Pittsburgh Tattoo Removal
All new state of the art Quanta Laser! – Laser Tattoo Removal
The Quanta Q Plus C Laser System is the first ever laser system to have incorporated Ruby laser. The Q-Plus effectively removes black, blue, purple, yellow, green and red tattoo pigment with the lowest risk of texture changes and scarring to the skin.
The Quanta Q Plus system delivers a full 15-30 joules of pulse strength (the strongest on the market), can cover a wide area up to 6mm (as opposed to the competition at 3mm), and generates a broader spectrum of light with 3 wavelengths and the inclusion of Ruby for the removal of darker colors like red, orange, black and dark blue, as well as the tough to remove green and blue pigments.
The increase in power and spectrum available with the Quanta means less time in the chair for you. Quantas Laser’s work on the ink, not the skin. However, most of the damage from laser removal comes from the amount of time it takes for each treatment to penetrate the skin and destroy the ink below. The laser heats up the skin and can cause blistering. Unlike original Nd:YAG lasers which can cause severe skin damage, Q-Switched lasers use shorter pulses, and cause less scarring and pigmentation than other kinds of lasers. The Quanta system also uses the full spectrum of light, something that Nd:YAG lasers alone cannot do. With the Quanta Laser system, less time under the laser means less damage to the skin. The ink breaks up and is dissipated through the body for release and most tattoos can be removed in under 5 treatments!
Laser Tattoo Removal – FAQ’s?
How Laser tattoo Removal Works
Laser tattoo removal uses short pulses of highly focused energy consisting of light wavelengths and energy directed at tattoo ink under the skin. The laser heats up the ink particles and breaks them into smaller pieces, which can then be released by the body, and promote the fading of the tattoo. The average length of treatment is 3-10 sessions for most tattoos, spaced 4-8 weeks apart. Typical deciding factors regarding how long individual tattoos will take to be removed include depth of tattoo, density, type of ink, colors, area of the body, and the immune system of the patient.
Laser’s work to destroy the molecules of ink, not the skin cells themselves, however skin damage can occur during the process. The damage from laser removal comes from the time it takes for each laser burst to reach the pigment below the skin and to destroy the ink molecule. The time it takes the laser waves to reach the ink is proportinate to the strength at which the laser works. The weaker the laser, the longer it takes to reach the ink, and the longer the laser heats up the skin causing damage and blistering.
In addition, different ink colors require different wavelengths to shatter those molecules. Each color absorb different wavelengths of light causing the molecule to vibrate. If enough of the right wavelength hits a molecule of ink the molecule vibrates so quickly it breaks into pieces. These pieces of the molecule are small enough for the body to remove over time. Many lasers treatments use longer bursts of wavelengths that aren’t exact for that molecule to destroy the molecule. This can cause burns, blisters, and does not always destroy the toughest of the ink colors such as blues and greens.
Unlike many other “tattoo removal lasers”, the Quanta Laser system is the strongest on the market. It’s laser pulse takes less time needed to reach and destroy ink molecules, less time the skin is under the laser, therefore reducing the chance for damage to the skin. In addition the broad spectrum of wavelengths specifically designed to destroy ALL colors of ink means the treatements are more effective each session, reducing the number of visits needed to fully remove a tattoo.
How much does Laser Tattoo Removal Cost
The current demand for tattoo removal is high, with prices on average ranging anywhere from $150 to $500 per treatment. Demand for tattoo removal is expected to grow in future years as more people who are currently tattooed (estimated at 50% of the tattooed population), seek tattoo removal. The preliminary demographics indicate that of this market percentage, 30% will come from the 30 to 39 age group, and 40% from the 20 to 29 age group.
At Pittsburgh Tattoo Removal however, our laser tattoo removal prices are the lowest in the Northeast, maybe the greater US states, starting at only $60 per treatment and is based on the size of the tattoo being removed. We feel that it should never cost more to have a tattoo removed than it did to put it on. As the only tattoo studio in the area using the Quanta Q-Switched Laser Tattoo removal system we are in a position to offer the highest quality and least expensive tattoo removal experience to our clients.
Following the initial consultation, your treatment plan will be outlined, with separations of approximately 6 to 8 weeks between sessions. Keep in mind that initially, changes may be difficult to detect. However, with continued treatments you will begin to see significant changes. Most tattoos can be completely cleared within 5 to 15 treatments. Also remember that because the laser works like sunlight, lighter colors like white, do not attract it and may stubbornly refuse to disappear. Working together with your practitioner will give you the best advice and assessment of your treatment options and outcomes.
Have patience with your treatment program as not every treatment will produce the same results. By following the advice of your practitioner in the aftercare of your skin and treatment area, you will find that you experience the best results in the shortest time span.
|Annual amount of U.S. spending on Tattoos||$1.65 Billion|
|Total percent of Americans (all ages) who have at least one tattoo||14%|
|Percentage of U.S. adults 18-25 who have at least one tattoo||36%|
|Percentage of U.S. adults 26-40 who have at least one tattoo||40%n|
|Tatol number of Americas that have at least on tattoo||45 Million|
|Number of tattoo parlors in the U.S.||21,000|
|Average cost of a small tattoo||$45.00|
|Average cost of a large tattoo||$150.00|
|Percentage of U.S. population who have covered up a tattoo with another tattoo||5%|
|Percentage of people with tattoos who claim the are addicted to ink||32%|
|Percentage of people who have some regret after getting a tattoo||17%|
|Percentage of people with a tattoo who are getting or have had one removed||11%|
|Factors Considered When Getting a Tatoo|
|Percentage of people with tattoos who think the reputation of tattoo artist or tattoo studio is the most important factor.||49%|
|Percentage of people with tattoos who think price is the most important factor.||8%|
|Percentage of people with tattoos who think a tattoo with a personal meaning is the most important factor.||43%|
|How People Feel About Their Tattoo|
|Total percentage of people with tattoos who say their tattoo makes them feel rebellious.||29%|
|Percentage of people with a tattoo that say it makes them feel more sexy.||31%|
|Percentage of people with tattoos who say their tattoo makes them feel more intelligent.||5%|