Frequently Asked Questions.

Frequently Asked Questions.

Frequently Asked Questions.

How many treatments do I need?

Because every patient and tattoo is unique, there is no way of knowing the number of treatments you will need without assessing it first in person. Evolution Tattoo Removal uses a variety of factors to assess your tattoo and best estimate the number of treatments to achieve your desired look. We evaluate your skin type, the tattoo ink colors, the ink depth and density, as well as the location of the tattoo to estimate how many treatments you will need. Patients interested in complete removal of their tattoo usually require somewhere between 5 and 10 treatments, but may vary outside of this range.

How long until my tattoo is completely removed?

Treatments are usually very quick and don’t take more than a few minutes, some only a few seconds, depending on the size of the tattoo being treated. Complete tattoo removal is dependent on the number of treatments you need and how quickly your skin heals. A healing period of six to eight weeks is necessary between each treatment session. The rate at which your skin heals relies heavily upon how quickly your immune system removes the ink from your skin after a laser session. Patients with strong immune systems will experience faster fading. Drinking lots of water and exercising regularly can help speed up your removal results.

Does the laser hurt?

This is obviously dependent on your pain tolerance, but laser tattoo removal can feel like a rubber band being snapped against the skin or like a tattoo being applied all over again, but the process is MUCH quicker. Patients may experience slight discomfort but overall the laser is very tolerable. Our clinic uses a Zimmer Cryo cooling unit to help alleviate patient discomfort before, during, and after treatment. Sometimes topical numbing creams can also be used to help with this but in our experience aren’t really necessary. Long story short, if you could handle getting the tattoo, you can handle getting it removed.

Are there permanant side effects to laser tattoo removal?

Laser tattoo removal is considered the safest, most effective method for removing unwanted tattoos. This noninvasive procedure uses extremely quick pulses of light energy that penetrate the skin to selectively target unwanted ink while minimizing damage to the surrounding skin tissue. Patients may experience redness, itchiness, swelling, blistering, and scabbing following the treatment, but this is normal. These side effects are temporary and will heal over the weeks following each treatment. As long as proper aftercare is applied, the risk of lasting effects like scaring or pigment changes is minimal. Follow the aftercare instructions!

How much does laser tattoo removal cost?

The basis of our business is to making the best laser tattoo removal accessible for more patients, and our pricing reflects this. Evolution Tattoo Removal determines the price per treatment based on the size of the tattoo being treated. We selected our laser systems because they are the industry leaders in safely eliminating more ink with each session, decreasing the overall number of treatments needed and ultimately saving you money. Special treatment packages and promotional discounts are often available, so make sure you stay tuned with us on Facebook. We want to help make this work for you.

Can you lighten my existing tattoo?

Absolutely! In fact, most tattoo artists working on cover-ups prefer to work on lightened tattoos. Fading a tattoo before a cover-up gives a tattoo artist more flexibility and creativity with their design, and can help reduce the need for an overly dark finished piece. We often feel this is the more economical option for those unhappy with their tattoo and will work with you and your artist to get you the results you want. Along these same lines, Evolution Tattoo Removal can also remove specific elements to a tattoo while leaving the rest untouched.