Laser energy is directed at the tattooed area for a fraction of a second, passing harmlessly through the outer layer of the skin and targeting the tattoo ink directly. The laser disrupts the ink, allowing your body to absorb it and break it down naturally.
The process is not immediate. After the treatment, the ink that was exposed to the laser will break down and be removed by your body’s immune system over a period of weeks. Once that process is complete, you can come in for your next visit, repeating the process until the tattoo is gone. Most tattoos average 8 treatments for full removal. Some ink colors are harder to target and require more sessions. Because it is your body that actually breaks down the ink, every person’s removal process will be different.
Every tattoo is different, so no service available today can guarantee 100% success or zero skin discoloration but all tattoos can be at least significantly reduced.
Lighter skin tones have a higher success rate. Most tattoos are significantly reduced in appearance after the first session. Black, red, dark orange and dark blue tattoos will usually respond relatively quickly to treatments. Green, purple, brown, light orange and light blue colors may require more visits.
We suggest a consultation to set up your personalized treatment plan. Give us a call at 788-DERM(3376).
$25 deposit required for Laser Tattoo Removal Consultations, will be applied to and Tattoo removal performed within 2 months.