Tattoo Removal

Since the early 90's lasers have been developed that can selectively treat tattoo pigment, often without leaving any scar in its place. This is because they do not actually burn the ink out; rather it is fractured into tiny pieces that are then removed from the skin by your immune system.

PicoSure uses the latest technology to remove ink colors and brown spots by delivering ultra-short picosecond pulses of energy into the skin. These pulses create a photomechanical effect, or PressureWave™ that targets ink and brown spots while avoiding unmarked tissue. PressureWave shatters the ink and brown spots into tiny, dust-like particles which are easily eliminated by the body. This results in clearer skin with fewer treatments without injuring the surrounding skin.

How many treatments will it take to remove my tattoo?
On average, professional tattoos require 5-6 treatments, while amateur tattoos may require 3-4 treatments, spaced approximately 6-8 weeks apart. The number of treatments depends on the amount and type of ink used and the depth of the ink in the skin.

What is the cost for the procedure?
The fee depends on the size of each tattoo, and how many treatments it takes to lighten or remove it to your satisfaction. We will measure your tattoo to give you an exact quote of the "per treatment" fee. If more than one tattoo is being treated at the same time, your provider may offer pricing alternatives. A consultation fee will be assessed for this quote. If you choose to have your tattoo treated that same day the consultation fee will be waived.

What will the treatment be like?
It is more painful to have a tattoo removed than getting it put on, but the procedure is much faster than placing a tattoo. We offer numbing cream to be applied an hour or two before the procedure as well as our cooling spray, the Zimmer, to minimize your discomfort. After the procedure the treated area may blister, swell, crust, scab, or bleed slightly. You will need to care for the area daily in order to prevent infection and get the best possible healing results. Your tattoo will then gradually fade for 6-8 weeks when we can again treat the area with our lasers. You may see additional fading for as long as several months so you can space the treatments farther apart but not closer than 6 weeks.

Strother Dermatology & Laser Treatment Center Directions

We are located directly across from Evergreen Hospital in the Evergreen Professional Plaza.

Strother Dermatology & Laser Treatment Center in Totem Lake
Strother Dermatology
Evergreen Professional Plaza
12911 120th Ave NE
Suite G-100 and 104
Kirkland, WA 98034

Please do not hesitate to call for further directions or information. Our phone number is 425-899-4144.

 

Going South on I-405:

Take Exit 20 (NE 124th St.). At the exit stop light turn left onto NE 124th St. At Totem Lake Blvd. turn left. Follow to next light (120th Ave NE) and turn right. You are now on 120th Ave. Follow 120th up the hill (past Trader Joe's). Go through light at 128th and then turn into the 2nd driveway on the left. We are in the Evergreen Professional Plaza between 128th and 130th lane. We are in Bldg G towards the rear of the parking lot, Suites 100 and 104.

Going North on I-405:

Take exit 20B (NE 124th St/Totem Lake Blvd). Stay in the right lane towards Totem Lake Blvd. and go under the freeway, proceed through the stoplight onto 120th Ave NE. Follow 120th Ave up the hill (past Trader Joe's). Go through light at 128th and then turn into the 2nd driveway on the left. We are in the Evergreen Professional Plaza between 128th and 130th lane. We are in Bldg G towards the rear of the parking lot, Suites 100 and 104.

Be sure to allow sufficient travel time as this is a high traffic area and there is often construction going on nearby at Evergreen Hospital.

Tattoo Removal

New technology is faster than ever with fewer treatments and less chance of scarring.

At the Laser Treatment Center we use the latest technology, PicoSure.

PicoSure is the world's first and only picosecond aesthetic laser cleared by the FDA. Recognized as a breakthrough in tattoo and brown spot removal, PicoSure will help you achieve visibly clearer, ink- and spot-free skin faster. Even difficult ink colors such as blues and greens, as well as previously treated tattoos, can be removed in fewer treatments with better clearance and improved recovery time.