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Tattoo Removal Process

January 05, 2016

Are you thinking about removing your tattoo?  What’s stopping you?  For most people, once they’ve decided to get rid of their tattoo, they want it gone without delay.  Regardless of your reason for wanting to remove your tattoo, people looking into tattoo removal have a lot of questions about the process.  Does tattoo removal actually work?  What does it cost to remove a tattoo?  Does it hurt?  Read more to learn about our tattoo removal process.

The first step to removing your tattoo is to schedule a consult visit with a doctor or a licensed aesthetician.  They will take your history and do an evaluation of the tattoo.  They will talk to you about what to anticipate as far as number of treatments it may take to remove your tattoo, possible side effects and cost.  The number of treatments vary depending on the size and color of the tattoo.  The cost associated will vary as well, depending on the number of treatments required to remove the tattoo.

Sound Tattoo Removal offers our patients several advantages over other tattoo removal providers.  Sound Tattoo Removal uses the Cutera Enlighten Laser, a state-of-the-art laser, that offers the most advanced technology in tattoo removal.  Because of the specific type of laser system that Cutera deploys, the Cutera can target various color ink particles, at varying depths within the skin.  The result is a highly effective tattoo removal laser.  The Cutera Enlighten is effective at removing most tattoos, but it is also far more efficient than older tattoo removal lasers.  The benefit – fewer treatments.  In fact, the Cutera can remove a tattoo in 40% fewer treatments compared to older lasers.  And because the Cutera laser can remove tattoos in fewer treatments, that reduces the cost.  

The Benefits of the Cutera Enlighten Laser:

  • highly effective at removing tattoos
  • fewer treatments required to remove most tattoos
  • fewer treatments means less cost

So, what about pain? Patients say the discomfort they feel with the Cutera Enlighten Laser is like having a rubber band snapped on their skin.  To some that may be tolerable, but to others that may sound unpleasant.  Especially if you have a large tattoo and you are looking at needing multiple treatments, wanting to make the process as pain-free as possible is completely understandable.  Here at Sound Tattoo Removal, because we operate under the direction of a physician, Dr. Peter Gregory of Sound Vascular, we can offer topical lidocaine – a safe, anesthetic applied to the skin to numb the area while the treatment is being performed.  The lidocaine, similar to what a dentists’ office might use, wears off after about 30 minutes.  

Making the decision, for some people, is the hardest step in the process of removing a tattoo.  But once the decision is made to remove it, why wait?  There is an effective and safe way to remove an unwanted tattoo.  We at Sound Tattoo Removal are here to help.  Contact us to talk about your tattoo removal.  

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FAQ

Because we use the most advanced laser available, we can generally complete your tattoo removal in 40% fewer treatments than other providers. The number of treatments depends on your tattoo. Contact us today and tell us about your tattoos. You can even send us a photo. We’ll let you know what it’ll take.

Tattoo ink exists deep below the first layer of skin. In order to reach all of the ink in the skin, multiple treatments are needed to break up the ink in layers. The size, depth, and color of the inked area is also a factor in the number of treatments needed. In your consultation, our Seattle Tattoo Removal Master Aesthetician will be able to give you greater insight as to what your tattoo removal treatments will entail.

Contact us today and tell us about your tattoos. You can even text us a photo. We’ll let you know what it’ll take.

In many cases, yes. However anyone seeking tattoo removal treatments should be aware that there are many factors which will determine the final results of laser tattoo removal treatments.

Get in touch. We'll set up a time to talk, or ask you to text us a photo of your tattoo. We'll work with you to put together an affordable, low-hassle tattoo removal plan so you know what to expect before you begin.

Patients who have received tattoo removal treatments with the Cutera enlighten laser compare the sensation to having a rubber band snapped against their skin. Not bad, right? But even better: Sound Tattoo Removal operates within Sound Vascular under the direction of a Medical Doctor. That means that unlike most tattoo removal centers, we can offer most patients lidocaine, a topical anesthetic to numb your skin. While your tattoo is being removed, you'll barely feel a thing.

Many patients report some redness and swelling. It doesn’t last long, and you can go about your normal work and family life immediately after treatment and throughout the process.

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