PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

What should you expect during a laser tattoo removal session?

ANSWER

In general, during a laser tattoo removal session:

1. You’ll be given a pair of protective eye shields.

2. The technician will test your skin's reaction to the laser to determine the most effective energy for treatment.

3. The technician uses the laser to pass pulses of intense light through the top layers of your skin that will be absorbed by the tattoo pigment only.

SOURCES:

Skinsight.com: "Tattoo Removal, Laser."

TeensHealth: "Tattoos."

Medscape: "Tattoo Lasers."

The Harris Poll: “Tattoo Takeover.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on March 06, 2019

SOURCES:

Skinsight.com: "Tattoo Removal, Laser."

TeensHealth: "Tattoos."

Medscape: "Tattoo Lasers."

The Harris Poll: “Tattoo Takeover.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on March 06, 2019

NEXT QUESTION:

How many laser tattoo removal sessions do you need to completely get rid of your tattoo?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.