Traverse City, Petoskey, Naples Tattoo Removal

Tattoo Removal

Our QX Max laser treats the tattoo with very short, powerful pulses of light that penetrate deep into the skin without injuring the top layers.

Advanced laser technology removes more tattoo ink

We can remove all tattoo colors: black and dark tones, blue and sky blue, red and tan, and the toughest color: green!

  • No
  • 5-15
  • Pain similar
    to tattoo pain
  • 15-30 seconds
    for small
  • 5-10 minutes
    for large
  • Safely absorbed
    by body

“38-year-old me doesn’t have to keep seeing my college choices.”

Leigh, CSLC patient

How tattoo removal works at Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center


We focus on your comfort

Most of our clients say that laser tattoo removal feels about the same as getting the tattoo, but it’s much quicker. We use both a prescription strength numbing cream and ice to minimize discomfort.


Faster than the tattoo itself

A small tattoo takes about 15-30 seconds and a large tattoo may take 5-10 minutes. Small tattoos can be treated in as few as 5 treatments.


Natural healing

After each treatment, the tattoo will probably scab or even blister for a couple of weeks. It will then fade as the body removes the remainders of the tattoo pigment.

Tattoo removal is performed with The QX MAX’s Nd:YAG laser. It provides the ideal platform for initiating wavelength conversions to create a true multi-wavelength pigment removal solution. The QX MAX offers four treatment wavelengths in a single system:

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1. Dark Pigments
- 1064 nm Nd:YAG to treat and remove dark pigments

2. Lighter Pigments
- 532 nm KTP for lighter pigments, vascular lesions and red, tan, purple and orange tattoo inks

3. Green Inks
- 650 nm dye for green tattoo inks

4. Blue Inks and Vascular
- 585 nm dye for sky blue inks and vascular lesions

It’s hard to say how many treatments you’ll need for complete removal, but 5 is the minimum number, while some large multicolor tattoos may require 15. Variables such as size, depth, color, and location are all factors. Treatments are spaced three to four weeks apart and consultations are complimentary.

Tattoo Removal Before & After Photos at
Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center

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Client Testimonial

“I have recommended this place to all my friends. Very kind and passionate about our needs, and I appreciate their respect. I’m getting a tattoo removed and the 1st session progress is amazing results alone. I will recommend everyone I know!”


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Tattoo Removal Frequently Asked Questions