FAQs

How does the FRESH START project  (FSP) work?  

Any potential Fresh Start applicant can fill out a registration form and send it in to us.   Photos of your tattoo are also helpful.  We then refer you to a local FSP laser provider.

Whom does FSP serve?  

Any person who wants to help themselves with Prison/Gang tattoos on the FACE, HANDS or NECK.   We will work our hardest to help you improve your situation. 

How much does it cost?  

There is no charge for qualifying Fresh Start clients.

What if I don't qualify for FREE removal?

Fresh Start will ask for a 20%  DISCOUNTED RATE  for prison/gang tattos on other parts of the body as well as for "regreat" tattoos with our FSP Laser Providers.  We cannot promise a discount. We can only ask.  Fresh Start does not receive ANY money or payment of any type for these referrals.   

What sort of laser do you use?  

Our providers use the best laser technology avaialable.   PICOSURE.   MEDLITE C-6.  depends on provider.

How many treatments will I need?  

It can take 10 to 15 treatments to remove a tattoo.  Sometimes less.   Depends on ink colors, skin types and other factors.  And the LASER machine used. 

Does it leave a scar?  

There is always a risk of scarring. especially in people who are "keloid formers".  But this risk is very small and is greatly reduced by using state of the art, high end medical lasers.

Can you remove all colors?  

Black ink on white skin is the easiest.  The red ink and then colors.  Darker skin can require a few more treatments at lower energies.

What about different skin types?  

Lighter skin is easier since it absorbs little or no laser energy.  However, all skin types are treatable. 

How do I sign up or register?  

Fill out the FRESH START Applcation form:

Client Registration

Volunteer Laser Provider Registration