Laser Tattoo Removal
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How Laser Tattoo Removal Works
New Look Laser Tattoo Removal offers an effective solution to your unwanted tattoos. As a simple outpatient procedure, it fits easily into your busy schedule.
Laser tattoo removal works by focusing laser energy to break up the pigment and color in your tattoo. Our Duality and Ruby lasers by Astanza are designed exclusively for tattoo removal – to give you the best results.
New Look Laser Tattoo Removal can remove a wide range of colors in tattoos, all over the body. Our lasers use three separate wavelengths of light to remove darker (black, purple, brown), brighter (red, yellow, orange), and stubborn blue-green tattoo pigments. The laser needs only a fraction of a second to break down the pigment allowing your treatment to be completed in only a short time. Tattoo removal lasers do not penetrate the deeper layers of skin, making scarring very rare and healing very fast.
An average tattoo takes 3 to 10 treatments to remove completely. The number of treatments depends on the age, color, quality of ink, and technique used to create the tattoo (professional vs. homemade). Learn more about the process in our FAQs section or Tattoo Removal Guide.
Remove All Types of Tattoos
As Houston’s leading experts in tattoo removal, New Look has helped patients with a very wide range of tattoos. These are the types of tattoos that we commonly remove:
- Names and words – written in cursive and block letters
- Rings – symbols, words, bands worn under rings or jewelry
- Designs – hearts, characters, animals, flowers, tribal art, barbed wire, ….thousands ore
- Sleeves/large artwork
- Portions of tattoos – we can remove just a small part of a larger tattoo (read more here)
Visit our Before & After Photos page to see just a few examples.
Minimal Side Effects
Laser tattoo removal is the safest and easiest way to remove an unwanted tattoo. New Look has performed thousands of procedures, and we know how to effectively remove ink while minimizing pain.
With today’s technology, we are able to precisely target the ink in your tattoo with minimal side effects. The laser energy gently passes through the outermost layer of skin until it reach your tattoo’s pigment and leaves the lower layers untouched. The skin is very rarely broken, although some swelling and sensitivity is common. For your comfort, we use a high-tech cooling system during the procedure to numb the skin prior to the tattoo removal procedure.
Many patients are familiar with laser hair removal – tattoo removal lasers do not need to penetrate as deeply into the skin and procedures are less painful and much shorter in duration. Still concerned? Read through our FAQs or Aftercare Instructions for more information.
New Look invests in the best technology to provide unparalleled results for our patients. We proudly use Astanza laser systems, most notably the Trinity, to achieve ideal tattoo removal results.
The treatment benefits of our Astanza Trinity include:
- High Power = Faster Removal Results
- Short Pulse Duration = Minimized Pain and Side Effects
- High Repetition Rate = Faster Treatment Times
- Even Energy Application = Safe for All Skin Types
- Triple Wavelengths = Treats All Colors
New Look invests in superior technology to provide unsurpassed tattoo removal results for our patients.
We know that our friendly staff and relaxing environment matter to your tattoo removal experience, but that the removal results are the most important reason for why you would choose to come to New Look – that’s why we choose to use the best laser technology available.
Equipped to Treat Any Tattoo
The Astanza Trinity is an advanced, high-powered Nd:YAG + Ruby laser specifically designed to provide impressive tattoo removal results. It can treat the full spectrum of colors and is safe to use on all skin types.
For difficult-to treat tattoos, New Look features a Ruby laser for treating blue, green, and resistant black inks. Together, our Ruby and Nd:YAG lasers from Astanza can effectively remove and fade every tattoo color available.
Minimizing Pain, Maximizing Results
New Look also proudly uses the Zimmer Cryo 6 chiller to blast cold air at the tattoo treatment area before, during, and after treatment for increased patient comfort. The Cryo 6 pumps cold air at -30°C to numb deep into the skin where ink is located. New Look patients rave about the instant cooling effect and the decreased sensitivity during treatment.
Because the Cryo 6 makes the laser tattoo removal procedure more comfortable for patients, New Look is able to treat tattoo ink more aggressively than other clinics – ensuring that we remove your tattoo in fewer sessions.