How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?

The growing popularity of tattoos has increased the number of people seeking to remove a tattoo they regret getting. Laser tattoo removal can safely and effectively eliminate your unwanted tattoo. We use the most advanced laser technology to remove more pigments from more skin tones and help you achieve the results you want. 

What is Laser Tattoo Removal?

Laser tattoo removal allows people to erase the results of a regrettable tattoo decision. When you get a tattoo, your artist injects ink deep into the skin. The pigment particles that give the ink its color are too large for your body to remove. Laser tattoo removal breaks down these pigments, and your immune system will carry them away for removal from the body. 

How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?

At El Paso Plastic Surgery, we use the PicoSure laser to remove tattoos. This laser uses energy pulses to target the pigments in your tattoo without harming the skin. When the laser strikes tattoo ink, the pigments are broken into smaller pieces. Your body’s natural removal process can now carry away the pieces. The PicoSure laser can treat all ink colors and works safely on almost all skin tones. 

How Many Laser Tattoo Removal Sessions Will I Need?

Tattoos take several sessions to remove. Most people need three to ten treatments to achieve their desired results. The number of treatments depends on:

  • The colors used in your tattoo
  • The size of the tattoo
  • The age of the tattoo
  • Your tattoo artist’s technique

Treatments are spaced six weeks apart, so laser tattoo removal is a journey that will take several months. 

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Start your journey toward natural-looking aesthetic enhancements by scheduling a consultation with one of the expert surgeons at El Paso Cosmetic Surgery. Fill out the consultation request form below and one of our team members will contact you shortly.

Is There Any Downtime After Laser Tattoo Removal?

You can go back to your usual activities after your session. You may have some redness, irritation, swelling, or blistering that resolves over several days. Your skin will be highly sensitive to UV light between sessions, so avoid sun exposure as much as possible. Some people may notice temporary skin pigmentation changes. 

How Much Does Laser Tattoo Removal Cost?

Costs for tattoo removal vary widely by location. In El Paso, you can expect to pay between $200 and $1,200 per session. A larger tattoo will require longer treatment sessions. Since you will need several treatments, you should consider this when thinking about the cost. Fresh, colorful tattoos will usually take more sessions to remove than older blue or black ones. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Tattoo Removal?

Most people make good candidates for laser tattoo removal. You should have reasonable expectations about the process and results. You should not have treatment if you have a skin condition affecting the tattoo area. 

I had my procedure done with Dr. Sozer and I have to say, He is not only an amazing Doctor, but a great person! He is very patient and will answer all questions. The staff is also amazing. They take care of you very well. The entire process, from consult to aftercare is wonderful! Thank you Dr. Sozer and staff!!!! Would definitely recommend it!

*Individual results may vary.

Take the Next Step

Interested in learning more about laser tattoo removal for yourself? Schedule a consultation at El Paso Cosmetic Surgery in El Paso, TX today by calling or texting (915) 351-1116.

Disclaimer- Any price mentioned in blogs are indicative prices of the period the blogs were posted and not binding to our current pricing. Please call or text us for our current pricing.

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