We’re happy to have added Laser Tattoo Removal to our services at New London Ink. We are using the Quanta Q Switch Studio Laser, one of the best lasers available, a laser pulse is aimed at the tattoo and passes harmlessly through the skin. The laser targets the tattoo pigment, leaving the surrounding skin virtually untouched. The energy from the beam is transferred to the ink which breaks into small particles fading the tattoo, and is removed from the body by the immune system.

 

Laser

At New London Ink, we use a Quanta Studio
Laser. Best for black and red pigments, as well as others. Greens,
yellows and blues can be a little more tricky.

How many treatments will it take?

Unfortunately, it is impossible to give an exact
estimate as to number of treatments. There are too many factors
such as the age of tattoo, age of the person, quality of the tattoo as
well of the application, location, heatlh, ink color, etc. A good
range is anywhere from 5-15, give or take.

Color’s we can’t do ?

Green, blue, yellow

Cost

Varies. See chart. Typically starts at
$100. Price will increases by size, roughly $200 for a 6”x6” area.
We will do our best to find a price or package that will work for
your budget.

Is it covered by insurance?

Unfortunately Laser Removal is
considered cosmetic. Therefore it cannot be paid through
insurance.

Pain

It is uncomfortable, but treatments are quick. Depending on
size, it could potentially take just a couple of seconds, up to a few
minutes or more. We want to make the process as painless as
possible by using a state-of-the-art Zimmer Cooling machine to
cool the skin to 20 degrees Celsius before and during the process,
minimizing the discomfort.

Healing

Skin will heal typically heal
in 1-10 days, depending on where you are in treatment
process(potential blistering, minor irritation, nothing
crazy).

Chance it won’t work, impossible to guarantee!

We will do the best we can, but there is always a chance we won’t be able to
succeed. There are no guarantees. We will do special pricing for
difficult tattoos. Remember, it is the safest and most effective way
possible to remove a tattoo.

Also, consider lightening for a cover up.

It is a great option if you want to improve or replace your existing tattoo. With only a few treatments (depending), your tattoo could be light enough to cover without having to get something dark to block it out. It really opens your options for getting that perfect tattoo, without having to be reminded of what’s underneath

Potential Risks

Include but are not limited to: pain, purpura (discoloration),swelling, redness, bruising,blistering, crusting/scab formation,ingrown hairs, infection, and unforeseen complications which can last up to many months, years or permanently. There is a risk of scarring. Scarring happens but is uncommon. Scarring can be permanent. Short-term effects may include reddening, mild burning, temporary bruising or blistering. A brownish/red darkening of the skin (hyper pigmentation) or lightening of the skin (hypo-pigmentation) may occur at times up to 3- 6 months, years or permanently following treatment. Loss of freckles or pigmented lesions can occur.Textual changes in the skin can
occur and can be permanent. Infection: Although infection following treatment is unusual, bacterial, fungal and viral infections can occur. Bleeding: Pinpoint bleeding is rare but can occur following treatment procedures. Should bleeding occur,  additional treatment may be necessary. Allergic Reactions: Upon dissemination, the pigments can induce a severe allergic reaction that can occur with each successive treatment. Noted in some patients are superficial erosions, bruising, blistering, milia, redness and swelling which can last up to many months, years or permanently.