With our Hollywood Spectra Laser, which is a Q-Switched 1064 laser, we are able to remove virtually all color tattoos safely and effectively on almost all skin types.
Tattoo removal with the Hollywood Spectra laser allows you to get rid of a tattoo you regret having or whose original appearance has become distorted.
Removal is based on the principle of selective photo-thermolysis. When the proper laser wavelength is applied to the tattooed area, the ink absorbs the energy from the laser, causing it to break down. Your body’s natural healing processes remove the broken down pigment over time.
Spectra uses a beam of light to significantly lighten or completely remove your tattoo. When the ink particles absorb the light from the laser, they are broken up into tiny fragments and then absorbed through your body's immune system. This process generally takes a few weeks.
With no downtime and minimal side effects, you can return to your normal activities immediately after a session.
Laser removal is usually performed in intervals spaced at least 4-6 weeks apart to allow the area to heal between treatments.
The exact number of laser treatments needed varies depending on the size, age, depth, and complexity of the tattoo. The amateur tattoos respond more quickly to treatment than professional tattoos. Fox example, amateur tattoos can be removed in as few as 1 or 2 treatments, while professional tattoos may take 8 – 10 or more treatments to achieve maximum results.
Each session usually takes 15 - 30 minutes. You will continue to see lightening of your tattoo after each treatment as your body disposes of more pigment.
Most patients will have a 90-100% removal in 6-8 sessions, but this can vary. Some will need less, and some may need more.
We require a consultation appointment to discuss number of treatments we recommend, as well as pricing per treatment.
Immediately following treatment, the laser treated skin will look white. This is soon replaced by redness and then scabbing. It is important to keep the treated area moist and protected from the sun as it heals.
Pricing varies dependent on multiple factors like size, color, depth of tattoo, age of tattoo, etc.
The cost per session will be determined during a complimentary consultation prior to treatment, when a quote is drawn up and the effects are explained.
Please note that, the more ink the tattoo contains, i.e. the deeper and darker it is, the more sessions will be required in order to remove it.
Immediately after your treatment, your skin will have a white discoloration, and the area around the tattoo may become reddish and appear swollen. This is normal and will disappear slowly over time. Immediately after treatment, antibacterial ointment and gauze will be applied to the treated area to minimize infection and speed healing.
Common side effects of laser tattoo removal are minimal and uncommon in most patients, but don't be alarmed if you find signs of frosting, scabbing, swelling, discomfort, itching, hypo- and hyperpigmentation and blistering. If you develop a blister-like bubble, DO NOT PICK OR POP.
Blistering is common, and will likely occur within 8 hours after your tattoo removal treatment. Do not be alarmed, blisters heal well and are part of the normal healing process. Blisters will heal anywhere between 3 and 14 days if properly cared for. Blisters are an indication that your immune system is healing the area and beginning to remove the ink from your tattoo.
As long as you follow proper aftercare instructions, you won’t experience much discomfort or have any residual effects after sessions.
Tattoo Removal has been described as a "rubber band snap". We always want our beauties comfortable so we will offer numbing for this treatment. In addition, Nitrous Oxide (Pronox) is also available to use during your procedure to ensure you're 100% comfortable.