Frequently Asked Questions on Tattoo Removal

How many treatments will I need?

The average number of treatments most patients need is between 10 and 12. It is impossible to know how many treatments a patient will need until we start seeing the rate at which your body flushes away ink post-treatment. During your consultation, one of our laser technicians will assess your tattoo in person to best estimate the number of treatments you will need based on a variety of factors, including:

  • Age of tattoo
  • Size of tattoo
  • Location of tattoo
  • Tattoo ink colors
  • Depth of ink
  • Density of ink
  • Pre-existing scarring
  • Patient health

How long do I have to wait before my next treatment?

We schedule treatments 8 to 12 weeks apart to give your skin enough time to heal before undergoing another session. Depending on how your skin heals, the time between each treatment may change. Scheduling a treatment too early into the healing process may cause more harm to your body than good. Laser tattoo removal is a lengthy process, but the results are well worth the wait.

How much does laser tattoo removal cost?

InkAway Laser Tattoo Removal offers affordable treatments at competitive prices to meet the needs of your budget.  We base our prices off the size of the tattoo being treated and the number of treatments a patient will need. InkAway also provides financing options as another convenient payment method. Visit our financing page for more detailed information.

Does laser tattoo removal hurt?

The feeling of the laser is most commonly compared to having a rubber band snapped against the skin. Since everyone tolerates a different pain threshold, each patient will have a different experience. Fortunately, laser tattoo removal is a very quick procedure that lasts anywhere from 1 to 20 minutes depending on the size of the tattoo being treated. We like to assure patients that if they are able to sit through having a tattoo applied, they can definitely tolerate having one removed.

InkAway Laser Tattoo Removal uses the Zimmer Cryo 6 chilling device to help maximize patient comfort and mitigate any pain. This cooling machine emits cold air at -30°C directly into the skin where the ink is located – before, during, and after your treatment session.

Are there any side effects?

Laser tattoo removal is a very safe procedure that elicits very few side effects. The most common side effects that patients experience are redness, swelling, blistering, and scabbing. All of these side effects are temporary and will eventually go away as your tattoo heals. We strongly advise patients to refrain from picking or popping any scabs or blisters to avoid risks of scarring or infection from occurring. As long as you follow proper aftercare instructions, your skin should heal clearly and beautifully without any permanent side effects.

Can you lighten my tattoo for a cover-up?

Yes! In addition to complete tattoo removal, InkAway also offers partial removal of a tattoo and fading of tattoos in preparation for a cover-up tattoo.

Many patients use cover-up tattoos as a solution for dealing with unwanted ink. Cover-up tattoos simply conceal an existing tattoo by overlaying it with another piece of artwork. Unfortunately, tattoo artists have difficulty covering up existing tattoos that are really dark or contain a lot of ink. Laser tattoo removal is the perfect solution for cover-up tattoos because it fades down the original tattoo, giving tattoo artists a cleaner canvas to work on and more flexibility with their design.

Why should I choose Ink Away Laser Tattoo Removal?

InkAway is a specialty laser tattoo removal clinic that focuses solely on helping people part ways with their unwanted ink. We are experts in this field and do all that we can to satisfy our patients’ goals. Our approach to laser tattoo removal uses the latest advancements in laser technology matched with the expertise of highly trained staff. We have invested in the industry leading Astanza Trinity tattoo removal technology to ensure that our patients receive the absolute best results in the fewest amount of treatments possible. We pride ourselves on high quality care and laser tattoo removal knowledge. Call us today and see for yourself why InkAway is Philadelphia’s number one choice for laser tattoo removal.

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