Tattoo Removal in Fairbanks

Tattoo Removal

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We are pleased to provide laser tattoo removal with the Quanta Q-Plus C laser system. With the Quanta Q-Plus C system, energy is delivered to unwanted tattoos, targeting the ink and breaking it down into smaller particles. The particles are then eliminated through the body’s own natural process, resulting in superior clearance with fewer treatments when compared to traditional laser removal treatment methods.​

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The Quanta tattoo removal laser fires at a billionth of a second delivering 3 true laser wavelengths, including the Ruby laser which treats bright green and blue inks. It can successfully treat stubborn tattoos that were not removed or only partially removed with traditional laser removal treatments.

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Laser Tattoo Removal

Treatment Details

What it Treats

  • Unwanted Tattoos
  • Stubborn Tattoo Colors
  • Tattoos on Dark Skin Tones

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Treatment Time

45 minutes to 1 hour


Female and Male
18 or older



What to Expect from the Results

Laser treatments with Quanta Q-Plus C are quick and convenient. Many patients compare the feeling to getting a tattoo. The number of treatments required varies and is dependent on ink type, size of tattoo, location on the body, lifestyle habits, the age of the tattoo, etc.

Immediately after treatment, you may see a slight whitening or “frosting” of the treated skin, which will subside after the treatment is complete. Other temporary effects may include mild swelling and redness.

Why Try Tattoo Removal in Fairbanks?


The technology behind this laser device delivers ultra-short pulses of specialized energy. The photoacoustic technology pulses are so fast that they cause a change in pressure that breaks the ink into tiny, dust-like particles. An interesting note about laser tattoo removal is that the lasers do not actually remove the tattoos, rather your body will do so naturally.  


During treatments, laser energy specifically targets tattoo ink and works to only shatter ink particles, without damaging the surrounding skin tissue. The tiny, broken-up ink particles will be absorbed by your body’s lymphatic system and exit naturally. Once we remove your tattoo, it is gone for good!


Only looking to get your tattoo lightened for the purpose of covering it with new body art? We can help tailor a custom treatment plan to meet your specific needs. Best of all, laser tattoo removal with a Quanta often requires fewer treatments than other available tattoo removal procedures.

What to Expect

The Tattoo Removal Process

Brief Consultation

At Revive Medical Spa, consultations are where we truly get to know you. We’ll listen to all of your concerns, assess the current condition of your tattoo and surrounding skin, and work with you to determine a treatment plan that fits your lifestyle and budget. From beginning to end, you’ll have our full attention.

Book Your Appointment

Our front desk staff will book your treatment for a day and time that works best for you. Then, we’ll provide you with detailed instructions on how to prepare for your appointment to help optimize your results.

Arrive for Treatment

When you arrive, you’ll be invited to one of our comfortable and relaxing treatment rooms. We’ll give you a comprehensive review of what to expect during a tattoo removal session, make sure you understand what to expect, and answer any and all of your questions.

Sit Back and Relax

Your provider will treat you evenly and accurately. Your certified laser tattoo removal specialist will use a cryocool zimmer in one hand and the laser in the other hand simultaneously to alleviate pain and help with the recovery of the tissue. Our team is expertly educated and trained on the best techniques to ensure we meet your high standards and expectations. During a tattoo removal appointment, you’re free to listen to music, chat with your provider, or simply lay back and relax.

Next Steps

Once the treatment session is complete, we will assess the area and give you a brief review of your post-treatment instructions. Typically, an ice pack is provided with instructions to avoid excessive heat and soaking. At this time, we’ll book any follow-up appointments needed to maintain your overall treatment plan and help you make the most of your results!


Pre-Care Instructions

Before your appointment for Tattoo Removal in Fairbanks, you should clean your skin and be sure it is clear of any bronzers or spray tans.

4 Weeks Before

Avoid both sun exposure and self-tanning products for a minimum of 4 weeks before each session.

1 to 2 Weeks Before

Avoid applying any irritants, such as exfoliations, masks, or peels, for 1 to 2 weeks beforehand. This includes products containing astringents, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic acid, retinol, salicylic acids, and/or tretinoin.

Day of Treatment

Shave the area.

Post Treatment

Post-Care Instructions

Following your Tattoo Removal in Fairbanks, make sure you use cool water and gentle products for 48 hours. Immediately after lasering, you may begin to ice and elevate the area. If you develop a blister please do not pick or scratch or pop the blister. Take necessary precautions to keep it clean to avoid any chances of infection until the blister is resolved. Do not soak your tattoo. Avoid prolonged sun exposure.

2 to 4 Days After

You may lubricate the area with aquaphor or bacitracin. If necessary, you may cover with nonstick, lint free gauze or fabric to avoid irritating the area. This usually takes about 2 to 4 days. Keeping the area moist will help avoid scars or scabs from forming.

Cool Compress

Should the skin feel hot or irritated, you may cool the area with cold compressions, but these should not be applied directly against the skin.


Avoid the sun until the area has completely healed, as exposure may lead to hyperpigmentation.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many tattoo removal sessions will I need?

Depending on the size and color(s) of your unwanted tattoo, it will take multiple sessions to achieve maximum removal. We space each of these sessions 10 weeks apart to allow the body time to process and heal from the treatment. There are many factors to consider in the tattoo removal process, including ink type, age of the tattoo, the application, scarring, body chemistry/metabolism, etc. With every session you tattoo will lighten.

Can you completely remove my tattoo?

Contrary to popular belief that some colors cannot be removed with laser tattoo removal, Revive Med Spa has the original full spectrum laser with a 1064Nd:YAG and an embedded Ruby (694nm) crystal that allows to target even the most stubborn blues and greens. The Quanta Q Plus C can safely treat tattoos of all colors on any skin type.

How long does tattoo removal take?

Depending on your unique tattoo, a single laser tattoo removal session in Fairbanks could last anywhere from 10min to 30 min.

Does tattoo removal cause scarring?

When used in the hands of a highly experienced laser operator like Melissa Holmes at Revive Medical Spa, non traumatic, quick laser tattoo removal sessions are achievable. A cooling device will be used simultaneously with the laser to help alleviate discomfort and aid in the quicker recovery of the skin. The Quanta Q plus C delivers its pulses at a billionth of a second so a business card sized tattoo can be completely lasered in about 30 seconds.

Which Revive Medical Spa professional provider does laser tattoo removal?

Melissa Holmes, CLT, LSO has laser treated thousands of tattoos in a judgment-free atmosphere. Her clients can expect to receive customized treatments that can help enhance their overall self-image and confidence. Whether you regret your tattoo entirely or simply would like help lightening it before a cover-up, Revive Medical Spa is happy to help.

Which wavelengths doe Quanta Q-Plus C work at?

Quanta Q-Plus C works at 3 wavelengths: 1064, 532 and 694. The 1064 wavelength targets black inks, which are generally the easiest to remove. The 694 wavelength, or Ruby wavelength, targets blues and greens. Traditionally, these colors can be pretty difficult to remove, but the Ruby wavelength makes it possible. The 532 wavelength is used to target orange/red colors that typically sit at the least depth in the skin. No matter what kind of tattoo you want to remove, Quanta gives us the ability to provide you with amazing results.

Are there any side effects or downtime to laser tattoo removal?

After a tattoo removal session, you may experience some redness at the treatment area. This will go away after a few hours. Each treatment has the benefit of little downtime; however, we recommend that you avoid strenuous activity for 24 to 48 hours after treatment.


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