Frequently Asked Questions
Who will provide my treatment?
At Laser Tattoo Removal of Vermont, only licensed medical professionals perform our laser treatments. We use top-of-the-line technology paired with medical expertise to provide the best tattoo removal results in the region.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments needed for each person and tattoo is variable. Many factors affect the removal process, including skin type, tattoo size, ink color, location on the body, and patient immune health.
Average patients require anywhere from 5 to 10 treatments, usually spaced 4- 6 weeks apart for complete ink removal.
Our Astanza Duality laser will minimize the number of removal sessions needed due to its advanced, specialized, and powerful technology.
How long does a treatment take?
Treatment time depends on the tattoo color(s) and size. Larger tattoos take more time to treat and numerous colors could need more than one laser setting, extending treatment duration. Average treatment times range from 30 seconds to 15 minutes.
Does laser tattoo removal hurt?
The sensation of a tattoo removal treatment is closely compared to having the tattoo applied. Some patients say the treatment hurts less than getting the tattoo applied – and some patients say it hurts more. All patients say the treatment is tolerable, especially considering that it lasts just a couple minutes.
Because Laser Tattoo Removal of Vermont is dedicated to making the removal process as painless as possible, we have invested in the perier method of skin numbing. Our Zimmer Cryo 6 is a cold air machine that blows at -30 degrees centigrade to effectively numb your skin before, during, and after each treatment.
The Cryo's cold air does not interfere with the laser tattoo removal process; it simply helps ease patient discomfort.
Are there any side effects?
The advanced Q-switched of our laser leaves little room for negative effects. Swelling and blistering of the treatment site are a completely normal part of the removal process.
For sensitive or darker skin types, a temporary increase or decrease in pigmentation may occur, but is often resolved naturally with time. The most important thing to keep in mind is to not pick any scabs that form.
It is important to follow the practitioner-directed aftercare instructions closely to minimize negative effects and maximize tattoo fading. Extensive tattoo removal aftercare instructions can be found here.
After your treatment, the Laser Tattoo Removal of Vermont certified laser specialist will provide a sheet of aftercare instructions for you to take home.
How much does each treatment cost?
Each tattoo removal session depends on the size of the tattoo that is to be removed. We offer free consultations to assess the unwanted tattoo and determine a treatment cost.
At Laser Tattoo Removal of Vermont, we offer attractive discounts (up to 20% off) if you purchase a package set of treatments.