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Laser Tattoo Removal, How many sessions exactly?

Posted on March 4, 2012 at 4:15 AM

"THINK BEFORE YOU INK"

LASER TATTOO REMOVAL EXPERIENCE AMONG FILIPINOS.

 

At Present, Skin Wellness has performed one thousand laser tattoo removal cases and counting.

 

 

Everytime we meet a new client who wants a tattoo removed, an essential question always include the ' number of sessions’. A very basic question, but needs several considerations and an intelligent yet easy to understand explanation. Getting inked is so easy but removing it involves a cascade of processes , time and cost play an important factor.

 

A group of American dermatologists made this descriptive study which can predict the number of sessions needed to remove the ink. Big thanks to them. This made long discussions , guided and easy to comprehend.

 

The Kirby Desai Scale is a very good presentation of how Q Switched Nd Yag works to remove a tattoo, and how well and how fast it works. Considerations include : the skin type, the anatomy, the intensity of ink, history of scarring, colors of ink and the quality or design of the tattoo.

 

Actual clinical procedure entails detailed passes of the laser, the right settings and power, the pain threshold of the patient. Pain with anesthesia cream is bearable. Taking pain reliever tablets before the procedure helps. Laser shots are described as having small , warm needles and rubber band snaps on the skin. Bony areas are more sensitive than the muscular parts.

 

A good immune system plays a major role to make laser tattoo removal more efficient.

 

Based from actual results of Skin Wellness Clinic, an eyebrow tattoo can be erased in 3 to 5 sessions, a 10 year old amateur tattoo is hard to decipher after 5 sessions , an intricate design with thin shadow tattoo in 5 to 8 sessions, but embossed colored very graphic ones can take 10 sessions or more.

 

We have encountered tattoos which have had cover up made by tattoo artists and left devastating keloids , this will make the laser tattoo removal more complicated and less effective. Cover ups make the darker ink sink into the deeper layers of the skin. Q Switched NdYag will not leave any scarring, but it cannot reverse the scars made by tattoo cover ups.

 

Let me share with you the Kirby Desai Scale, the BEST AND ONLY predictor of how many sessions will be needed to totally removal a tattoo using the Q Switched Nd Yag Laser.

 

http://www.drtattoff.com/images/articles/Laser-Tattoo-Removal-Scale-The-Kirby-Desai-Scale-JCAD.pdf

 

Email us a photo of your tattoo with the dimensions in inches, and we will help you get your Kirby Desai Scale and the number of sessions needed.

 

And think twice before having a tattoo cover up.

"THINK BEFORE YOU INK" ... but we will help you get rid of it anyway.


For inquiries please email us a photo of your tattoo with a ruler beside it and send it to [email protected] We keep emails and photos private.

We have a newly acquired Q Switched Ndyag that delivers stronger pulses, faster results. 


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21 Comments

Reply Rhon navarrete
10:37 PM on June 10, 2016 
Gud day! How much per session to remove my tattoo on my legs?
Reply Jazel
7:24 PM on December 19, 2015 
How much is tattoo removal?
Reply Lisa
7:30 AM on July 17, 2015 
I dealt with scars from high school and I was always so insecure because of my sister having simple flawless skin. After using the tips from this site
[http://beautynskincare.com/acne/]I have so much confidence in myself. Thank you so much.
Reply Maria.Prewin D.Liwag
3:19 AM on June 23, 2015 
Hi!!
I would like to know how much is the exact cost of eyebrow tattoo removal.
Thanks.Please Reply
Reply arlene
1:47 PM on May 1, 2015 
i want Harry my tattoo
Reply Sheila Tabanao
8:43 AM on February 16, 2015 
Hi i want to ask for eyebrow tattoo removal how much is the cost?
Reply Joanne condeno
10:03 AM on February 9, 2015 
I want to remove my tattoo on my neck. How much per session
Reply skinwellness
10:27 PM on October 4, 2014 
Hi madz,

rates depend on the size of the tattoo, kindly send us a photo with a ruler beside the tattoo for reference, [email protected]

thank you.
madz says...
I would like to know how much is per square inch cost of tattoo removal.I can send you the photo thank you
Reply skinwellness
10:26 PM on October 4, 2014 
You may ask specific questions here.

thank you.

damian t. lacasa, jr. says...
i want to know more about laser tatoo removal
Reply skinwellness
10:24 PM on October 4, 2014 
hi Paul,
better if the tattoo removal process takes place after the wound has healed completely.
please get in touch with us thru a private message on our facebook: facebook.com/theskinwellness.

we are updated with the current rates in the q switched ndyag tattoo removal industry thru our clients from different clinics transferring to us.

our ndyag procedure is performed by a board certified dermatologist.

thank you.

Paul says...
Please doctor, I really need you help. I had the tattoo yesterday and completely regret it. Please do contact me asap. I do not have much of savings but please while that tattoo is still fresh can you help me put please.
Reply skinwellness
10:20 PM on October 4, 2014 
Hi Jennie,
we need to see the actual tattoo, kindly send a photo of it with a ruler beside the tattoo for reference. thanks.

[email protected]
Reply Jennie Ann Keith Rodriguez
1:21 AM on September 19, 2014 
I would like to inquire on how much and how many sessions would it take for my tattoo to be removed? I had it done just 2 weeks ago and my boss thinks it has to go. :(
Reply Paul
11:44 AM on September 15, 2014 
Please doctor, I really need you help. I had the tattoo yesterday and completely regret it. Please do contact me asap. I do not have much of savings but please while that tattoo is still fresh can you help me put please.
Reply damian t. lacasa, jr.
11:12 PM on September 8, 2014 
i want to know more about laser tatoo removal
Reply madz
10:35 PM on September 2, 2014 
I would like to know how much is per square inch cost of tattoo removal.I can send you the photo thank you
Reply Achilles
11:32 PM on August 6, 2014 
I have this bad tattoo in my scalp that I want to remove, I want to do laser removal..How many days will it take to do the next treatment? If second session is necessary, days? Weeks? Month? Basically these are Small Dots Black ink on my head.. Will Laser leave a scar? And How much will it cost laser removal? pls. Email me back, Salamat!
Reply Lee
12:27 AM on April 2, 2014 
How much tattoo removal? black. 1x3 inches. 1 year pa lang.
Reply Lalala
11:33 AM on January 10, 2014 
How much is tatt removal with dimension of 1xone-half in? Pls reply :(
Reply Janelle
4:51 AM on December 10, 2013 
Hi ask Ko lang sana, kung how much ang tattoo removal, 1Month palang un tattoo ko 1inch ang laki 2
Reply Icke
8:27 AM on October 14, 2013 
mag kano po ba ng tattoo removal pls price

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