LASER TATTOO REMOVAL: WHAT TO EXPECT
Our Laser Tattoo Removal Treatments Starts at $49 and up.
Step 1: FREE Consultation—you can start the treatment on the same appointment!
During your complimentary consultation our certified laser specialist will review the following information:
Cost per session:
Our prices start from $49 and go up. The cost per session is determined by the size of the tattoo. During your Free consultation our certified laser specialist will give you a personalized quote. Oregon Aesthetics has the most competitive prices around and offers discounts for additional tattoos.
Number of sessions needed:
Laser tattoo removal is not a one time thing. It does take multiple treatments to remove most tattoos. On average it takes 5-12 treatments for a professionally done tattoo and about 3-7 for a homemade tattoo. Color, density of the ink, depth of the ink and age are all major factors in how many sessions will be needed. We do offer discounts on packages as well.
Redness/Swelling/Bruising : Patients can experience mild redness, bruising and swelling of the treatment area and is a normal part of the removal process. Swelling, bruising and redness should cease after about 7-14 days.
When lasers heat up the ink particles in your skin they can also break tiny blood vessels surrounding the ink. This can cause blistering in the area. These blisters are superficial and are filled with water and ink. The ink in the blisters can cause them to look purple, red, orange or a mixture of colors from your tattoo. You may drain these blisters with a sterile needle if they become uncomfortable, be sure to apply triple antibiotic ointment on the drain blister after draining (do not be alarmed if the blister reforms). You do not have to drain your blisters if you do not feel comfortable they will drain on their own. If you choose to drain them please keep the thin layer of skin surrounding the blister intact because it will turn into your scab. It can take anywhere from 3-14 days for blisters to heal completely. Keep in mind if the blister is on an extremity it can take a little longer to heal. Blisters can look intimidating but are actually great for the removal process because they remove a lot of ink and heal up beautifully. If you have any questions about blistering please call Oregon Aesthetics, Oregon’s experts in effective tattoo removal, at 503.387.3105.
Scabbing is an important part of the removal process. Scabs collect broken up ink particles in the skin, and when the scab falls off so does the top layer of ink. That is why it is extremely important not to pick at scabs. We want them intact as long as possible so they will continue collecting ink. Also, picking your scabs off early can cause scarring so be careful to not soak, shave or exfoliate the area.
Hyperpigmentation (darkening of skin color) and hypopigmentation (loss of skin color) in few cases can occur however, it is only temporary. The shock of the laser can cause your body to over produce or under produce melanin. Once you have completed all of your treatments your skin will return to normal. Also, rubbing Vitamin E on the area is a great way to help with skin tone irregularities.
Oregon Aesthetics uses the most advanced equipment on the market the Quanta Q Plus C Laser, designed specifically for laser tattoo removal procedures. It’s a powerful Nd:Yag Q-Switched laser that emits 1064nm, 532nm and 694nm wavelengths that are necessary for effective tattoo removal. Oregon Aesthetics also uses the Zimmer Cryo 6 a popular cooling machine that helps numb the skin during the treatment.
Step 2: Start your First Treatment
On average, treatments are generally pretty quick and last about 5-20 minutes.
Step 3: Follow-Up Treatments
All treatments progressively get a little longer each time (when there is less ink in the skin it takes the laser a little bit longer to cause a reaction). Although your treatments are getting longer they should be more comfortable.