This page is dedicated to the most frequently asked patient questions. If you have a question that is not included on this page or would like more information on one of the questions posted below, please contact our clinic at (920) 882-0115.
What is discussed during my consultation?
During your free consultation, one of our skin specialists will assess your tattoo and go over an in-depth explanation of the procedure. You will learn how our Astanza Duality laser works to remove the ink trapped in your skin. Step by step aftercare instructions will be covered to ensure your skin heals clearly and beautifully. Lastly, you will be given a free pricing quote based on the features of your tattoo. Any questions you may have will be answered during this consultation to ensure you feel comfortable before proceeding with any treatments. Call our office today to get started!
How many treatments will I need?
Since every tattoo is unique and everyone’s immune system heals differently, there is no way of knowing how many treatments you will need without assessing it in person first. A variety of factors are used to determine the number of treatments you will need, including:
- Tattoo Age
- Tattoo Size
- Colors of Tattoo
- Location of Tattoo
- Ink Density
- Pre-existing Scarring
- Patient’s Health
Most patients need between 5 to 10 treatments before seeing complete removal whereas smaller tattoos may only need 3 to 4 treatments. Your body’s immune system plays a pivotal role in how fast your tattoo fades. Maintaining a healthy immune system will greatly increase your chances of needing fewer treatments.
How long before I see complete removal of my tattoo?
Laser tattoo removal is a lengthy process that requires time and commitment. Multiple treatments are necessary in order to achieve complete removal. A minimum of 6 to 8 weeks is scheduled between each session to give your skin enough time to heal before receiving another treatment. This is for your safety and your skin’s safety. Since everyone heals at different rates, you may experience complete removal in a few months while others may take a year – it all depends on various factors of your tattoo. Our Duality laser is capable of eliminating ink faster than traditional lasers and can give you complete clearance in as few treatments possible.
Does the procedure hurt?
Everyone has a certain pain threshold and will react differently to our laser. However, one thing is for certain – if you can have sit through getting a tattoo, you can definitely tolerate having one removed. Many patients have described the procedure as having a rubber band snapped against the skin. Fortunately, laser tattoo removal treatments last anywhere from 1 to 20 minutes and go by very quickly. Our clinic has invested in the Zimmer Cryo Cooling System to help minimize any patient discomfort during treatment.
Can you fade my tattoo in preparation for a cover-up?
Yes! Wisconsin Laser Tattoo removal has the capabilities to do just that and more. We can fade tattoos for cover-ups, remove specific parts of a tattoo (such as an ex-lover’s name), and remove a tattoo to completion.
A tattoo cover-up is another method for dealing with unwanted tattoos. However, many tattoo artists find it difficult to cover-up dark or heavily pigmented tattoos and end up using much more ink trying to hide the original tattoo. Laser tattoo removal is the perfect solution for lightening an existing tattoo in preparation for a cover-up. It will also give your tattoo artist much more flexibility with the new design!
How much does laser tattoo removal cost?
Wisconsin Laser Center offers affordable pricing quotes starting at just $99! We base our prices on the size of the tattoo being treated. One of our expert staff members can give you a more detailed quote during your free consultation. Visit our pricing page for more information on special discounts.
Are there any side effects?
The most common side effects that patients experience are temporary redness, swelling, blistering, and scabbing. All of these are telling signs that your body is reacting well to the treatment and is working to remove the ink from your skin. Even more, all of these side effects are temporary and will go away with proper aftercare and time.
Patients with darker skin tone are more likely to experience some temporary discoloration of the skin. Our Duality features square spot technology for minimized treatment overlap and lower risk of side effects for patients with darker skin tones. Visit our aftercare page for tips on how to properly care for your tattoo after treatment.
Why should I choose Wisconsin Laser Center?
Wisconsin Laser Center is a superior laser clinic with a focus in tattoo removal. We have the knowledge, experience, and technology to guarantee safe application and great results for your skin. Our laser center goes above and beyond to make sure each and every patient’s individual needs are met. Our team of skin specialists are experts in the tattoo removal field and will make sure you receive the highest quality of care at every visit. Here at Wisconsin Laser Center, we make it a priority to invest in the best, most advanced laser technology on the market. Our Astanza Duality produces unparalleled results that can’t be found anywhere else in Wisconsin. When you choose Wisconsin Laser Center, you’re investing in better care for your skin and better results for your tattoo.
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