TATTOO REMOVAL

Full color laser tattoo removal.

Full color tattoo removal is in Southbury, CT at Grace Medical Aesthetics. Our Quanta EVO Q-Plus C Laser is the industry favorite for tattoo removal. The Quanta EVO Q-Plus C treats full color tattoos using a Q-switched laser and three wavelengths to accurately reach all depths of colors in the skin. Our tattoo removal nurses have trained extensively to provide our clients with exceptional tattoo removal results and comfortable treatment.

The first question we often hear is “Does tattoo removal hurt?”. At Grace Medical Aesthetics, our tattoo removal nurses care first and foremost about our client’s comfort level. All tattoos are numbed with a high potency lidocaine based numbing cream prior to treatment. During the tattoo removal treatment, ice packs and a cooling spray are used between laser pulses. The tattoo removal session is not completely painless, however we do our best to minimize all discomfort. Individual pain tolerances may vary, but clients have expressed the tattoo removal process is less painful than initially getting the tattoo and compare the laser to a snap of a rubber band.

Clients looking for tattoo removal at Grace Medical Aesthetics are as unique as their tattoo, and so is their treatment plan! The number of sessions needed to fully remove a tattoo depends on many factors. The size, color, and age of the tattoo all factor in to the length of the tattoo removal process. On average, anywhere from 6-10 sessions are needed to completely remove the unwanted tattoo.*

Tattoo removal at Grace Medical Aesthetics is priced per “playing card” sized area. Each “playing card” sized area is $100 per session. 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How does tattoo removal work?

Tattoo removal is a process performed at Grace Medical Aesthetics by a registered nurse. The Quanta EVO Q-Plus C laser is used to target the pigment of the unwanted tattoo and eliminate it. When the energy of the laser is delivered to the pigment, the pigment becomes fragmented into very small particles that are metabolized out of the body. Over the course of multiple treatments, more and more of the pigment is destroyed causing the tattoo to lighten over time, eventually disappearing all together.

 

Can full color tattoos be removed?

The Quanta EVO Q-Plus C laser is an industry leader for accurate and safe tattoo removal while treating the full spectrum of color. Once a tattoo is healed, each color settles into the skin to a depth in the color spectrum. Each individual color has a reserved spot in the ROYGBIV color spectrum, with red being the most superficial and violet being the deepest. Because a laser’s wavelength is designed to reach a specific target depth, more than one wavelength is necessary to completely reach all of the colors in the spectrum. At Grace Medical Aesthetics, we offer the ability to treat all colors within a tattoo. Using a combination of Q-switched nd:YAG 532, Ruby 694, and nd:YAG 1064 wavelengths, the full color spectrum can be reached.

 

Is tattoo removal painful?

The first question we often hear is “Does tattoo removal hurt?”. At Grace Medical Aesthetics, our tattoo removal nurses care first and foremost about our client’s comfort level. All tattoos are numbed with a high potency lidocaine based numbing cream prior to treatment. During the tattoo removal treatment, ice packs and a cooling spray are used between laser pulses. The tattoo removal session is not completely painless, however we do our best to minimize all discomfort. Individual pain tolerances may vary, but clients have expressed the tattoo removal process is less painful than initially getting the tattoo and compare the laser to a snap of a rubber band.

 

Tattoo removal results: How many sessions of tattoo removal are needed?

Clients looking for tattoo removal at Grace Medical Aesthetics are as unique as their tattoo, and so is their treatment plan! The number of sessions needed to fully remove a tattoo depends on many factors. The size, color, and age of the tattoo all factor in to the length of the tattoo removal process. On average, anywhere from 6-10 sessions are needed to completely remove the unwanted tattoo.

 

Tattoo removal cost: How much does tattoo removal cost?

Tattoo removal at Grace Medical Aesthetics is priced per “playing card” sized area. Each “playing card” sized area is $100 per session.

 

What is a tattoo removal session like?

When you come in for a tattoo removal session at Grace Medical Aesthetics, your session will begin with a numbing cream application to the tattoo. The numbing cream stays on the skin for about 15 minutes before the area is cleansed completely. The tattoo removal treatment itself varies in time based on the size of the tattoo, but our Quanta EVO Q-Plus C laser offers the fastest firing Ruby laser on the market. Once the treatment is complete, our tattoo removal nurse applies a triple antibiotic ointment and covers the tattoo. You will be given additional ointment, bandages, and post-care instructions before you leave.

 

How long do I wait between tattoo removal sessions?

A tattoo can be treated for tattoo removal every 8 weeks.

 

What can I expect after a tattoo removal session?

After care for tattoo removal is much like caring for an open wound. The area must be kept covered with a bandage for 24-48 hours with a triple antibiotic ointment, both of which are provided to you at Grace Medical Aesthetics. The area will be red and swollen immediately following the treatment, which can last up to 72 hours. Blistering may occur, but these will heal on their own naturally over the following week.

Is tattoo removal possible on darker skin tones?

At Grace Medical Aesthetics, we are able to treat all skin tones for tattoo removal. Hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation can occur on darker skin due to heat stimulation, but our Quanta EVO Q-Plus C laser treats all tattoo removal in Q-switched mode, which means little to no heat is transferred to the skin. Because our Q-switched laser delivers no heat, all skin tones can be treated for full color tattoo removal with minimal risk.