The Removal Process
Laser tattoo removal technology has advanced not only to allow more successful removal of tattoos, but now removals can be accomplished in a series of very short treatments. For What Were You Inking? Denver Laser Tattoo Removal clients, this translates to less time devoted to the process.
How laser tattoo removal works
Laser tattoo removal works by focusing laser energy to break up the pigment/color in your tattoo. Our Trinity Laser by Astanza is a Q-switched Nd:YAG and Ruby laser used exclusively for tattoo removal – making it the very best laser available for tattoo removal.
Rethink what you know about tattoo removal with What Were You Inking? Because our laser uses three separate wavelengths of light to remove darker (black, purple, blue, brown) and lighter (red, green, yellow, orange) tattoo pigment we can now target more colors more successfully than clinics using other lasers with only two wavelengths. The laser needs only a fraction of a second to break down the pigment allowing your treatment to be completed in a very short time. Tattoo removal lasers are non-ablative, meaning they do not penetrate the deeper layers of skin, making scarring extremely rare and allowing for quick healing.
An average tattoo takes 5 to 10 treatments to remove completely. The number of treatments depends on the age, color, quality of ink, and technique used to create the tattoo (professional vs. homemade).
Types of tattoos we can remove
As the leading tattoo removal expert in Denver, we can help patients with a very wide range of tattoos, such as:
- Traumatic tattoos
- Professional tattoos
- Amateur tattoos
Visit our Tattoo Removal Before and After Pictures page to see just a few examples.
Minimal side effects
Laser tattoo removal is the safest and easiest way to remove an unwanted tattoo. With our laser, we are able to precisely target the ink in your tattoo with minimal side effects. The laser energy gently passes through the outermost layer of skin until it reaches the tattoo’s pigment, leaving the lower layers untouched. The procedure is non-ablative, meaning the skin is very rarely broken making even pinpoint bleeding uncommon. Our superior technology allows us to be the leader in Denver tattoo removal.
For your comfort, during the procedure we use a high-tech cooling system to numb the skin during the removal process. Following the procedure patients may experience redness and some slight swelling. As the area heals blisters may appear. We also offer a topical numbing cream if a patient needs additional pain relief.
Many patients are familiar with laser hair removal – tattoo removal lasers do not need to penetrate as deeply into the skin and procedures are less painful and much shorter in duration.
Contact our clinic at 303-455-5900 or click here to schedule a free consultation.