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It’s a big decision to GET a tattoo. And, it’s a big decision to have one removed. A lot of people get tattoos and years later decide they don't like them.

There are also plenty of people that LOVE their tattoos but want to “rethink” them a bit as their life circumstances and tastes change.  They want to change it in such a way that will allow them to add something new or change a certain aspect of the design.

We have found that there are a lot of misconceptions about tattoo removal. So, let’s clear a few things up. First and foremost, it CAN be done. And, it can be done with minimal scarring. Another myth we’d like to dispel has to do with price. The fact is, tattoo removal IS affordable and easy payment options are available that work with most budgets.  Read more about tattoo removal in our blog.

Today’s laser technology has advanced making tattoo removal thorough and successful with fewer treatments. Unfortunately, while the technology exists, most spas and tattoo studios don’t have the latest lasers and equipment necessary, and in some cases, don't have the advanced training and clinical oversight to deliver professional results. This could mean possible side effects (scaring) because more treatments are needed, and less success overall, especially with colors.

That’s not the case at youbaby. 



youbaby experts use the Enlighten III Picosecond laser, the newest technology that quickly and effectively remove tattoos and that allows for fewer treatments. So effective, it’ll be like the tattoo was never there! Our expert staff uses this technology to deliver the best results – safely and comfortably – with minimal risk of scarring and essentially little to no downtime. And, best of all, we have
affordable payment options.

Here’s how the Enlighten works: Ink particles come in different sizes and formations. A powerful laser like the Enlighten delivers peak power at the depth and spot needed to shatter the ink into microscopic bits that the body flushes through its lymph system.


Quite often we get asked if a tattoo is “really gone” after a course of treatments. We’ve heard the horror stories, too: you pay lots of money and when all is said and done, the tattoo is still visible and some experience scarring. Well, that’s not what you’ll experience at youbaby. Yes, the tattoo is really gone! On rare occasions – especially if a tattoo is particularly large and colorful – a “shadow” or “ghost” will remain, but in most cases, we are able, over the course of a series of treatments, to remove the tattoo entirely.

We also get asked if the process is painful. In the past, that may have been true. But, again, because the technology we use is so advanced, most patients tell us that the treatments are comparable
to getting the tattoo! It just doesn't last as long!

Check out some of our "works in progress".

Here are some other questions we often get asked…and some answers that we KNOW will help you decide if laser tattoo removal is for you!

How many treatments does it take? Timing depends on how large a tattoo is and the colors used (greens and blues used to be the most difficult, but new technology makes it easier). Usually, removing a tattoo takes about eight to ten treatments*. Lightening the ink for a new design generally requires three to four treatments to be light enough to cover up.

 How long does it take? Removal takes time. Because multiple treatments are required, to assure the treated site has a chance to recover and let your lymph system do it's job, we space our treatments no less than 8 weeks apart. More time between treatments is okay too.

How much does it cost? Prices range from $300 to $2500, depending on the size of the tattoo.  At youbaby, we offer different payment options.  You could pay per treatment or buy the treat-to-complete option (pay one price regardless of how many treatments are needed). Financing is also available by applying for the 15 month interest-free Advance Care Card

Will I have scarring? In rare cases, clients might have minimal scarring but with our technology, we are able to assess your skin type and adjust the treatment accordingly to avoid scarring.

Is it possible to remove a huge tattoo that covers a large area of the body and that’s particularly colorful? Yes. It will take many more treatments than for a smaller tattoo, but it can be done.

Is there downtime? Immediately following the treated site will be sore and feel somewhat like a sunburn. This will last for a few days,  Otherwise, you should be able to resume your regular activities without hesitation. We do suggest that you keep the area covered for a few days while showing, and to protect it from friction (clothing rubbing or clinging).

Sometimes we will have a patient who comes to us NOT for a tattoo removal, but for a “tattoo revision.” They don’t want the entire image removed, but rather just part of it. Their body is a canvas and they are ready to create something new. The precision of Enlighten picosecond laser is perfect for this type of service. As with all of our treatments, services, and products: it’s all about YOU and what YOU need and want to feel and look your best!

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*the actual number of treatments varies

I've had tattoos for 20 years and am a tattoo artist myself. I've thought about the removal process, but dismissed it being too expensive and painful. When Nina came into the shop, I decided to go for it on a tattoo that is blocking other potential work that I'd like to have done. I'm three sessions in and am seeing quite a difference! I highly recommend Youbaby Skin Spa. They're all great people and very professional. Not to mention they really know what they're doing. If you've ever thought about tattoo removal, go talk with them, you won't regret it. They also work closely with tattoo artists like myself to figure out how much has to be removed. Remember lightening is an option for coverup! You Baby will help you love your body! Give it a shot, you deserve it. 

The Phantom Bassist

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