Can I have my tattoo removed if it is near my eyes?
Yes. Dr. Lee is an expert at laser safety and has special eye protection that will prevent injury to your eye area. It is important that you always work with professionally trained medical providers to insure your safety.
How much does tattoo removal cost?
The total cost of the procedure will depend on the number of session needed to completely remove the tattoo. During a complimentary consultation, we will give you pricing for your tattoo removal procedure. Factors such as the size, location, colors and depth of your tattoo will affect the price.
How long will it take to remove my tattoo?
The length of time it takes to remove a tattoo varies by patient. We recommend a minimum of 4-6 weeks between laser sessions to allow the skin to properly heal between visits. The number of treatments needed will vary depending on a number of factors. Some tattoos can be removed in as little as 2-3 sessions, while others may require 6-10 sessions.
If you are trying to remove a tattoo for a special event, it is important to communicate this to us at your first appointment. We will then try to customize a treatment plan can that meets your timeline. Having realistic time expectations upfront is important.
Does tattoo removal hurt?
Yes, laser tattoo removal can be extremely painful if you don’t have the area properly numbed. Advanced Surgical Arts is a medical facility so we offer complete local anesthesia for your procedure. Some facilities only offer a cooling device or a topical numbing cream(Expect to experience more pain with this method). If pain is your concern, make sure you are in a facility that can offer injectable local anesthesia such as tumescent.
Can you just remove a portion of a tattoo?
Yes. Generally speaking, we should be able to remove only a portion of any tattoo.
Can I tattoo over an area that was treated with laser to remove a tattoo?
Yes. Once your skin has properly healed from the tattoo removal procedure, approximately 8 -12 weeks, you can safely re-tattoo the skin.
Are darker tattoos harder to remove?
No, actually darker inks are easier to remove than lighter inks. Dark black ink is the easiest to remove.
Are professional tattoos harder to remove?
Professional tattoo artists intend for their tattoos to last a long time – which makes them harder to remove. They use special ink which is placed deep into the skin. The deeper the ink, the more difficult the removal. An amateur tattoo artist is more likely to use less ink and place it close to the skin’s surface.
What are some of the side effects?
The most common side effects from tattoo removal are; bleeding, scabs, redness, swelling, tenderness and bruising.
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Doohi Lee, MD – Laser Experience
Dr. Doohi Lee is one of the nation’s leading providers of laser services for both medical and aesthetic purposes. He is a renowned laser instructor for medical providers throughout the world. Several leading laser companies have retained him to provide key opinions and scientific research on their laser protocols. All of Dr. Lee’s medical providers are experts in the advanced technique of FRAC-TAT for tattoo removal. He is certified by the American Board of Laser Medicine and Surgery.