Medical Director
Kimbal M. Crofts, MD
Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon

Laser Tattoo Removal in Salt Lake 

Tattoos were meant to be permanent. But what if you have a tattoo that you no longer want?  Before now the methods for removing them, and the results, have been less than ideal.  Recent advances in technology have caught up with the tattoo and now laser tattoo removal is the safest and most effective method to remove tattoos.

Aesthetica Medical Spa, conveniently located in Lindon, Utah, utilizes the TriVantage Laser which uses three different wavelengths for the removal of tattoos of all colors.  The TriVantage laser is also effective at removing birthmarks, benign lesions, freckles, sun, age spots and more.

Commonly Asked Questions

What kinds of tattoos can be treated with laser tattoo removal?

The laser can remove professional, amateur, traumatic and surgical tattoos

How does the laser work?

Tattoo removal lasers work by directing the energy (light) toward the ink in the skin.  The absorption of the energy breaks down the ink so that the body can remove it through the natural processes.  The surrounding skin is unharmed as the laser energy is directed only at the tattoo.

What types and colors of tattoos can be removed?

Virtually all types and colors of tattoos can be removed by the Candela TriVantage laser.  Beyond the normal body art the laser can remove traumatic, cosmetic (including permanent make-up) and surgical tattoos.  Some ink colors respond better to the laser, while others like yellow and green can be more challenging to remove, they just take additional treatments to get the desired effect.

How many treatments are required to remove a tattoo?

The number of laser tattoo removal treatments needed varies as much as tattoos can vary in size, color, location, and technique used for application.  All of these factors impact the total number of treatments.  For example, black colored tattoos take less treatments as the ink is better absorbed by the laser light energy.  Whereas tattoos with multiple colors require more treatments and depending on the color(s) can take additional treatments to remove.

As with everything here at Aesthetica Medical Spa, we offer a complimentary consultation for laser tattoo removal.  We also have membership plans that make it affordable for everyone.  And as with all of our membership plans, they are no hassle, no gimmicks, no long term commitments, no interest and no credit checks!  We will discuss a personalized plan to help you get the look you want.

Are the laser tattoo treatments painful?

Laser treatment tolerance varies for everybody.  Some people tolerate it better than others.  In the many years we have been doing laser hair removal (similar light energy), the majority of our patients tolerate the treatments well.  We do offer a topical anesthetic applied prior to the laser tattoo treatment to help tolerate the treatment.

During your complimentary no obligation consultation we will be able to do a test spot with the laser.  This will help you to feel what a treatment is going to be like.

What can I expect after the procedure?

Immediately after the procedure, the area may be a bit raised, swollen, and lighter in color. You will be asked to wear an ice pack for approximately 30 minutesand off and on for the rest of the day.  Some common post-procedure effects are: swelling, itching, blistering, scabbing, redness, hyperpigmentation (darkening of the area) and hypopigmentation (lightening).  All of these effects are generally transient and will resolve within a matter of days.  If you have pigmentary alterations, it may take longer to resolve. 

How effective is laser tattoo removal?

Laser tattoo removal can be highly effective but several factors will impact whether or not the tattoo is completely removed.  Generally speaking laser tattooremoval can be anywhere from 90-100% effective at removing the tattoo.  But factors such as ink color, ink type, ink quality, location, and depth of the tattoo make it impossible to guarantee an outcome.  Additionally, the skin of the tattoo area can sometimes be permanently affected by the tattoo so that a ghost image will reside even thought the ink is gone.

How much is laser tattoo removal?

The cost to remove a tattoo is based on the size (area) of the tattoo.  When you come in for a complimentary consultation we can discuss the pricing options available, including our very affordable membership plan. 

Please call us today at 801-785-8884 to schedule your consultation. 

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