Tattoo Removal

We all have past experiences that we would like to erase, and for millions of Americans, this includes body ink.  Research shows that the number  of US adults who have a tattoo has increased to  45 million, or one in five (21%)¹. This includes over half (60%) of all women over the age of 18².

With the rise in tattoos, tattoo regret has also been prevalent.  In fact, research has shown that 20% of individuals with body ink have tattoo regret3.  The amount of tattoo removal procedures models this trend, demonstrating an increase in 2011 of 32%4, and an even higher percentage, 43%, in 20125.  It is apparent from these statistics, and the increasing number of tattoos, that the tattoo removal market is growing at a significant rate.

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1Harris Interactive, 2012
²Tattooed women outnumber men in a new poll, Reuters, 2012
3Harris Interactive, 2013
4 Study: Tattoo Removal Climbs 32% in Competitive Job Market, The Patient’s Guide 2012



Tattoo Removal Has Never Been Easier

Laser technology has made it possible to remove unwanted tattoos via a faster and safer method that ever before.   No longer will patients need to consider skin-damaging treatments such as acid removal, excision, and dermabrasion.  Today’s aesthetic lasers offer a proven alternative for safer and more effective ink removal.  Lasers remove the ink by targeting ink’s pigment with a high intensity light beam causing it break up into smaller molecules.  The ink is then absorbed by the natural bodily processes, fading the tattoo until it is no longer visible.

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PicoSure Aesthetic Laser


Unprecedented Innovation: Picosure’s new 532 nm wavelength is designed to more effectively treat red, orange, and yellow tattoo ink colors…. 더보기


MedLite C6

Frequency-Doubled Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser MedLite, the original Q-Switched laser from ConBio, has long been known as the industry’s gold standard… 더보기


The Accolade™ is a high-powered, Q-switched Alexandrite laser that provides fast treatment for removing benign epidermal and dermal pigmented lesions,… 더보기


RevLite SI

Built on ConBio’s original Q-Switched laser technology, RevLite™ SI is a new-generation Q-Switched Nd:YAG laser, currently available in the US… 더보기

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How long will the actual treatment take?

Depending on the size and location of the tattoo,  tattoo removal procedures can be fast when using a laser.  This provides the opportunity to maximize patient volume and service provided in your practice.

How often are treatments spaced apart?

Typically it takes 4-6 weeks for the body to start breaking down the ink and for the ink to be absorbed.

How much does tattoo removal usually cost a patient?

The cost of laser tattoo removal depends on several factors, including the type and size of tattoo and the number of treatments it will require.

Does insurance cover tattoo removal treatments?

Most insurance companies will not cover laser tattoo removal since it is considered an elective cosmetic procedure.

What is the typical tattoo removal demographic?

The typical tattoo removal patient is a single, college educated, female who is between the ages of 24-39 years old. 1


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