Tattoo Removal

7 Things to Prepare Before Your Laser Tattoo Removal

Do you regret your tattoo? Through laser tattoo removal, you can reverse previous tattoo choices. According to a study commissioned by Harris Poll in January 2012, 1 in 8 American adults who have tattoos regret having one [1]. When tattoos trend, tattoo removal demand also increases [2]. But before you continue with tattoo removal, you need to prepare for it. Tattoo ink resides below the top layer of skin, making removal difficult, often involving several laser sessions or, in some cases, surgical removal.

The most common side effects are: Pain - tattoo removal can be more painful than getting the tattoo, that’s why I use strong numbing cream, however, even with that, it is still painful. Redness - skin redness at the treated area is to be... Read Full Answer
Hi there!  Thank you for your question regarding treatment options for tattoo removal. I recommend using a pico-second laser to target tattoo ink/pigments. Picosecond lasers are more effective and safer than nanosecond (Q-switched) lasers (1... Read Full Answer
I think its hard to decide who is the best. What is put in the internet is hard to verify especially if one is not in the medical trade. There are many factors involving tattoo removal like the type of colour, the depth, your risk of scarring, you... Read Full Answer
Hi Ye Xu,  It is unfortunately quite painful.  Pain is of course, very subjective so it depends very much on the pain threshold of every person as well as the location of the tattoo. The parts of our skin, which have more nerve endings... Read Full Answer
Hi Mei Siew,  The best method for tattoo removal remains the laser. Choosing the right person to do the job is just as important as the laser technology used. The PicoWay treatment remains my favorite laser for this purpose because of the ra... Read Full Answer
Your skin color will be absorbing the laser energy as well as the tattoo ink. The darker you are, the more melanin you have. This also absorbs the laser energy in addition to the tattoo ink. It is possible to remove your tattoo, except that you m... Read Full Answer
Your skin needs time to heal. Attempting to remove a tattoo whilst it is still healing only increases your chance of scarring. Minimally, I would advise four to six weeks between each laser treatment as stacking the treatments too closely togethe... Read Full Answer