The Laser Tattoo Removal Process
Our laser is the Quanta Q plus C and is FDA approved for Tattoo Removal. It is the best, strongest and safest laser available and features the first ever incorporated, Ruby laser. The Q-Plus laser is unique in that it has three different wavelengths built into one system. This combination allows Skin Renew to effectively target all tattoo colors and pigmented lesions with the lowest risk of texture changes, and fewer treatments. The hardest colors to remove including Blue, green, red and black pigments are removed quickly and efficiently thanks to the Quanta Laser- the Gold Standard in tattoo removal.
The ideal clinical end point for each laser tattoo removal treatment is "laser snow" or whitening of the skin over the treated area.
Inflammatory phase - includes hemostasis and inflammation.
- After injury to tissue occurs, the cell membranes, damaged from the wound formation release vasoconstrictors which helps to limit hemorrhage.
- After a short period, capillary vasodilatation occurs secondary to local histamine release, and the cells of inflammation are able to migrate to the wound bed. First platelets come in which release epidermal growth factor, fibronectin, fibrinogen, etc.
- Then come scavenger cells (macrophage) to take away wound debris and to stimulate fibroblasts (to make new collagen).
Proliferative phase - Re-epithelialization, angiogenesis, granulation tissue formation, and collagen deposition are the main steps in this portion of wound healing.
- If the basement membrane remains intact, (fractional treatments) normal layers of epidermis are restored in 2-3 days.
- If the basement membrane has been destroyed, similar to a (second or third-degree burn), then the epidermis is rebuilt from the periphery. This takes longer and may appear different.
Maturational phase - the wound undergoes contraction, resulting in a smaller amount of apparent scar tissue.
- The entire process is a dynamic continuum with an overlap of each phase.
- The wound reaches maximal strength at one year, with a tensile strength that is 30% of normal skin.
- Collagen deposition continues for a prolonged period, but the net increase in collagen deposition plateaus after 21 days.
One of Skin Renew's own is going through a tattoo removal! Here is an example of her laser removal process.
During the application of tattoos, thousands of particles of ink are deposited into the dense inner layer of skin known as the dermis. Whilst the body’s normal reaction to such foreign particles is to absorb and eradicate them, the size of the particles in tattoos ink prevents this. During laser treatment however, these large ink particles are shattered into many smaller pieces, which the body can then remove.
Tattoo removal with our laser selectively targets the ink molecules only, not the surrounding skin tissue. It consists of very short and fast pulses of concentrated energy, at wavelengths that are specifically matched to be of greatest impact on the targeted ink colour. Once the ink particles have been broken down into smaller pieces, the body’s immune system will go to work removing them and the tattoo will begin to fade.
Due to the way in which tattoo ink is layered into the skin, most tattoos will require multiple treatments in order to achieve complete removal. Each treatment will progressively target the deeper layers of ink that were previously hidden by the earlier layers. We recommend that treatments be spaced at least 6-8 weeks apart, in order to allow for an optimum degree of fading between visits.
At Skin Renew, we strive to make tattoo removal affordable. Our prices are based on the size of your tattoo and range from $99.00 to $375.00. Extra-small tattoos are approximately the size of a nickel and extra large tattoos are no larger than 4x6 square inches. Tattoo removal is a multi-treatment process and most tattoos can be removed in a series of 6-12 treatments. Things that affect the number of treatments are the age of the tattoo, the color/colors of the tattoo and the ink or dye that was used.
We will set a firm price at your initial, free consultation. The price will not ever change during the length of the treatments and may go down as the treatments proceed and the tattoo disappears.
Packages of treatments can be purchased at a discounted price. The discount ranges from 10% on packages of 5 and 20% on packages of 10. Please keep in mind that package purchases are non-refundable.
Skin Renew has invested in the finest, most qualified staff and spent well over $100,000.00 on the best equipment and laser for the safest, most effective and affordable tattoo removal and fading needs.
We also offer a special price of $100.00 per treatment on a second tattoo of same size or less as the initial tattoo quoted.
Please read our guarantee and know that your satisfaction is our success.
Our staff hours are limited and valuable. A $25.00 fee will be assessed for "no-shows" or appointment changes not received within 24 hours of your scheduled appointment time. Missed appointments for Groupon purchases will be forfeited. We do appreciate you and your business and look forward to serving you soon!
Breast Cancer Survivors - FREE Service!
Skin Renew Laser Tattoo Removal will provide complimentary removal of radiation alignment tattoos to breast cancer survivors from the community. The small radiation therapy alignment tattoos are embedded in the skin as if a “real” tattoo was performed. These marks are typically a little larger than a freckle but they are often unwanted reminders of a difficult time in ones’ life. These markings typically can be removed in as few as two sessions.
You’ve kicked cancer! Now let us remove that daily reminder.