finger or that “butterfly” on your ankle? Oregon Aesthetics allows you to pay each time you come in rather than all up front. This makes it a small monthly payment instead of a huge lump sum up front, Oregon Aesthetics also offers great NO INTEREST and LOW INTEREST financing options through CareCredit. Go to carecredit.com or call 800.365.8295 to apply, or call Oregon Aesthetics at 503.387.3105