1. Schedule a free consultation
To start the tattoo removal process, you’ll have to schedule a consultation. We’ll listen to you and figure out what the best options are for you based on the size and colors of your tattoo and discuss financing options, if needed.
2. Start laser removal sessions
After the initial consultation, we’ll either start removal sessions on the same day or schedule your first laser removal session. The number and length of each tattoo removal session will depend mainly on the size of your tattoo. The larger the tattoo, the longer it will take to remove the tattoo.
At Dr. Ink Eraser, we use a combination of Nanosecond and Picosecond laser technology to erase tattoos. When you get a tattoo, the needles inject ink deep into the skin, where your body’s immune system will fight off the ink particles. It will break down some of the smaller particles, but the larger particles will remain (which is why tattoos fade over time).
Lasers can break down the remaining ink particles to remove tattoos. Some lasers are more effective at breaking certain particles of ink down, depending on the size and color. The Picosecond technology uses 3 wavelengths of light that cover all colors in the rainbow and is great for breaking down smaller particles. Nanosecond laser technology can break down larger particles. The majority of lasers (including Nanosecond lasers) operate at 1 wavelength, which makes it difficult for those lasers to “see” colors that are outside of that single wavelength. This makes Picosecond lasers ideal for removing colors that Nanosecond lasers may not be able to remove as well on its own.
Combining these lasers makes our process a more powerful tattoo removal option than traditional methods; together, these Nanosecond and Picosecond lasers operate at high speeds without heating up, so they won’t damage the skin and will remove the tattoo in nearly half the time and number of sessions it would take other lasers on their own.
3. Repeat removal sessions until tattoo is gone
We’ll repeat removal sessions roughly every 6 to 8 weeks until the tattoo is officially removed.