Laser Tattoo Removal
1 Point Tattoo is about no judgments and new beginnings with your art and thats why we became the first tattoo shop in Kailua, Hawaii to offer certified laser tattoo removal. While tattoos are meant to be permanent, laser tattoo removal means you don’t need to live with one that no longer suits you.
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We believe in building relationships through art, whether that consists of putting on a tattoo or taking one off. We have a deep love and appreciation for tattoos – we simply want to help you remove or correct the ones that didn’t turn out the way you envisioned.
Advanced medical laser technology makes it easier than ever to get rid of unwanted tattoos of practically any size and color. From complete tattoo removal to fading for cover-ups, 1 Point Tattoo knows your skin’s needs better than anyone and delivers the most effective removal results.
The Zimmer Cryo
We put client care and comfort above all else. That is why we’ve invested in the Zimmer Cryo cooling machine, the leading skin-numbing solution for laser tattoo removal!
1 Point Tattoo wants every client to feel confident going into treatment and that is why we traded our ice packs for the Zimmer Cryo. Unlike ice packs that wear off during treatment, the Cryo cooling machine can be used before, during, and after your treatment. The Cryo works by blowing freezing cold air (-30ºC) at the treatment site and successfully numbs the skin within a few minutes!
The Zimmer Cryo is noninvasive, fast acting, and extremely effective. Since adding the Cryo, 1 Point Tattoo patients are highly satisfied and more eager to come in for treatment.
We truly believe in helping people and take pride in providing our clients with a clean, sterile, comfortable and friendly environment. Our judgment-free shop focuses solely on great results and client satisfaction. No matter your removal reason, we want to help!
The laser removal process
Laser tattoo removal helps your immune system speed up the natural fading process by breaking down the ink particles. During a treatment, our Astanza Duality laser emits multiple pulses of light energy onto the unwanted tattoo. The ink particles in the skin absorb the light energy, causing them to shatter into fragmented pieces that are small enough for the phagocytes to eat. Over the course of several treatments, the ink is broken down into tinier fragments and naturally flushed out by the body’s immune system until no ink is visible in the skin.
Laser tattoo removal has proven to be the only noninvasive method that can penetrate deep into the skin and shatter ink particles without causing any harm to the surrounding skin tissue. Other methods like tattoo removal creams, excision, salabrasion, and acid injections are either ineffective or dangerous, and almost always result in scarring. 1 Point Tattoo uses the advanced Astanza Duality laser to give your skin the best possible results in the fewest amount of treatments. Call us today to schedule your free consultation!
Our crew is comprised of the most talented tattoo artists and skilled skin specialists. Members of 1 Point Tattoo have been expertly trained by New Look Laser College, the world’s leading laser tattoo removal training program, and have earned the designation of Certified Laser Specialist and Laser Safety Officer.
Tattoo removal requires multiple treatments no matter where you go. However, 1 Point utilizes the most advanced laser equipment on the island of Oahu to minimize the total number of treatments you’ll need.
How laser tattoo removal works
Laser tattoo removal is just as big of a decision as getting a tattoo. This procedure takes both time and commitment, but the end results are definitely worth the wait. 1 Point Tattoo believes in educating patients to make sure you feel comfortable, confident, and prepared walking into treatment. No other shop in Kailua can generate the type of results that we do.
Why are multiple sessions necessary for laser tattoo removal?
Multiple treatments are needed because tattoos have layers of ink stacked on top of each other within the skin. Every treatment session will produce some fading, however, the thick concentration of pigment particles cannot be completely broken down in one session. This goes especially for newer tattoos since the ink is so thick and dense. Older, more faded tattoos or tattoos where only the shading is being removed will experience quicker fading and will need less treatments because the ink has lower ink density.
Even after the first laser treatment, the ink particles are too large for our white blood cells to consume and remove. Overtime, the laser will continue to break down the ink particles into smaller pieces that your body can easily dispose of.
One doctor explained it by saying that a white blood cell trying to engulf an ink particle would be like a human “taking a bite out of an elephant.” That’s why laser tattoo is needed – to shatter the ink particles.
In the picture below, the black splotches are the ink particles and the little round circles are white blood cells. You can see that the ink particles are simply too large to be consumed by the white blood cells.
How much does laser tattoo removal cost?
1 Point Tattoo provides affordable and competitive pricing to help meet the needs of your budget. We determine the price per treatment based off of the size of the tattoo being removed. All consultations are free of charge to help familiarize patients with the procedure and also figure out a pricing plan that works best for them and their skin. There are discounts for military and civil service members and treatment packages available.
Book your free consultation online today to see just how effective our laser is.
Some Samples of Kristine’s Laser Removal Work:
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