Tattoo Removal FAQs

Laser Tattoo Removal Frequently Asked Questions

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments needed varies per client and tattoo. Laser 180 assesses various factors to determine the number of treatments you need to reach your desired goal. Most clients need 5 to 10 treatments for complete tattoo removal. Clients interested in lightening a tattoo for a cover-up usually require around 3 to 4 treatments or less, depending on how old the tattoo is. The following factors are used to determine the number of treatments your unique tattoo will need:

  • Tattoo age
  • Tattoo location
  • Tattoo colors
  • Skin type
  • Depth of ink
  • Ink density
  • Pre-existing scarring
  • Individual health

How long does it take to see laser tattoo removal results?

The rate at which your tattoo fades relies primarily upon your immune system. That said, a minimum of 6 to 8 weeks is required between laser sessions to give your skin time to heal. Since the healing rate relies solely on your immune system, clients are encouraged to exercise, drink lots of water, and maintain a healthy lifestyle to improve results.

How long are laser tattoo removal treatments?

Unlike getting a tattoo, laser tattoo removal treatments are extremely fast. Depending on the size of the tattoo being removed, treatments last as little as 1 to 15 minutes.

How much does laser tattoo removal cost?

Laser 180 determines the price per treatment based on your tattoo’s size and the number of treatments needed to reach your desired goal (fading vs. complete removal). Our complimentary consultations educate you about the procedure and ensure you feel confident before proceeding with laser treatment. Check out our pricing page for special treatment package pricing and discounts.

Does laser tattoo removal hurt?

The laser is tolerable and often compared to a rubber band snapping against the skin. Clients with a lower pain tolerance have compared the laser to a tattoo application. Laser 180 provides skin-numbing solutions to maximize client comfort and reduce pain.

Is laser tattoo removal safe?

Laser tattoo removal is the safest method for removing unwanted tattoos. This non-invasive method uses advanced laser technology to penetrate the skin and target unwanted ink without damaging any surrounding skin tissue. Laser 180 uses FDA-approved laser technology to ensure the safest application and best results for all skin types.

Are there side effects to laser tattoo removal?

The most common side effects are redness, swelling, itchiness, hyperpigmentation, scabbing, and blistering. These side effects are temporary and heal during the 6 to 8-week waiting period between treatments. Your tattoo should fade without any severe side effects with proper aftercare.

Can you fade my tattoo for a cover-up or remove a specific element?

Yes! We use laser tattoo removal to perfect our cover-up artwork and give you the exact tattoo you’ve been dreaming of. Laser tattoo removal helps fade a tattoo to create a cleaner canvas for our tattoo artists to work on. By fading the original artwork, our talented tattoo artists can provide more size, color, and design options to deliver a tattoo you’re proud to wear while completely concealing the existing unwanted tattoo.