Everyone has regrets, but no one should be forced to live with the visual evidence on their skin for the entire world to see. Saluja Cosmetic & Laser Center utilizes the highest quality laser technology to offer laser tattoo removal to Charlotte, NC, area patients.
Laser tattoo removal is the process of utilizing medical technology—in this case, the latest in laser technology—to target and remove ink injected into the skin during the tattoo process. Prior to the advancement of laser technology, tattoo removal was time consuming and frequently resulted in scarring in the targeted areas. However, medical professionals offering this laser technology can offer patients faster, safer, and more effective results than ever before by specifically targeting and fracturing the ink with very short pulses of (pico pulsed) laser light.
At Saluja Cosmetic and Laser Center, we recognize that a tattoo is a personal piece of art or expression obtained for reasons unique to each patient. Therefore, each patient who desires tattoo removal has their own personal reason for the removal. Some patients might discover that a tattoo is standing in the way of professional advancement. For others, a tattoo might be a painful reminder of an incident or time they would prefer to forget. Or perhaps they just want a new replacement tattoo. Whatever the reason, we're happy to offer our services.
Your journey to a fresh slate starts with a consultation with Dr. Saluja, who will evaluate your tattoo, discuss your concerns and needs, and present you with a plan detailing the laser tattoo removal process and estimated cost of removing your tattoo. On average, the process typically requires a quick laser treatment combined with cold air to minimize discomfort and with additional option to numb. Anticipate a week of healing time. Dr. Saluja recommends an average of a 2-month interval between treatments.
Saluja Cosmetic & Laser Center invests in the latest laser technology to ensure patients receive the best possible results. We offer our North Carolina patients two laser tattoo removal technologies to ensure that each patient receives the exact treatment required to remove an unwanted tattoo as quickly as possible.
PicoSure™ is the most advanced tattoo removal tool available, relying on ultra-short pulses of energy to target ink in the skin and break up the pigment, which the body's lymphatic system eventually removes. Unlike previous techniques, PicoSure™ can successfully eradicate the most stubborn pigment colors—green and blue—leaving our North Carolina patients with no regrets and a clean slate.
We also offer RevLite®, which is a multi-purpose Q-switched technology that generally provides better results for patients with darker skin.
During the session, Dr. Saluja will run a handpiece over the area of skin being treated, activating the laser light. The tattoo fades with each treatment to the eventual goal of disappearance.
Cold air is applied throughout the laser procedure, and immediately following your session, we will place coconut oil or petrolatum jelly and apply a bandage or patch to protect the sensitive skin from the sun. We encourage our patients to utilize sunscreen liberally in the coming weeks and months. Patients can resume their normal activities, although we encourage our laser tattoo removal patients to immediately contact us with any questions or concerns following the procedure.
Just as there are some minor risks associated with getting a tattoo, the removal process does involve some risk as well, although these risks can be mitigated by seeking out an experienced medical professional utilizing the very best laser technology available and to protect the skin prior to, during, and post procedure.
After treatment, there is a possibility that the skin may blister, bleed, or swell, and it is vital that patients take appropriate care of this area, following your doctor's instructions, in order to avoid the risk of infection. However, it is important to recognize that advances in laser technology have significantly improved the safety and effectiveness of tattoo removal for Charlotte, NC, patients.
The cost of tattoo removal in North Carolina varies from patient to patient, depending on a number of factors, the most important of which are the size, location, and amount of color in the tattoo the patient would like removed. Just as the cost and time required to receive a tattoo vary significantly depending on size and degree of complexity, the removal process is unique to each patient, but we do our best to educate you about the process beforehand so you know what to expect from your tattoo removal treatment.
During your consultation with Dr. Saluja, she will provide a full breakdown of the estimated number of treatments required to remove the tattoo, as well as the cost of each session. The $25 cost of the consultation will go toward your fees. Dr. Saluja is sensitive to patients' financial concerns and is happy to help patients develop a treatment plan and schedule that meets their needs.
Tattoo removal patients seeking financing options should be happy to know Saluja Laser & Cosmetic Center offers six-month financing options through CareCredit for patients whose procedures cost a minimum of $300.