Tattoo Removal in Lafayette - Rethinking a tattoo?
You're not alone
For some, 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 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.
Depending upon what you want to do about your tattoo, lighten or remove, you want to rely on professionals who understand the safety and effectiveness of using high-powered laser technology to remove the pigment in your tattoo without damaging your skin.
There's much to know about tattoo removal that you might find interesting and helpful in making your decision. Read more about tattoo removal in our blog posts.
Discover our tattoo removal services.
At youbaby, we use the Enlighten III Picosecond laser, by Cutera. This technology quickly and effectively removes tattoos regardless of size or color with fewer treatments. So effective, it’ll be like your tattoo was never there! We use this technology to deliver you the best results – safely and comfortably. Essentially little to no downtime. And, best of all, we have affordable pricing and payment options.
Laser technology works like a powerful photoacoustic hammer
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. 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
What about cover-ups?
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.
We suggest between 4 to 6 treatments to lighten the heaviest concentration of pigment.
What about 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. The larger and more colorful tattoo can take anywhere from 12 months to 5 years to remove.
Does it hurt?
Frankly, yes. It does hurt, but the pain doesn't last long. At youbaby, the technology we use is so advanced, most patients tell us that the treatments are comparable to getting the tattoo! We use ice and a super-cooling device to ease your discomfort.
How many treatments does it take?
Timing depends on how large a tattoo is and the colors used, greens and blues are the most difficult, although new technology makes it easier. Usually, removing a tattoo takes about ten to twelve treatments. Lightening the ink for a new design generally requires four to six treatments to be light enough to cover up.
How much does it cost?
Individual session prices start at $175 and up depending on the size of the tattoo. At youbaby, we offer different pricing options. You could pay per treatment or buy a package of 3 or 6 treatments. If you need more, you can purchase at the package price.
Financing is also available by applying for the interest-free Advance Care Card.
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 healing, and to protect it from friction (clothing rubbing or clinging).
Will I have scarring?
In rare cases, patients might have minimal scarring but with our technology, we are able to assess your skin type and adjust the treatment accordingly to avoid potential scarring. We have seen some cases where the skin already has scarring from the actual tattoo. It is much less likely to happen from the removal process.
Tattoo Removal Pricing
|Size||Cost per treatment||Buy 6 treatments
Get 20% off
|Buy 3 treatments
Get 10% off
|X-Small — size of a Quarter||$175||$840.00||$472.50|
|Small — size of a business card||$250||$1,200.00||$675.00|
|Medium —size of a US Dollar||$325||$1,560.00||$877.50|
|Large —size of a CD||$400||$1,920.00||$1,080.00|
|X-Large —size of a DVD case||$475||$2,280.00||$1,282.50|
|XX-Large — size of a sheet of paper||$550||$2,640.00||$1,485.00|
*It's important to note that some tattoos never completely clear.
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I wouldn't trust my skin care to anyone else. Treatments are non-invasive, practical and reasonably priced.
The best place to get your tattoos removed. Love these women.
Susan is the best. I was very hesitant to have microblading done on my brows. I am so glad that I did. My eyebrows were so light and thin. She did a phenomenal job. Now, I have eyebrows and it is wonderful. I have to admit I was nervous at first, but she put me at ease immediately. She also lined the bottom of my lids. It is great to get up in the morning and not have to use eyeliner. She is the ultimate professional and a perfectionist.
Susan and Nina are a great team and provide a wonderful spa experience. Susan has wealth of knowledge about skin care, permanent makeup and tattoo removal. I am forever grateful that she was able to remove a botched set of permanent eyebrows. She replaced them, and my brows now have a natural silhouette and color.
Susan Melching is such a nice person and so helpful throughout the procedure. It's a very professional atmosphere without being sterile. I would recommend YouBaby Spa to anyone for permanent makeup. Nina and Susan are both great!
The environment was beautiful. Susan was professional, kind, gentle and fantastic at explaining what she was doing. She described the treatment clearly and asked all the right questions to help make the experience comfortable. I am so thankful I found youbaby.
Nina is an excellent practitioner. This is an effective treatment.
Love the way it looks!!! Susan does a meticulously beautiful job.