With the Astanza Trinity, the average number of treatments needed to achieve complete removal ranges from 3 to 10. Patients significantly faded or smaller tattoos usually only need up to 3 or 4 treatments. However, because every patient and tattoo is unique, there is no way of knowing the exact number of treatments you will need without assessing your tattoo in person. Our laser technicians use a variety of factors to best estimate the number of treatments you need to reach your desired tattoo removal goal. These factors include:
Since everyone has a personal pain threshold, the level of pain experienced is unique to each patient. Many patients have compared the laser to a rubber band being snapped against the skin. However, if you can sit through getting a tattoo applied, you can definitely tolerate getting one removed. Luckily, laser tattoo removal is a very quick procedures and lasts anywhere from 1 to 20 minutes depending on the size of the tattoo being treated. This treatment time is significantly shorter than the hours it takes to apply a tattoo. Fresh Start Laser Tattoo Removal Clinic also utilizes the Zimmer Cryo 5 cooling machine to numb the skin before, during, and after treatment, mitigating any pain or worry that patients may have.
Laser tattoo removal is the safest, most effective method for removing unwanted ink. That being said, patients will experience minor side effects during the healing process, but all are temporary. The most common side effects patients experience are swelling, redness, scabbing, blistering, and pigmentation changes. We strongly advise patients to refrain from picking at any scabs or popping blisters that might form. While these side effects may look daunting, they are actually signs that your body is working to remove the ink from your skin. Interrupting these side effects during the healing process may cause an infection that may lead to more serious unwanted side effects. With proper aftercare, your skin will heal blemish and ink free. Half of a successful treatment comes from the laser and the technician’s skill, the other half comes from how well you take care of your tattoo when you get home.
Yes! Our Astanza Trinity laser uses two flat top homogenized laser beams, one oval and one square. These beam shapes make it easy to precisely target a specific part of your tattoo without affecting the surrounding ink. Furthermore, the flat-top homogenized beam creates an even distribution of energy across the skin, reducing the risk of unwanted side effects.
Absolutely! Laser tattoo removal is the perfect solution for patients interested in getting a cover-up tattoo. Most cover-up tattoos require double the amount of ink to conceal an existing tattoo, especially if the existing tattoo contains a lot of black or darker inks. Fading a tattoo with laser tattoo removal gives your tattoo artist a cleaner canvas to work on and more flexibility with their design. Most tattoos only need a few treatments before seeing optimal fading.