Do you have an unwanted tattoo that you’ve been wanting to remove, edit, or cover-up? Laser tattoo removal at My Secret Spa delivers the most effective solution for tattoo regret and tattoo modification throughout Pittsburgh, PA.
My Secret Spa can completely remove a regretful tattoo, selectively remove a specific part of your tattoo while leaving the surrounding ink unharmed or lighten your tattoo in preparation for a new cover-up. So how does laser tattoo removal work?
Laser tattoo removal helps speed up the natural fading process that is carried out by your body’s immune system. Tattoos are made up of numerous ink particles that are embedded deep in your skin’s dermal layer. Due to their large size and deep placement, the ink particles stay permanently trapped in your skin.
However, you’ve probably noticed that tattoos gradually fade and lose color over time. This is due to your immune system’s natural response to remove foreign objects from your body. Immediately upon embedment, your body sends bacteria eating cells to break down and remove the large ink particles. The cells are much smaller in size relative to the large ink particles and are only able to scrape away small fragments at a time. Your body continuously breaks down the ink in your skin over time, explaining why tattoos fade after many years.
Our Duality laser helps break up your tattoo into smaller fragments that are easier for your body to naturally remove. During a single treatment, our Duality laser sends intense pulses of light energy through the top layers of your skin that target the ink trapped in your skin’s dermal layer. The ink particles absorb the light energy and shatter upon impact into smaller, fragmented particles. These smaller particles are then removed naturally by your body’s immune system.
The number of treatments needed is unique to each person and their tattoo. On average, most clients will need at least 5 to 10 treatments for complete removal. Treatments are spaced a minimum of 6 to 8 weeks to give your skin enough time to heal before starting the removal process over again.
For more information, call (412) 848-5882 to schedule your free laser tattoo removal consultation.
The average number of treatments needed to completely remove a tattoo ranges from 5 to 10 treatments. Clients with old, faded tattoos or those interested in lightening their tattoo for a cover-up may only need 3 to 4 treatments. The number of treatments needed is unique to each client and their tattoo. My Secret Spa uses a variety of factors to assess your tattoo and best determine the number of treatments you will need. These factors include the age, size, and location of your tattoo; the ink colors, ink density, and ink depth; the client’s health, pre-existing scarring, and more.
Laser tattoo removal is often compared to a rubber band continuously snapping against the skin. Overall the treatment is very tolerable, however, some clients have said it feels like tattoo application. Luckily, laser tattoo removal is a very quick procedure and lasts anywhere from 1 to 15 minutes depending on the size of the tattoo being treated. My Secret Spa uses the Zimmer Cryo cooling machine to successfully numb the skin before, during, and after treatment. This cooling device helps alleviate any pain associated with the laser and protects the skin from unwanted thermal injury.
Laser tattoo removal is a lengthy process due to the 6 to 8 weeks healing period between each laser session. This amount of time is necessary to give your skin time to heal before undergoing another laser treatment. Pair that healing period with the number of treatments assigned to your unique tattoo and you could be waiting several months before achieving complete removal. Although laser tattoo removal requires lots of waiting, the results are well worth the wait.
My Secret Spa determines the price per treatment based on the size of the tattoo being removed. During your free consultation, our laser technician will categorize your tattoo by size then establish how many treatments you will need. We also offer special discounts and treatment packages to help you bundle and save. Visit the bottom of this page for more pricing details.
Laser tattoo removal is the safest method for removing unwanted ink from the skin. That being said, clients may experience temporary redness, swelling, itchiness, hyper- and hypopigmentation, scabbing, and blistering. All of these side effects are normal reactions to the laser and are healthy signs that your immune system is working to remove the shattered ink from your skin. After a few weeks, these side effects will heal with proper aftercare.
Absolutely! My Secret Spa can completely remove a tattoo, selectively remove a part of your tattoo, or fade a tattoo to prepare for a cover-up. Laser tattoo removal is a great tool for cover-ups because it helps create a cleaner canvas for tattoo artists to work on. Cover-ups typically require heavy amounts of dark ink and are usually constricted to a larger size and limited use of color. Laser tattoo removal helps fade existing artwork, giving you and your tattoo artist more flexibility with your new tattoo.
My Secret Spa offers competitive laser tattoo removal pricing to meet the needs of each and every one of our clients. All our consultations are complimentary and used to determine the number of treatments your unique tattoo should need. The price per treatment is assigned based on the size of the tattoo being treated.
We also offer special treatment packages to help save you more. Treatment packages can be paid in full or a payment plan set up prior to starting treatment. Additional discounts can be applied if you qualify.
● 10% off 3-treatment package
● 20% off 5-treatment package
● Mix and Match Discounts: call to schedule a free consultation for more details
● Referral Discount: Refer a friend and both of you will receive 15% off your next session
● BOGO: Buy a laser tattoo removal package and receive 15% off any other treatment
● Military Discount: Active and veteran military members receive 15% off all treatments with proof of identification