Free Tattoo Removal Estimate
Laser Tattoo Removal is a highly technical, but completely safe procedure. Many of our clients’ very first question is “How does it work?”. We’ll start with that question, but have strived to answer all of the common questions we receive from clients. If you don’t see an answer you’re looking for, then please don’t hesitate to contact us via web or call us at 713-492-1019.
Q: How does laser tattoo removal work?
A: Clean Canvas Laser in Houston, Texas utilizes the newest and best technology available. Lasers work by emitting specialized, safe yet powerful, energy in the form of wavelength beams of light, toward ink in the skin. The ink particles are broken into tiny fragments, which are later cleared up by the body’s natural cleansing mechanism and removed. The laser does this by delivering high intensity light in pulses of a few billionths of a second into the treated area. The pigment in the tattoo is targeted without damaging the surrounding skin. The procedure is bloodless and no incisions are made, whereas Pre-laser tattoo removal methods included dermabrasion, Tricholoraecetic acid and excision, all of which were painful and not successful.
Q: How many treatments will it require?
A: Laser tattoo removal is a fading process that will require a series of treatments spaced 6-8 weeks apart. After the first treatment, we will be able to analyze your body’s response and advise you on realistic expectations. The age of the tattoo along with the depth, color and amount of ink, as well as the location of the tattoo on the body are all determining factors in how quickly the tattoo can be removed. Professional tattoos require more treatments whereas amateur, ‘street tattoos” and traumatic tattoos are removed in fewer treatments.
Q: How much will it cost?
A: Clean Canvas Laser is aggressively priced. Our superior technology equates to fewer treatments than most competitors. Consultations are free of charge. Prices range from $120 and up per treatment, based on the type, age, size, color and location of the tattoo along with the type of treatment desired. We offer discounts for treating more than one tattoo at a time, for referrals and for active military. We accept cash, Visa, and MasterCard. To get a completely free estimate and consultation simply contact us.
Q: What about lightening an existing tattoo?
A: Some customers desire lightening of an existing tattoo in order to cover or alter it with a new one. In most cases, a minimum of 2-3 treatments is all that’s required to lighten an existing tattoo. You can see how tattoos can be lightened in just a few treatments on our Laser Tattoo Removals Page.
Q: Is having a tattoo removed painful?
A: Some patients say they feel a slight sting, like the snap of a rubber band on the skin or the same feeling as getting a tattoo, but in a fraction of the time. At Clean Canvas Laser, we utilize a skin-cooling machine, which operates at about 12-15 degrees centigrade focused on the area being treated, thus eliminating 90% of the pain. Additionally, the cooling machine extracts all the heat from the skin after the procedure and reduces swelling.
Q: What will my skin look like after the laser treatment and what care is required?
A: Immediately after your removal treatment, your skin will have a white discoloration, and the area around the tattoo may become reddish and could have some swelling. This is normal and will dissipate. Results take about 4 – 6 weeks to see after each treatment. Healing ointment will be applied to the area and it should be kept clean and dry. Each client will receive complete and thorough after-care instructions.
Q: What makes Clean Canvas Laser the premier laser tattoo removal practice in Houston, Texas?
A: We are committed to providing the best results possible with a combination of the best technology coupled with the extra time and attention for each client. Clients that come to us are seeking expertise, quality, and an experience that comes from specializing in laser tattoo removal.