How will I know when a tattoo that has been removed by laser has healed enough before re-tattooing?
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Tattoo Removal -- Pico/Q Switched Laser
How long to wait before having a tattoo
Thanks for your question. You can have new ink placed in the area once the skin has completely healed from the last tattoo removal session. Depending on location, this is often somewhere between 4 and 8 weeks. Residual redness, flaking, itchiness should be gone. There is no need for a prolonged waiting period. New ink particles are large in size and cannot be removed by the cells that are working to clear the particulate debris of the shattered ink left by the laser. Best,Lisa Vuich, MD
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