Tattoo Removal Questions & Answers
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Will you remove tattoos from minors?
Will health insurance cover the treatments?
Can any tattoo be removed?
Part of what separates Advanced Aesthetics Ink is our ability to remove a full spectrum of colors. Many other clinics are not as successful due to older or less advanced technology that restricts removal of certain hues.
Are there any instructions prior to laser tattoo removal?
Yes! You MUST refrain from using Accutane for 6 months and refrain from using topical Retinol, Retin A or vitamin A derivatives on the treated area for 2 months.
Also, keep the tattoo protected from sun exposure with a true zinc based 30 spf. No sun burns, tanning beds or spray tanning for two weeks prior to treatment.
Does tattoo removal hurt?
To some it’s similar to having an elastic snapped on the skin. To others the discomfort of laser tattoo removal is similar to being tattooed with a slight increase in intensity but in a fraction of the time. Where it may have taken hours to get your tattoo, in just seconds to minutes you will have received an entire laser treatment. The size, color and location may have an effect on the sensitivity to the laser. But most, including myself find it to be quite tolerable. The Zimmer cooling system maximizes your comfort during your treatment.
Will it scar?
How do you determine how my skin will react to the laser?
How long is the healing process after a treatment?
How long does the area need to heal in between laser tattoo removal treatments?
We will start your tattoo removal process with 4-6 weeks in between treatments. We will progress to 8 weeks and then up to to 10 weeks or more between treatments near the end of your process.
We believe that it is most effective to give your body time to digest the ink after each treatment. You are guaranteed better results by taking time off between treatments.
How do I protect the area in between laser treatments?
View our article on Reminders for Care After Laser Tattoo Removal