When getting the laser removal for tattoos, does it leave a scar and will it get rid of the tattoo completely?
Laser Tattoo Removal Scar
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Tattoo removal usually leaves imperfect results.
Hi! Three points:
1) Tattoo removal is often not complete.
2) The lasered skin can look bleached.
3) If the tattoo color is deep, and the laser is done very deeply trying to remove all the color, then you can get unsightly scarring.
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Scarring with Tattoo Removal
Laser tattoo removal has been around for a while and there are many types of lasers that can effectively remove tattoos. The most important thing to remember is to make sure that the person doing the procedure is well versed in lasers and laser tattoo removal. So, the answer to your questions — scarring with lasers can always happen – and can happen even in the best hands. Tattoo lasers of today can remove tattoos completely and at times they do not --- each tattoo is unique and it may require many treatments and several different tattoo lasers to make things work.
Laser Tattoo Removal and the Possibility of Scarring
Scarring with Laser Tattoo Removal
Amateur tattoos clear faster as compared to professionally done tattoos due to depth penetration and quality of the ink being used.
Staying out of the sun directly before and after your treatment sessions will also prevent any scarring from occurring.
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Amateur tattoos are often cleared more quickly than professional tattoos due to placement and quality of the tattoo ink. Various colored tattoo inks (Yellow, green, blue) may also prove difficult to completely clear unless your provider has a laser with the applicable wavelengths and necessary energy for the colored ink absorption and thus clearance. Do your research and find a provider you trust and I am sure you will be very happy with the cosmetic result.
Jacque P. LeBeau, MD
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Laser Tattoo Removal
Great question, it depends. New pico-lasers that fire energy over picoseconds have great success with tattoo removal. Even better than with the nanosecond laser I have. Nanosecond Nd-Yag lasers are built for black tattoos and do quite well, removing 95-100% of pigment from an area without a “negative” image of where the tattoo used to be. Colors are harder, especially reds and greens. Professional tattoos are harder than amateur ones that are more superficial. Smaller tattoos are easier to remove than their larger counterparts.
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