Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How does the laser remove tattoos?

A: The laser removes tattoos with specialized light which is absorbed by the tattoo ink. The rapid absorption of the laser energy causes the tattoo ink to break into tiny particles which is then removed by the body's natural filtering system?

Q: What types of tattoos can be removed?

A: It can remove both professional, amateur (homemade), traumatic and surgical tattoos. However it is not recommend for use on permanent eyeliner or lipstick.

Q: How many treatments will it take to remove a tattoo?

A: The number of treatments depends on the amount and type of ink used, and also the
depth of the ink in the skin. However most patients require between 8 to 12 treatments for adequate results.

Q: Does the laser remove colored tattoos?

A: Dark blue, black and red inks will remove the best. Oranges and purples usually fade as well. Green and yellow inks are the most difficult to remove, and additional treatments are needed to produce significant fading.

Q: Will the tattoo completely disappear?

A: In many cases, yes. Greater than 95% fading of the tattoo may be accomplished. However, it is important to know that there are many types of tattoo inks in use today, none of which is regulated by the FDA. Not knowing which tattoo ink was used, or how deeply it was applied, makes it impossible to predict the degree of removal on any given tattoo.

Q: Is laser tattoo removal painful?

A: The impact of the laser pulse is similar to the snap of a small rubber band on the skin. The majority of patients do not require anesthesia, depending on the size and location of the tattoo. Numbing cream is available if needed.

Q: What type of post-treatment care is necessary?

A: The treated area should be kept clean. Scabbing may form, and if so, should not be picked or scratched

Q: Does tattoo removal cream really work?

A: Tattoo removal cream are widely available online. But there's no evidence that they work. At best, tattoo removal cream may fade or lighten a tattoo. The tattoo will remain visible, however skin irritation and other reactions are possible, Remember, tattoos are meant to be permanent. Because the ink is placed beneath the top layer of the skin, complete removal of a tattoo is difficult. If you're interested in tattoo removal, don't attempt on your own. *Reference