Lasering a tattoo next to another tattoo you won't be lasering.

If I have 2 tattoos and they're touching one another, but u only want to remove one. How do u separate the tattoos when getting lasered?

Doctor Answers 5

Removing a Portion of a Tattoo with PicoWay

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PicoWay laser is a very precise instrument that allows the practitioner to concentrate on very small areas of a tattoo, while leaving other portions intact. In addition, the tattoo you wish to keep can be protected with a guard. Please see a board-certified dermatologist to have this done.

Treating Partial Tattoos

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It is really common to only want a portion of the tattoo treated.  All we do is cover the area that you do not want treated before we prep the area for the laser.  Please consult an expert.  Best, Dr. Green

Treating Partial Tattoo

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Thank you for your question. It is possible to remove just a portion of the tattoo. Pico lasers can treat very precise areas. I will also will block tattoo that is not being treated when necessary. 

Daniel J. Ritacca, MD
Chicago Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

Selective Tattoo Removal

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Thanks for posting your question. We get a lot of requests to remove only a portion of a tattoo - often a name, and every once in a while a spelling error! To do this we simply cover the portion of the tattoo which is to remain with a lead shield. This prevents any damage to the tattoo staying behind. Good luck, Dr. M

Jared Mallalieu, DO
Annapolis General Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

Laser Tattoo Removal -- Takes a series of treatments -- COST BASED ON EXPERTISE, SKILL, TECHNIQUE

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Laser tattoo removal works by the area it is treated on and has no effect on any area nearby.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 207 reviews

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