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Laser Tattoo Removal

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Why choose The New Canvas?

Tattoo removal is not a cookie cutter process, so if you need options, we’ve got plenty. Our technicians are trained in traditional and advanced removal options and have a combined experience of two decades in the esthetics field. Over the years we've developed a strong reputation and hundreds of positive reviews from satisfied clients. That's because the tattoo removal technology we use is industry-leading. Combined with fair pricing, multiple options and skilled specialists, we're certain you'll be satisfied too.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Laser Tattoo Removal Cost?

We started our business on the foundation of offering affordable, quality laser tattoo removal for everyone. We offer a variety of payment options and discounts to make tattoo removal and lightening possible on any budget. Our pricing is based on how much ink is being treated along with other individual factors, so a free consultation is necessary to provide an individual quote.

 

Discounts and Offers

 

Package discounts are available at 3 for 10% off and 6 for 15% off, which can be broken up into payments if necessary.

10% Military, Law Enforcement & First Responder Discount.

 

Travel Credit of 10% is available for people who travel to us outside of El Paso County. Current proof of residence must be provided to qualify.

Do you qualify for our Careers Program?

Visible, hate or gang related tattoos that limit you from advancing in your career or journey of personal growth may qualify for this program, which offers pricing as low as $50 per session. Schedule a Free consultation to see if you qualify!

 

Monthly promotions are published on our social media, so follow us on IG @the_new_canvas or FB @TheNewCanvas.

 

Best Price Guarantee! Bring in a detailed receipt or quote from a qualified competitor, and we’ll meet or beat their pricing!

 

Care Credit now available! Apply online or in office.

How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?

Each tattoo ink pigment reflects a specific wavelength of light, which is absorbed by a precisely devised light amplification by stimulated admission of radiation (LASER) wavelength which, when contact is made, causes a photo acoustic shattering of the ink particles. The shattered pigment molecules are picked up by the lymphatic system and filtered through the lymphatic system. Though the Laser treatment can be completed in a matter of minutes, the body can take anywhere from 4 to 10 weeks to properly filter the ink particles.

 

Certain health conditions, medications, skin types, scarred tissue, location, response systems, pigment color and density can delay this process, which brings up the amount of treatments required to achieve removal.

Does It Hurt?

Well, it doesn’t feel good! But, fortunately most of our clients say that it didn’t hurt as bad as they thought it would. The true answer to that questions depends on your pain tolerance and mental state. The feeling is similar to static electricity, with a slight stinging sensation afterward. To cut down on the “snapping” sensation, we utilize a cryo-cooling system to help numb the skin before and during the treatment, which can be a matter of seconds depending on the size and color. For more sensitive situations we do offer a topical numbing cream for a nominal charge.

What Can I Expect Afterward?

Certain medications and medical conditions may be a contraindication, so be sure to have a list of these items for your appointment.

 

If you are sick or on antibiotics, you will want to wait until you are well and off of antibiotics for at least one week prior to your treatment.

 

Be sure to eat and hydrate before your treatment.

 

Absolutely no sun exposure to the treatment area before or during your treatment process.

 

If there is hair in the area you wish to have treated, be sure to shave prior to your appointment.

 

We love children and animals, but they are not permitted in the treatment room. Please be sure to have supervision for them in the waiting area.

How many treatments will it take?

Due to the wide array of possible implications in each individual as mentioned above, it is difficult to generalize exactly how many treatments a tattoo will take to completely dissipate or fade enough for a cover-up.

 

Most single-color tattoos can take anywhere between 6-12 treatments if moderately pigmented. Fewer sessions would be required if there is a mild amount of ink saturation, and more if there are multiple colors or heavy ink saturation. During your consultation we will examine the piece you are wanting to work on and discuss implications specific to you and determine a reasonable estimate based on the overall factors.

How Long Do I Have to Wait Between Treatments?

As with other concerns involving laser tattoo removal, the time between treatments depends on an array of factors and can range between 4 weeks- 2 months. If you’ve chosen an Advanced Removal Method, then 8 weeks is required between treatments at a minimum.

 

Waiting longer between sessions does not necessarily prolong the process. The lymphatic system needs sufficient time to carry the shattered ink particles away from the targeted region. If we do a treatment before all of the shattered particles have been carried away, they will absorb the energy that is intended for the larger ink particles, causing you to pay for more treatments at the end of the day then necessary, and could lead to complications.

 

Patience is a virtue when removing a tattoo.

What Are the Side Effects?

Although rare, some side effects can occur. We strive to maintain the integrity of the skin and most of the time can, but it is not always possible to achieve complete removal without any evidence there was ever anything there. If there is any level of scarred tissue present from the trauma caused by the tattoo implantation process, it can make it more difficult to remove 100% of the ink particles, and the scarred tissue may be visible once the ink is removed from the tattoo. Additionally, hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation can occur when removing some colors or in some deeper pigmented skin types. In these cases, the area being treated may not match the surrounding skin perfectly once the ink is removed. In the event that this occurs, our Technicians may recommend microdermabrasion, microneedling or camouflage micropigmentation to achieve a more homogenous appearance.

Have You Had a Tattoo Removal Nightmare?

Unfortunately, tattoo removal creams, at home devices, non-laser methods, predatory or untrained technicians and ridiculous Youtube videos are being marketed to take advantage of people desperate to remove a tattoo, looking to save a buck, or not patient enough to go through the laser tattoo removal process. If you’ve fallen victim to any of these schemes, don’t be ashamed or discouraged. We’ve seen everything from acid burns to dotted “non-laser” scars and red-hot knife burns (thank a Youtube at home tattoo removal video for that one). Fortunately, our advanced technicians can help you navigate your way through the nightmare and get you the results you deserve.

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OUR CLIENTS SAY IT BEST

I went to The New Canvas for an initial tattoo removal consultation. I was a bit nervous about going, but I felt immediately comfortable as soon as I got to the facility. Steve was very knowledgable and friendly and he explained the process beginning to end. He shared some of his professional background with me which made me feel even more at ease. The environment was warm and welcoming and as an added bonus, the store smelled really great! LOL I proceeded to get my tattoo removal done right then and there and was very satisfied with the entire process. I would highly recommend this place to anyone seeking to remove their tattoos!

Emily Acevedo

Had a tattoo removal session and am extremely happy with my overall experience! I had a previous session at a different facility, and they don’t compare to how my experience with The New Canvas was. Steve was really knowledgeable, friendly and honest. He went out of his way to ensure I was comfortable as well. This will be my go to place for the duration of my removal process.

Amanda Brown

I loved doing my first laser session at The New Canvas and will be back to do all of laser therapy going forward. Steve is knowledgeable, easy to relate to and made me feel comfortable through each step of the process. I highly recommend the New Canvas.

Keith McKay

This is the only place I’ll go to get my tattoos removed. I’m very much covered in tattoos and the owners have been great with working out schedules and pricing on my tattoos! Very down to earth people, professional, cost effective, very clean and just all around a great experience each time I visit! I cannot highly recommend this place enough. I always look forward to going and leave happier than when I went in! Steve is awesome to talk to throughout the process and makes the whole experience incredibly enjoyable. This is the only place I recommend when it comes to tattoo removal.

Randel Raver