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Laser Tattoo Removal – FAQ’s?

How Our Pittsburgh Laser Tattoo Removal service Works

Our Pittsburgh tattoo removal laser uses short pulses of highly focused energy consisting of light wavelengths and energy directed at tattoo ink under the skin. The laser heats up the ink particles and breaks them into smaller pieces, which can then be released by the body, and promote the fading of the tattoo. The average length of treatment is 3-10 sessions for most tattoos, spaced 4-8 weeks apart. Typical deciding factors regarding how long individual tattoos will take to be removed include depth of tattoo, density, type of ink, colors, area of the body, and the immune system of the patient.

Laser’s work to destroy the molecules of ink, not the skin cells themselves, however skin damage can occur during the process. The damage from laser removal comes from the time it takes for each laser burst to reach the pigment below the skin and to destroy the ink molecule. The time it takes the laser waves to reach the ink is proportionate to the strength at which the laser works. The weaker the laser, the longer it takes to reach the ink, and the longer the laser heats up the skin causing damage and blistering.

In addition, different ink colors require different wavelengths to shatter those molecules. Each color absorb different wavelengths of light causing the molecule to vibrate. If enough of the right wavelength hits a molecule of ink the molecule vibrates so quickly it breaks into pieces. These pieces of the molecule are small enough for the body to remove over time. Many lasers treatments use longer bursts of wavelengths that aren’t exact for that molecule to destroy the molecule. This can cause burns, blisters, and does not always destroy the toughest of the ink colors such as blues and greens.

Unlike many other “tattoo removal lasers”, the Quanta Laser system at our Laser Tattoo Removal clinic in Pittsburgh, PA is the strongest tattoo removal laser on the market. It’s laser pulse takes less time needed to reach and destroy ink molecules, less time the skin is under the laser, therefore reducing the chance for damage to the skin. In addition the broad spectrum of wavelengths specifically designed to destroy ALL colors of ink means the treatments are more effective each session, reducing the number of visits needed to fully remove a tattoo.

How much does Laser Tattoo Removal Cost

The current demand for tattoo removal is high, with prices on average ranging anywhere from $150 to $500 per treatment. Demand for tattoo removal is expected to grow in future years as more people who are currently tattooed (estimated at 50% of the tattooed population), seek tattoo removal. The preliminary demographics indicate that of this market percentage, 30% will come from the 30 to 39 age group, and 40% from the 20 to 29 age group.

At Pittsburgh Tattoo Removal however, our laser tattoo removal prices are the lowest in the Northeast, maybe the greater US states, starting at only $60 per treatment and is based on the size of the tattoo being removed. We feel that it should never cost more to have a tattoo removed than it did to put it on. As the only tattoo studio in the area using the Quanta Q-Switched Laser Tattoo removal system we are in a position to offer the highest quality and least expensive tattoo removal experience to our clients.

Following the initial consultation, your treatment plan will be outlined, with separations of approximately 6 to 8 weeks between sessions. Keep in mind that initially, changes may be difficult to detect. However, with continued treatments you will begin to see significant changes. Most tattoos can be completely cleared within 5 to 15 treatments. Also remember that because the laser works like sunlight, lighter colors like white, do not attract it and may stubbornly refuse to disappear. Working together with your practitioner will give you the best advice and assessment of your treatment options and outcomes.

Have patience with your treatment program as not every treatment will produce the same results. By following the advice of your technician in the aftercare of your skin and treatment area, you will find that you experience the best results in the shortest time span.

Tattoo Statistics
Tattoo Statistics
Annual amount of U.S. spending on Tattoos $1.65 Billion
Total percent of Americans (all ages) who have at least one tattoo 14%
Percentage of U.S. adults 18-25 who have at least one tattoo 36%
Percentage of U.S. adults 26-40 who have at least one tattoo 40%n
Tatol number of Americas that have at least on tattoo 45 Million
Number of tattoo parlors in the U.S. 21,000
Average cost of a small tattoo $45.00
Average cost of a large tattoo $150.00
Percentage of U.S. population who have covered up a tattoo with another tattoo 5%
Percentage of people with tattoos who claim the are addicted to ink 32%
Percentage of people who have some regret after getting a tattoo 17%
Percentage of people with a tattoo who are getting or have had one removed 11%
Factors Considered When Getting a Tatoo
Percentage of people with tattoos who think the reputation of tattoo artist or tattoo studio is the most important factor. 49%
Percentage of people with tattoos who think price is the most important factor. 8%
Percentage of people with tattoos who think a tattoo with a personal meaning is the most important factor. 43%
How People Feel About Their Tattoo
Total percentage of people with tattoos who say their tattoo makes them feel rebellious. 29%
Percentage of people with a tattoo that say it makes them feel more sexy. 31%
Percentage of people with tattoos who say their tattoo makes them feel more intelligent. 5%