Laser Tattoo Removal Austin

Want to leave those memories behind?

Moving-on can be hard to do when the past is a tattoo etched into your skin! What was once thought to be expressive and edgy may become unsightly and embarrassing today.

At Devenir Aesthetics, we offer an effective and safe solution to remove unwanted tattoos. Devenir was the first clinic in Central Texas to offer the most effective laser tattoo removal technology by Fotona.

Laser tattoo removal may be recommended by your tattoo artist prior to having a tattoo covered up or revised. Not only can it provide a “clean slate” for the artist to work with, but it can also help to eliminate any chance of scarring or having any other reactions. It is important to remember that several tattoo removal treatments may be required prior to getting your tattoo revised.

How does laser tattoo removal work?

Using the Fotona tattoo removal laser, quick pulses of light are applied to the skin. With each pulse, the ink in the skin is broken up into tiny particles which are then reabsorbed by the body. Prior to treatment, a topical numbing agent is applied to the treatment area to diminish discomfort.

How can I expect to look after a treatment?

Serious side effects are rare. Immediately following treatment, the area may appear red. This is a normal response that may last 24-48 hours on average. In rare instances, temporary swelling and/or blistering may occur.

How many treatments will I need?

Depending mainly on the colors, size, age of the tattoo, and type of ink used, tattoo removal can take at the very minimum, 5 treatments. Some colors, such as red and black, are easier to remove, as opposed to green and yellow which are more difficult. On average, most tattoos take 10-12 sessions scheduled systematically to effectively be removed. Sessions must be done at the frequency your provider has instructed in order to be effective.

What results can I expect to see?

Each pulse of the laser sends light energy into your skin. We use different wavelengths of laser light to treat different colors of ink in your tattoo. As the light energy is directed into your skin, it is selectively absorbed by the tattoo ink particles trapped in the dermis of your skin. When the ink particles absorb this energy, they instantly shatter into tiny fragments. Once the laser has broken the ink into smaller pieces, your body’s immune system works to remove the ink over the following weeks effectively flushing it away from the tattooed area. We see the result of this as the tattoo lightening in appearance. Each additional laser treatment breaks down more and more ink until the tattoo can no longer be seen.

FAQs

  • How do lasers remove tattoos?

    Each pulse of the laser sends light energy into your skin. We use different wavelengths of laser light to treat different colors of ink in your tattoo. As the light energy is directed into your skin, it is selectively absorbed by the tattoo ink particles trapped in the dermis of your skin. When the ink particles absorb this energy, they instantly shatter into tiny fragments.

    Once the laser has broken the ink into smaller pieces, your body’s immune system works to remove the ink over the following weeks effectively flushing it away from the tattooed area. We see the result of this as the tattoo lightening in appearance. Each additional laser treatment breaks down more and more ink until the tattoo can no longer be seen.

  • Does it hurt?

    Yes. If the tattoo hurt when you go it, it’s safe to say that getting it removed will also hurt.

  • How much does it cost?

    The cost varies by tattoo size, but we do have a minimum $100 fee per treatment.

  • If I have blisters does it mean something went wrong?

    No. Blisters are our bodies’ natural way of protecting our skin when it experiences a specific type of trauma. It is most helpful to the underlying skin if that blistered protection remains in place long enough for it to heal some. There is no need to drain or pop the blisters nor do we advise doing so.

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512.477.3778
Austin, TX 78759
3807 Spicewood Springs, Suite 201