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Factors Involved in Tattoo Removal

Factors Involved in Tattoo Removal

Removing tattoos isn’t as straightforward as erasing a pencil drawing. The variables introduced by the human body influence the removal process in all kinds of ways.  Some of the factors that impact the number of laser treatments necessary to remove a tattoo are more obvious than others. Ink depth, density, and color, as well as skin type are a few factors you may figure would influence the process. With any art, there are two players in the removal process — the eraser and the canvas. When using the best, most state-of-the art lasers, that means that the health of the canvas usually determines how successful the removal is. Generally speaking, healthier bodies see better results because the body processes the shattered ink  faster. With that said, here are five of the least known factors that can affect and even prolong the tattoo removal process. Location:   Since your body is attempting to reabsorb and break apart the ink that the laser fragments, your blood flow plays a large role. Tattoos...

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Customer Feedback

    Check out what our customers have to say about Lasercare Tattoo Removal.   Julie M. on July 17, 2017 Great service! Very friendly and professional. David S. on June 13, 2017 Glad I came here before getting a cover up. She explained the process and all my options. I recommend Lasercare for sure. Sara R. on April 24, 2017 Wonderful! Heidi is great! The whole business is Great! Very thorough about how it works and what to expect. I highly recommend this place! Pricing is very honest! They use the latest equipment as well! Dana W. on March 23, 2017 Super informative at the consultation appointment. I felt well advised and like my expectations were well managed. Amy N. on March 23, 2017 Very professional and knowledgable. Explain the process very thoroughly and made me feel very comfortable! I would highly suggest Her to anyone looking for a technique that works and an environment where you have no concerns! Rachel K. on November 26, 2016 An awesome...

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How Tobacco Use Inhibits Tattoo Removal

If you’ve looked into having laser tattoo removal, you already know that your overall good health is important to success.  Healthy, active people generally have strong immune systems and good circulation, both of which are key to removing ink.  The use of tobacco can seriously hinder even an otherwise healthy person’s tattoo removal success.  We know from a study published in the Archives of Dermatology  that the laser tattoo removal process is 70% less effective for tobacco users.  Perhaps the desire to have your ex’s name removed from your arm will be the incentive you need to quit this deadly habit. Laser tattoo removal works by the laser breaking apart tattoo ink under the skin.  When the fragments are small enough, the body’s lymphatic system is able to surround the particles and flush them out of the body as it would with other foreign substances.  This requires good circulation to the tattooed area and an available immune system that can devote cells to carrying out these fragments. The reasons...

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Yes, your tattoo CAN be removed!

Lasercare Tattoo Removal has brought Alaska into the 21st century with the most advanced laser technology on the market today.  We use the Quanta Q Plus laser, the most powerful tattoo removal laser available. This enables Lasercare to remove tattoos of nearly any color without the scarring and intense pain of other less powerful lasers currently in use.  The Quanta’s laser pulse takes less time to reach and destroy ink molecules, and this means less time that the skin is under the laser, therefore reducing the chance for damage to the skin. This stronger laser also means fewer treatments, less pain, and a higher rate of removal success.   Weaker lasers take longer to reach the ink, which results in the laser heating up the skin causing damage and blistering.  Lasercare’s Quanta laser has a broad spectrum of wavelengths specifically designed to destroy ALL colors of ink, so you won’t end up with a partially removed tattoo. Leave the scarring and pain of tattoo removal in the past where...

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WARNING ABOUT ESSENTIAL OILS

Popular essential oils, such as Doterra, will cause burns and blistering if used within two months of having laser tattoo removal. If you are interested in having a tattoo removed, stop using these products until two months after your tattoo is completely removed.  Read about medical recommendations concerning essential oils and sun exposure...

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The Cost of Tattoo Removal

How much will it cost to remove your tattoo? All variables aside, laser tattoo removal is priced by the amount of ink to be removed.  If your tattoo is completely filled in with ink, simply measure your tattoo.  If your tattoo is script or has empty spaces, imagine pushing all of the ink together and estimate a measurement of solid ink.  The price per treatment  is $99.00 for one inch of ink (about the size of a quarter), $149.00 for two square inches (about the size of the height of a bank card), $199.00 for three square inches (about the size of a Post It note), $249.00 for four square inches, and $299.00 for five square inches.  If you have a large piece to be removed, don’t let the price stop you.  Come in for a free consultation and we will work out a treatment plan that will be manageable for you.  We will also estimate how many treatments it will take to meet your goals.        ...

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