excellase | 614 west peace street | raleigh, nc  27605  
(919) 833-8484

OFFICE HOURS: Monday thru Saturday by Appointment Only

Serving Eastern North Carolina including Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill, Fayetteville, Greenville, Wilmington and the surrounding areas
Tattoo Removal

At ExcelLase, we have performed hundreds of tattoo removal procedures. Weuse
the Cynosure's MedLite C6
® laser to perform Tattoo Removal on :

  • All Ink Colors,
  • All Shapes and Sizes
  • All Skin Types
  • All Areas of the Body

The C6 laser is the gold standard for tattoo removal. The C6 laser uses 4 different
wavelengths that can remove all colors like black, red green, light blue and orange.
We also remove radiation mark tattoos and thramatic tattoos which are usually
result of traffic accidents.

There is good news for those who have an unwanted body design. Newer laser
tattoo removal techniques can eliminate your tattoo with minimal side effects.
Lasers remove tattoos by breaking up the pigment colors of the tattoo with a high-
intensity light beam.

Black tattoo pigment absorbs all laser wavelengths, making it the easiest to treat.
Other colors can only be treated by selected lasers based upon the pigment color.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I just lighten up my tattoo to get a cover-up over it?
Absolutely. Usually one to three treatments will lighten the tattoo enough to get it ready for a cover up.

How many treatments will it take to remove my tattoo?
Each person is as unique as their tattoo, but most professional tattoos take between 5-10 treatments.
Homemade tattoos usually take far less number of treatments with some coming off immediately as
fast as just one treatment. Laser tattoo removal treatments are spaced out 4-8 weeks apart. The
number of treatments can depend on a number of factors, such as:  

1-amount of ink used
2-depth of the ink placed in the skin
3-type of ink used
4-location of the tattoo on the body
5-age of the tattoo
6-colors used
7-how stron
g your immune system is

How is the pricing determined?
At  your initial consult, we measure the tattoo and determine the cost based on the size.We will
discuss payment plans and payment methods at that time.

What if I am in a hurry, Can I come back earlier than scheduled for the treatments?
Yes. Some of our clients are in a hurry to have the tattoo removed so they can join the armed forcesor
to get a job or a promotion.  The time between treatments is set up so your tattoo can heal properly
and your body has enough time to flush the tattoo ink out, naturally.  The results, after a treatment, are
not always immediate. The body breaks down the ink slowly, usually taking weeks to see the full
results from a treatment. ExcelLase will discuss methods of speeding the process for those that are in
a hurry.

Is the process painful?
Most clients compare the pain to that of getting a tattoo, except tattoo removal take far less time.
Depending on the size of the tattoo, most laser treatments usually take only a matter of seconds to
minutes. All laser treatments are accompanied by a cold air chiller that numbs the skin very quickly
before the treatment.

Will I have a scar?
No. When using the q-switched Nd:Yag laser and following the "aftercare instructions" provided, there
is minimal to no scarring, from this procedure.  The laser manufacture claims a less than 5% chance of
light scarring, which is very low, but we have found an even better level of success at our clinics.

Do all the colors of ink respond the same?
No. Black and red inks are the easiest to remove, while light greens and light blues are the hardest.
These blues and greens can sometimes take more treatments than other colors. In some cases, these
colors cannot removed completely.

Will the tattoo remove completely?
In most cases, yes. However, complete removal is sometimes a hard thing to predict, due to all the
unregulated tattoo inks on the market. The F.D.A. does not regulate tattoo inks and a lot a lot of tattoo
ink manufactures and artists make and mix their own inks. Sometimes these mixes have metals and
other foreign additives, for effect. These unknowns are why 100% removal is hard to predict or

*A lot of
permanent make-up inks have foreign additives, that's why we always do a patch test first
before procedding to remove a permanent make-up at ExcelLase.

How are your lasers different from others for tattoo removal?
At ExcelLase we use the gold standard in laser tattoo removal, a q-switched Nd:Yag laser the Medlite
C6. Also the experience and understanding of the technology allow us to remove the ink fast and
effectively with almost a non existant chance ofscarring..  

What are the common side effects of laser tattoo removal?
Side effects that most will likely experience, are short-term but worth mentioning. The skin may be red
swollen, and may blister. Blisters can get quite large and at times, cover the entire tattoo. These
blisters are superficial and will heal well with little chance of scarring, but may be uncomfortable for a
couple of days. We provide very clear and easy aftercare instructions, for post treatment care.
Downtown Raleigh's Only
Aesthetic Laser and Body Sculpting Center
Helping Beautiful People Have Beautiful Skin Since 2004
Call Today