You’ve decided it’s time for that ‘frat tat,’ ‘tramp stamp,’ or heart proclaiming ‘I love Sue? to be a thing of the past. Yet, you may still be uncertain about the number of treatments needed, and you’re concerned about the possibility of scarring, the level of pain involved, and whether laser tattoo removal will even be successful for you.
Given its safety and efficacy, laser tattoo removal is the current treatment of choice. The laser directly targets the tattoo pigment with short bursts of high-intensity light, but spares surrounding tissue. Depending on the size of your tattoo, treatment times vary from about 10 minutes to 30 minutes.
Treatments are every 4-8 weeks to allow time for the natural removal of the ink, but you will actually begin to see results, shortly after your first treatment.