Can tattoo parlors perform tattoo removal?

Or is tattoo removal only available through medical facilities? Do doctors have to perform the removal?

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (2)


Answered by Brooklyn Laser Tattoo Removal, Inc.

Each state is different. Lasers are very serious tools. There are lasers made in China that are of lesser quality. We operate a laser tattoo removal business inside a cosmetic laser center operated by two doctors, one of which performs laser procedures.

Note: We flew across the USA to go to the best school for laser training back in 2014, before beginning laser tattoo removal. After a three-month search for the best, effective and safest lasers--as well as investigating used verses new--we bought three lasers capable of removing all ink colors, and they are new.

Then, we were trained upon installation. The quality of laser education affects knowledge of laser usage. It is most important that the actual laser operator be educated, trained, and have a serious respect for the awesome power that lasers have.

Not every state requires insurance to operate a laser; some states have a laser safety board and laser regulations. NY presently does not, but I am a laser safety officer and I was trained in Arizona, which does.

Perhaps more important than all the above is the person's attitude and respect about the seriousness of potential harm. Are they just out to make money first and foremost? Do they tell you to come back in four weeks and discourage waiting longer? Do they explain that treating too frequently with lasers causes scars? Do they say waiting longer is better for your skin?

In our laser training education in AZ, they taught often doctors try to get away with doing things causing harm if they are not trained. Many people are operating lasers without being insured for malpractice. We spend thousands of dollars each year on insurance. We obtained additional training from various doctors and companies to further our education. We are also members of ASLMS.

We have competitors advertising falsely, or advertising giving false impressions, without becoming legally a crime. If it sounds too good to be true, go elsewhere. It's about care, knowledge, and resisting unreasonable patient requests. If you care about your skin, then be careful who treats you.

Published on May 03, 2016

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Answered by Brooklyn Laser Tattoo Removal, Inc.

Each state is different. Lasers are very serious tools. There are lasers made in China that are of lesser quality. We operate a laser tattoo removal business inside a cosmetic laser center operated by two doctors, one of which performs laser procedures.

Note: We flew across the USA to go to the best school for laser training back in 2014, before beginning laser tattoo removal. After a three-month search for the best, effective and safest lasers--as well as investigating used verses new--we bought three lasers capable of removing all ink colors, and they are new.

Then, we were trained upon installation. The quality of laser education affects knowledge of laser usage. It is most important that the actual laser operator be educated, trained, and have a serious respect for the awesome power that lasers have.

Not every state requires insurance to operate a laser; some states have a laser safety board and laser regulations. NY presently does not, but I am a laser safety officer and I was trained in Arizona, which does.

Perhaps more important than all the above is the person's attitude and respect about the seriousness of potential harm. Are they just out to make money first and foremost? Do they tell you to come back in four weeks and discourage waiting longer? Do they explain that treating too frequently with lasers causes scars? Do they say waiting longer is better for your skin?

In our laser training education in AZ, they taught often doctors try to get away with doing things causing harm if they are not trained. Many people are operating lasers without being insured for malpractice. We spend thousands of dollars each year on insurance. We obtained additional training from various doctors and companies to further our education. We are also members of ASLMS.

We have competitors advertising falsely, or advertising giving false impressions, without becoming legally a crime. If it sounds too good to be true, go elsewhere. It's about care, knowledge, and resisting unreasonable patient requests. If you care about your skin, then be careful who treats you.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Celibre Medical Corporation

In California, tattoo removal is only available (legally) through
medical offices and medical personnel - nurses and physicians. In other
states there may be different regulations.

Regards,

Published on Oct 29, 2009

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Answered by Celibre Medical Corporation

In California, tattoo removal is only available (legally) through
medical offices and medical personnel - nurses and physicians. In other
states there may be different regulations.

Regards,

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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