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Laser Tattoo Removal Services in Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana

At Bare, our mission is to provide our clients with the best tattoo removal in Chicago’s South Loop area and Northwest Indiana. With years of experience and a longstanding commitment to excellence, we are proud to deliver superior laser hair and tattoo removal services for our valued clients, with a focus on quality results and affordability.

The advanced Q-Switch laser machines we use at Bare have a track record of delivering outstanding results in fewer treatments, providing better clearance of tattoos of all colors and sizes. All of our treatments are performed by highly trained and certified laser technicians under the supervision of Dr. Tolitano, our experienced medical director.

Because tattoo removal is more than a cosmetic procedure, we understand that unwanted tattoos can have a negative impact on your self-confidence and can disrupt your life. At Bare, we have successfully helped thousands of patients regain their ink-free skin, and we want to help you too.

Priced from $79 per treatment!
Pricing varies based on size and the estimated number of treatments.
Flexible payment options are available to fit nearly any budget.

Why Choose Bare Tattoo & Hair Removal of Chicago?

Top Laser Tattoo Removal Technology in Chicago

At Bare Tattoo & Hair Removal, we use the most advanced laser technologies available – the Quanta Q Plus C and the Cynosure RevLite SI. These lasers are top-of-the-line Q-switched lasers, specifically designed to target all tattoo colors on all skin types in just a minute or so (and with minimal discomfort). See for yourself why we are known as one of the best tattoo removal clinics in Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana.

Unmatched Price Guarantees

We are confident in what our team can achieve, so we guarantee our work. If you pay in advance for all the sessions that we estimate it will take to remove your tattoo, we will refund any unnecessary treatments or provide up to six additional treatments for free!

Experienced Laser Tattoo Removal Professionals

Laser tattoo removal and laser hair removal is what we do all day, every day. It’s our specialty, not a side job. All of our treatments are done by certified laser technicians under the supervision of Dr. Tolitano. Experience matters, and it should be a deciding factor when deciding when choosing your laser provider. Technology alone isn’t enough to achieve the best possible results!

Minimal Pain

Tattoo removal feels a lot like a tiny rubber band snapping the skin. While not a great feeling, it’s very tolerable. Bare also utilizes an advanced cooling device to numb the skin before, during and after treatment.

How Laser Tattoo Removal Works

Our advanced lasers are specifically designed to target tattoo ink, causing the pigment to shatter into small pieces that gradually fade over a series of treatments. Laser tattoo removal treatments are spaced 4-6 weeks apart.

The number of treatments you’ll need depends on a variety of factors including (but not limited to) location on body, ink density, ink colors, ink type, age of tattoo, and skin type. Typically, our treatment estimates range from as few as 3 treatments to 10 or more. Most treatments last just a minute or so and feel like a rubber band repeatedly snapping on the skin. While not a great feeling, it’s very tolerable. We also utilize the Zimmer Chiller that numbs the skin before, during and after treatment to minimize any discomfort.

However, that’s just a quick overview! You can find out more by reading our blog or by contacting us directly. Our team is here to answer any questions and will provide a full overview during a free consultation.

Laser Tattoo Removal in Chicago and Northwest Indiana

What is a Picosure Laser?

Picosure is a tattoo removal laser manufactured by Cynosure Incorporated, a company that specializes in developing and producing lasers for the aesthetics industry. The name for the laser comes from the “picosecond” pulse duration and is marketed as a revolutionary breakthrough in tattoo removal treatments. The claim is that Picosure lasers and other picosecond lasers made by other companies result in “better and faster” results than more conventional nanosecond lasers.

Is a Picosure laser or picosecond more effective than a nanosecond laser?

The best tattoo removal lasers in the Chicago area are “Q-switched,” which means that they pulse light rather than emit a continuous beam of light.

Just how fast does that pulse happen? The speed is called pulse duration. Pulse duration is a complicated topic that takes advanced physics degrees to truly understand. There are multiple ways to define it, the simplest way being power divided by time (i.e. how quickly the laser is hitting the skin and then stopping). If you are interested in researching the topic further, the internet has endless physics lessons on pulse duration in lasers.

The logic is that shorter pulse durations lead to “better and faster results”. Laser manufacturers and tattoo removal providers have also made claims that Picosure and other picosecond lasers can remove tattoos in half as many treatments versus “conventional” nanosecond lasers. This is how laser salesmen approach us to buy their products for more money AND get clinics to “upgrade” their laser technology. Picosecond lasers typically range in price between $250,000 to $350,000, while nanosecond lasers generally are around $115,000. Of course, this additional cost must be passed on to the consumer – especially if they will need fewer treatments than required by “traditional” nanosecond lasers.

Unfortunately, the dream of “better and faster” laser tattoo removal results with pico lasers isn’t real. In fact, there has been a class-action lawsuit brought by a local dermatologist for false advertising of Picosure tattoo removal in Chicago.

As a prideful small business, Bare Tattoo & Hair Removal looks for the best laser tattoo removal technology available while also offering the best value. Laser salespeople frequently pitch their products in our Chicago offices and present their before and after photos. The results from our nanosecond technology are on-par with the results of Picosure laser tattoo removal in Chicago and picosecond laser technology for laser tattoo removal and treatment for unwanted tattoos. We see no evidence of the “faster and better” results claims based on their own before and after images. We too have excellent results photos based on comparable tattoos – take a look for yourself!

What can I expect during a tattoo removal session (Picosure or nanosecond)?

First, modern laser tattoo removal treatments are FDA approved and, when operated by experienced and certified laser technicians, are very safe procedures. The treatment itself feels like a firm rubber band snapping repeatedly. Most clinics using Picosure or modern nanosecond laser technology utilize a Zimmer Chiller (concentrated cold air) to numb the treatment site before, during, and after treatment. This numbing makes the treatment especially tolerable, and most sessions last just a minute or so, depending on the size of the tattoo pigment.

The number of laser technology treatments required depends on a range of factors. Some factors that impact the number of treatments needed include:

  • Quality of the laser (PicoSure or nanosecond Q-switched lasers)
  • Regular maintenance on the laser
  • Appropriate settings used by the laser operator
  • Skin type
  • Ink density and ink color
  • Ink depth
  • Ink quality
  • Age of tattoo
  • Location on body
  • Lifestyle habits (water, exercise, and not smoking)
  • Time between treatments

Contact Us Today

At Bare Tattoo & Hair Removal, we offer free consultations to evaluate your tattoo and give an accurate estimated number of treatments. See our video for what to expect during your free consultation. Most clients require between 3 and 10 sessions for full removal. Each treatment is spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart to achieve maximum fading results (and minimize the overall number of treatments). To learn more about our permanent laser tattoo removal in Chicago, contact us today or book a free consultation online!