Traverse City 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
    scarring
  • 5-15
    treatments
  • 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

1

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.

2

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.

3

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 before & after results

tattoo removal
tattoo removal
tattoo removal

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:

qxmax machine

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 Frequently Asked Questions

How much does laser tattoo removal hurt?

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.

How many treatments will I need?

There are many determining factors, but 5 is the minimum number of treatments and some tattoos with many colors may require as many as 15 treatments.

How long does tattoo removal take?

Although not the most comfortable, tattoo removal is FAST. A small tattoo could take as little as 15 seconds per treatment and a large tattoo might take 5-10 minutes.

Where can I have laser tattoo removal?

We offer laser tattoo removal at our Traverse City, Michigan office and consultations at any of our offices.