What laser do we use?

Dermatology of Seattle uses the most advanced tattoo removal laser, the Q-clear laser system.  This Nd:YAG laser is highly effective at removing a wide range of colored ink.  The Q-clear laser is FDA approved for the removal of dermal pigmentation and is the designed to removed unwanted tattoos.

How do it work?

The laser breaks up the ink in the tattoo allowing your body to flush it away.

What is the cost?

The cost depends on the size of the tattoo or tattoos being removed.

How many sessions will I need?

The number of sessions needed to remove a tattoo depends on a several factors: the age of the tattoo, the color of the ink, and the density of the ink.  Older tattoos can be removed with less treatments than new tattoos. Certain colors are more easily removed than others.  Black and red tattoos are the easiest to remove while orange, yellow, pink, purple, brown shades are slightly more difficult to remove.  During the consultation we will discuss the number of treatments you’ll need to remove the tattoo, but expect that you will need more than one.

Do “tattoo removal creams” help?

Bottom line NO.  We’ve seen little to no evidence that creams help fade tattoos