Is Laser Tattoo Removal Right for Me?

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November 26, 2014
Although tattoos are a form of self-expression for millions of people, not everyone will love their body art forever. For these patients, laser tattoo removal may be a solution. Let's explore some common questions about this procedure.

Frequently Asked Questions About Laser Tattoo Removal

  • What happens during laser tattoo removal? During treatment, a laser is aimed directly at the tattoo, targeting the ink. The ink is disrupted, absorbed by the body, and broken down naturally.
  • Will my tattoo be difficult to remove? Certain colors respond quicker to laser tattoo removal. Black and red are the easiest colors to remove, while green and purple are more resistant to laser tattoo removal. However, even the most resistant colors are easily removed with laser tattoo removal. The depth of the tattoo also impacts how difficult the tattoo will be to remove.
  • Will I need more than one treatment? Most tattoos take between 5 and 10 treatments to remove. Treatments are usually spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart.
  • Does laser tattoo removal hurt? Tattoo removal may be uncomfortable, but it is usually tolerable. Topical anesthesia is applied before each procedure to minimize discomfort. Patients may experience irritation or itchiness for several days after the procedure, which can be alleviated with an antibiotic or cortisone cream.

Contact Drs. Goldman and Dubow to Schedule Your Laser Tattoo Removal Treatment

Are you considering laser tattoo removal? Contact Drs. Peter Goldman and Brian E. Dubow today! Our office is located in Los Angeles, CA, and we can be reached at 310.855.1160. We look forward to hearing from you.


Category: Laser Tattoo Removal

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