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How does tattoo removal work?

Tattoo removal utilizes thermal energy from Q-Switch lasers to break down ink pigment particles which the body then absorbs. Both black ink and colored ink tattoos can be removed.

Who can benefit from tattoo removal?

Men or women with an unwanted tattoo can benefit from laser treatments. Tattoos can be removed from any skin tone.

Can I get a tattoo removed anywhere on the body?

We can remove a tattoo anywhere on the body.

Is tattoo removal painful?

There’s no denying that tattoo removal is uncomfortable. Many patients say it is no more painful than getting the tattoo in the first place. We use a numbing solution to help with the pain. Proper aftercare of the area is imperative to avoid infection.

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What will my skin look like afterward?

There are different options for laser removal. Rather than removing all the ink in your tattoo, you can lighten it enough so that you can get another more desirable tattoo. Alternatively, if you do remove all the ink from the unwanted tattoo, there may be slight scarring or white discoloration. You can avoid the risk of scarring by paying close attention to aftercare recommendations including protecting the area from the sun and resisting scratching and itching.

How much does tattoo removal cost?

Tattoo removal cost depends on the size and ink color of the tattoo and the number of laser procedures necessary to achieve your treatment goal. During your consultation at our Bend office, we will examine you and give you an estimate.