Laser Tattoo Removal

Upcoming Treatment Dates: October 20, 2020. We look forward to hearing from you. 843-664-1122

Joe A Griffin

The VersaPulse® laser for tattoo removal is the gold standard and provides amazing results. It offers 3 different wavelengths (qs1064nm, qs755nm, qs532nm) to target all colors of tattoo ink. As with many cosmetic procedures, the number of treatments needed to lighten the tattoo will vary based on many factors:

  • Age and location of the tattoo
  • Depth and color of the ink
  • Patients skin type (natural color of the skin)
  • The strength of the patients immune system
  • The laser technicians knowledge and experience

These factors, combined, all play a major role in the tattoo removal process. When it comes to removing a tattoo, the most advanced laser system is only half of the equation. Perhaps, the most important element is the person who operates the laser and performs your treatment. Here at Griffin Plastic Surgery we not laser-tattoo-removalonly use the gold standard in technology, but we have one of the most experienced laser technicians in South Carolina. Griffin Plastic Surgery's laser technician has been safely and effectively removing tattoos for over a decade.

He has performed thousands of laser treatments and is considered an expert among his peers in the aesthetic medical community.

He works with our on-staff team of physicians to help you develop and customize a treatment strategy that suits your goals either for complete removal or for lightening an existing tattoo (so that you can cover it with more artwork).

Prices range from $275 to $375 depending on size and length of treatment.

FAQs about the VersaPulse® Laser

The word LASER is an acronym for Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Todays advanced laser technology allows us to safely and effectively treat many benign skin lesions, on an out-patient basis.

How does the VersaPulse® Laser remove a tattoo?

The VersaPulse® laser utilizes a process called Selective Photothermolysis. The word photothermolysis comes from three Greek root words: photo meaning light; thermo meaning heat; and lysis meaning destruction. Therefore, Selective photothermolysis refers to the precise targeting of a structure or tissue by using a specific wavelength of light. The energy directed into the target area produces sufficient heat to damage the target, allowing the surrounding areas to remain relatively undamaged.

The VersaPulse® laser removes a tattoo by using one of its three specific wavelengths of light (energy) which is attracted to and absorbed by a specific tattoo-inks color underneath the skin. The absorption of this energy causes the ink to heat-up and it is, literally, fragmented into microscopic particles that are, over a period of time, slowly taken away by the immune systems macrophages (scavenger cells) to the lymphatic system. This immune response is the mechanism that actually removes the tattoo! More simply put: the VersaPulse® laser safely obliterates the ink, and the bodys immune system safely removes the tattoo.

How many laser treatments are required to remove a tattoo?

This depends on several factors such as: size, location, depth, color, and the frequency in which the tattoo is treated. Treatments should be placed 4 to 8 weeks apart to allow your body to remove the maximum amount of targeted ink particles. In between treatments, your body will continue to absorb the fragmented ink and the tattoo fades.

On average, a tattoo can be removed in 5 to 20 sessions depending on the factors mentioned above. Please note: the removal of any tattoo is a slow process by which your bodys immune system does the work. It will take months for your body to do this work effectively. It is our goal to remove your tattoo in a medically sound and safe manner. We tailor each treatment session to minimize the risk of scarring and undesirable skin-pigment changes while maximizing your results.

Are VersaPulse® Laser treatments safe?

VersaPulse® lasers have been used successfully in thousands of tattoo removal treatments. When performed by a trained physician or laser specialist, the VersaPulse® treatments are one of the safest and most effective treatments available to date.

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