How many treatments will I need?
Most clients need a minimum of 5 to 10 treatment for complete tattoo removal and 3 to 4 treatments for fading. UNBRANDED Austin uses a variety of factors to best determine the number of treatments your unique tattoo will need. These factors include tattoo age, tattoo size, tattoo location, patient skin type, pre-existing scarring, ink density, ink depth, professional vs. amateur tattoo, and patient health.
How long is a laser tattoo removal treatment?
Laser tattoo removal is a very fast procedure, especially compared to tattoo application. Depending on the size of the tattoo being treated, a single laser session can last anywhere from a few seconds to 15 minutes. Larger tattoos like full arm, back, or chest pieces will be treated in sections.
When will I see results?
Our Astanza Duality is designed to eliminate more ink with each session, speeding up the natural fading process and reducing the number of treatments needed compared to other lasers. That being said, most clients will see significant fading within the first to third treatment. A minimum of 6 to 8 weeks is required between each laser session to give your skin enough time to heal. Clients can combine the 6 to 8 week healing period with the number of treatments their tattoo will need to estimate when their desired look will be achieved.
Does laser tattoo removal hurt?
Laser tattoo removal is commonly compared to a rubber band continuously snapping against the skin. To ensure the most comfortable treatment experience, UNBRANDED Austin has invested in the Zimmer Cryo, the leading skin numbing solution for aesthetic laser treatments. This noninvasive technology emits freezing cold air before, during, and after your treatment, delivering maximum comfort throughout the entirety of your visit. Visit our technology page to learn more about this advanced pain alleviating technology.
Is blistering normal?
Blistering is a common side effect of laser tattoo removal. Some types of lasers are more prone to causing blisters than others. While it may be alarming, blistering is generally a sign that your body is healing and working to remove the tattoo ink.
Can I shower after the procedure?
Yes, you can shower on the same day as your laser tattoo removal session. However, it’s important to be gentle while cleaning the treated area. Avoid using hot water and opt for lukewarm water instead. Also, refrain from scrubbing the area to prevent irritation.
Does it work on all skin tones?
Laser tattoo removal targets the pigment in the ink, rather than the natural skin color. This means that it can be effective on various skin tones. However, the effectiveness can vary depending on the color and type of ink used in the tattoo.
What are the chances of scarring?
The likelihood of scarring from laser tattoo removal is relatively low, with less than five percent of cases resulting in scarring when the procedure is done properly. To minimize the risk, it’s crucial to follow all aftercare instructions provided by your healthcare provider.
What about the ink used in tattoos?
The composition of tattoo ink can vary widely and may include substances like titanium, oil bases, or even plastics. This variability can affect the effectiveness of the laser treatment, as some inks are more difficult to remove than others.
How much does laser tattoo removal cost?
UNBRANDED Austin offers free consultations for every new and existing client. We believe nothing should interfere with you feeling confident in your skin, especially price. Treatments are charged individually by size. Since virtually all tattoos require multiple treatments, UNBRANDED Austin offers treatment packages and discounts to help you bundle and save. Check out our pricing page for more information.
To find out the cost of removing your tattoo, fill out this brief questionnaire and you can expect a quote within minutes.
What kind of discounts or pricing packages do you have?
- Promotional discounts are held several times throughout the year. Check the front page routinely for announcements.
- Combination discounts for multiple tattoos have the most savings of any discount we offer. Ask to get a quote.
- Package discounts are offered to clients who pay up front for multiple sessions.
Is laser tattoo removal dangerous? Are there side effects?
Laser tattoo removal is the safest method for removing or fading unwanted tattoos. We use FDA-approved laser technology that is backed by Astanza, the industry’s leader for tattoo removal technology. This procedure is noninvasive and nonsurgical, eliminating any risks of scarring. Our certified laser technician received expert training from New Look Laser College, the world’s leading tattoo removal training program, and is a Certified Laser Specialist (CLS) and Laser Safety Officer (LSO). UNBRANDED Austin uses custom protocols based on your unique tattoo and skin type to deliver the safest, most effective results.
Clients may experience temporary redness, itchiness, swelling, blistering, scabbing, and/or pigmentation changes. These side effects indicate your immune system is removing the unwanted ink from your skin and will heal over the 6 to 8-week period between treatment sessions. As long as proper aftercare is applied after each treatment, your skin will heal flawlessly without any scarring.
Do you use a ‘Pico’ laser?
No, we do not use a Pico laser for tattoo removal. While Pico lasers are often marketed as being more effective, the difference in efficacy is generally marginal. What’s more significant is the cost factor. Pico lasers tend to be more expensive, not just in terms of the equipment but also the per-session cost for the client. By the time the treatment is completed, the overall expense can be considerably higher compared to using other types of lasers, like the Q-switch Nd:YAG laser, which offers reliable results at a more affordable price point.
Can you fade my tattoo for a cover-up?
Yes! UNBRANDED Austin specializes in all forms of tattoo removal, including complete tattoo removal, selective tattoo removal, and fading or lightening for tattoo modification and cover-up tattoos.