What happens during a laser tattoo removal treatment?
A topical numbing agent may be used to help keep you comfortable during your laser tattoo removal procedure. Once the area is numb, laser will be applied directly to the tattooed area, where the heat energy will be delivered into your skin. The laser will pass over your skin multiple times. Many patients report that the laser feels uncomfortable, but that it’s tolerable. The discomfort level and amount of time the treatment takes will depend on how big your tattoo is, its location, how old it is, and your own pain threshold. After your treatment is complete, we may apply a topical product or an ice pack to soothe the area. However, this isn’t always necessary. We may also recommend or apply an antibiotic cream.