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In laser tattoo removal, how does the laser remove the ink?
I don't get how the laser bleaches out the tattoo. Where does the ink go? Read more
How long does laser tattoo removal take?
How many sessions will be needed before my tattoo is removed? What factors influence how long it will take? Read more
Is this 'brown smudge' that my tattoo turned into after my third laser removal session temporary? (laser used Q-Switched)
I had my 3 laser tattoo removal session before 2, 5 weeks, but unlike previous times, it hasn't been healed yet and it looks like a brown smudge. My doctor said that the laser had to go deeper this time so the ... Read more
Why do I still have bumps 5 weeks after my first laser tattoo removal session?
I got my first removal session just over 5 weeks ago. I have black and red ink. There are bumps ranging from small to sort of large clusters (seems swelled) in the red part of the tattoo. It's not painful, just... Read more
How soon after a tattoo is placed can I start laser tattoo removal?
Do I need to wait a certain amount of time before removing it? I got the tattoo about 3 months ago, big mistake, also, will it take more sessions to remove because it is new? Read more
Fastest option for tattoo removal?
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What is the fastest, least expensive option for removing a tattoo? The tattoo is on the underside of my wrist and is about 3/4 in by 2 1/2 in. I am not too worried about scarring but need this done within 1 mon... Read more
How does tattoo removal look on African American skin?
What type of scar is left on African American skin after either regular or laser tattoo removal? Read more
Does laser tattoo removal work on elderly skin?
I am over 65 and have a tattoo I've wanted removed for decades. Is laser tattoo removal safe for older people? What are the risks? Will it work on my looser, aged skin? Thank you very much Read more
Can Fraxel work for tattoo removal?
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Does Fraxel or other fractional resurfacing work to lighten or remove a tattoo? Read more
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Is the R20 method of tattoo removal effective on colors other than black?
I have black, red and green ink colors in my tattoo. Will the R20 method be effective in removing the red and green as well as the black ink? Read more
Can laser tattoo removal target certain colors?
But then leave other colors unfaded? Or will it remove all pigments, regardless or color? Read more
Does the type of laser affect laser tattoo removal effectiveness?
I have had 2 treatments with a laser (candelesend) I do not know if this is the right spelling. I have some fading, but minimal at most. The laser is not doing much in the area of removal. What do you have for ... Read more
Is it possible to remove Tattoo Eyebrows by Laser Tattoo Removal?
I tattoo my eyebrows three years ago. They were to be brown, but turned out to be ashing in color. I would like to have them removed by laser. How many treatments are needed? Read more
Will I need to avoid sun exposure after tattoo removal?
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I'm planning to go on vacation to a tropical climate in a few weeks. Should I wait to start my laser tattoo removal treatments until I come back? Read more
Can very densily pigmented black tattoos be completely removed?
I understand that black tattoos are the easiest to remove because they absorb the entire spectrum of light that the Laser outputs, but I was wondering, can very dark (heavily pigmented tribal tattoos) be comple... Read more
How long does the laser tattoo removal take on a large tattoo?
I have a large tattoo across my upper back. Are the laser tattoo removal procedures broken up into short sessions, or will the whole area be treated at once? Read more
Does laser tattoo removal damage the skin?
Is the skin damaged in any way after laser tattoo removal? Can exposure to the laser cause skin cancer? Read more
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