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Tattoo Removal Process

Depending on the color and size of your tattoo design, the quantity of treatments will vary. Your tattoo may be removed in two to four visits, though many more sessions may be necessary. You should schedule a consultation, during which time a trained professional or tattoo doctor will evaluate your personal situation and advise you on the method. Treatment with the laser varies from patient to patient depending on the age, size and type of tattoo (amateur or professional). The color of the patient's skin, as well as the depth to which the tattoo pigment extends, will also affect the removal technique. In general, this is what will happen during an office visit for laser tattoo removal.



There are only a few minor side effects with the laser tattoo removal procedure. If you are strongly thinking of getting it done review the following so you have a good understanding. The area where the tattoo removal takes place will have a larger infection risk. You need to also understand that if the pigment removal is partial (incomplete) then there is a little risk that the treatment could leave behind a permanent scar. Hypopigmentation may also occur, where the skin which was treated is a paler color than neighboring skin, or hyperpigmentation, whereby the skin becomes darker than neighboring skin. Cosmetic dermatology tattoos for areas on the lip (lip liner), eyeliner and eyebrows may become darker after the procedure.


Although some people regret getting a tattoo, the tattoo removal is an elective personal cosmetic procedure and removal is treated the same. In most circumstances, the majority of insurance companies will not cover the procedure unless it is medically required. Doctors and cosmetic clinics which practice tattoo removal could make full payment mandatory upon walk-in or appointment. In addition, if you are really thinking about tattoo removal, you need to understand any costs and charges before you begin. Your doctor should be able to tell you and it is wise to get in writing.



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