Will Fresh Tattoo Resist Laser Removal?

I have a fresh tattoo. It's a month old. My artist messed up and I want it removed. Is it too early? Will my tattoo resist laser removal?

Doctor Answers 2

Laser tattoo removal works for fresh tattoos

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Fresh tattoos should not resist laser removal. It is recommended to wait at least 30 days after having a tattoo applied or after complete healing before starting the removal process.

Hiw long should I wait to get my tattoo removed?

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The skin cycle of a normal adult human is approximately 35 to 57 days so patients should wait at least six to eight weeks before considering laser tattoo removal treatment. 

William Kirby, DO, FAOCD
Manhattan Beach Dermatologic Surgeon

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