How does a laser work? The laser is a beam of light able to selectively target the ink particles in the tattoo ink without harming the adjacent skin structures.
How many treatments are required? This depends on the size, location, color and the depth of the ink in the tattoo. You will probably require more than one treatment. With each treatment some of the ink cleared away by your body. Treatments should be placed 4 to 8 weeks apart.
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Are laser treatments safe? Lasers have been used successfully in millions of treatments. Laser treatments performed properly, by a trained physician, are safe and effective. There are many benefits to laser surgery including little if any pain, no needles, less bruising and swelling.
Do treatments hurt? Patients say they feel a slight sting, like the snap of a rubber band on the skin, followed by the feeling of sunburn.
Are some colors harder to clear than others? The short answer is “yes”. Not all tattoos are created equally. You will find non-iron based red colors clear the fastest. Next would be darker color like black and Indian Ink. Some light blue and green colors may prove to be some of the hardes colors to treat. However with time and repeat treatment most colors will fade away.