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Is it better to use a fading cream before the laser tattoo removal?

Is it better to use a fading cream before the laser tattoo removal?

NO: Your tattoo is in the dermis of you skin most of the cream will not reach that depth and thus not remove your tattoo. Also do not risk changing the integrity of your skin before starting laser tattoo removal find a doctor with a good q switched laser who has lrt experience. ...Read more

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Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more


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Is it better to use a fading cream before laser tattoo removal treatment?

Is it better to use a fading cream before  laser tattoo removal treatment?

Probably after.: Apart from a topical anesthetic for pain management, the apparent time needed for application of cream(s)/sunscreen is if the skin becomes hyperpigmented. Fading of the skin is also a complication, so it would seem that the best time to use this cream is after treatmnt, particularly if fading occurs. ...Read more

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What are some options for tattoo removal?

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Tattoo removal: There are many options for tattoo removal . I agree that use of one of the several qswitched lasers is the least invasive approach , there are many others. Some are surgical which may be the best option for rapid removal of a small lesion. If you don't mind some scarring other lasers can be utilized in fewer treatments.A consultation is required to review all options. ...Read more

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Is dermabrasion efficient for old tattoo removal?

Probably not: Lasers are the way to go with tattoo removal. Dermabrasion has higher propensity to cause permanent scarring. ...Read more

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How effective is tattoo removal? Will it hurt my skin?

How effective is tattoo removal? Will it hurt my skin?

Very effective: Now a days we have very powerful, safe and effective Q-switched lasers that are able to remove tattoos with a few treatments with minimal discomfort. It actually hurts way more to get the tattoo than to have it removed. The key to success and minimal pain is to go to a board certified dermatologist who has completed a fellowship training in the use of lasers. ...Read more

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Has the Picosure laser for tattoo removal been recently updated in 2015? What is the next technology that will be coming out in the near future?

Has the Picosure laser for tattoo removal been recently updated in 2015? What is the next technology that will be coming out in the near future?

Yes: The pico was updated to cover red ink but it still is poor in other colors including black. The standard Q switched lasers are still important tools for laser tattoo removal. One problem with picos are 1 laser simply will not remove all colors and in some practices up to 5 are used. The next inc in speed would be famoto second but after the pico I wouldn't wait for even newer technology ...Read more

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How much is tattoo removal?

It varies: To get rid of tattoos without causing scars, you need a q-switched laser. Depending on the colors of the ink, you may need up to 3 different q-switched lasers. Darker color inks are easier, lighter skin tolerates the procedure better, filled in patterns are tough. 10-12 treatments, maybe more. Each treatment, if they can be done in less than 15 min should cost about $100-$300 dollars in my area. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how much tattoo removal costs?

Varies: Laser tattoo removal with the proper Q switched lasers will offer the least likely to scar solution. Other treatments like dermabrasion salabrasion ans surgical resection will scar. The cost will vary with size and if there are multiple colors that are know to be difficult like some greens and light blues. ...Read more

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Are there any places on the body that are harder for a tattoo removal session to erase?

Not really: Generally no although the procedure itself is associated with a fair degree of discomfort and areas of your body where there's thinner skin and more sensitivity could be more uncomfortable. Having said that the real challenges around tattoo removal are more to do with the color of the tattoo and the type. Black ink tattoos and images (not words) are generally the easiest to remove. ...Read more

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How does laser tattoo removal work?

Tatoo removal: Tattoo removal is most commonly performed using lasers that react with the ink in the tattoo, thus breaking the ink down. The broken-down ink is then absorbed by the body, mimicking the natural fading that time or sun exposure would create. Widely considered the gold standard treatment modality to remove a tattoo, laser tattoo removal requires repeat visits. ...Read more

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What amount does laser tattoo removal cost?

What amount does laser tattoo removal cost?

Varies: The standard is about $100 per sq inch of solid ink for the first 5 inches then it goes down to about $75. The cost varies with difficulty , the colors in the tattoo the lasers required for removal can be costly to operate. A good figure is a credit card size tattoo that is black will cost about $3000 by the time you are done with all the treatments. ...Read more

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Can laser tattoo removal cause health problem?

Can laser tattoo removal cause health problem?

Not Likely: If you have the tattoo treated with an appropriate laser, usually a Q-switch (fast pulse) the effects should be limited to disruption of the tattoo pigment in the skin. I have seen tattoos treated with an inappropriate laser that lead to burns, scarring, but no other type of health issues. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I was wondering how effective is laser tattoo removal?

Alot of factors: Proper lasers and a good knowledgable md are important age of the tattoo ( older harder to remove 100%) size colors all are important. I remove a lot of tattoos colored ones are difficult however I use 5 lasers! i ca remove that majority of the inks black red dark blues comeout better sky blue needs a ruby green too yellow likely will not come out and white as well. ...Read more

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What health problems are caused by laser tattoo removal?

What health problems are caused by laser tattoo removal?

None as noted: Laser tattoo removal allows for the macrophages to remove your ink bringing it to the nodes. There does not seem to be any ill effects. There are immediate risks and most of which are operator dependent scar formation , blistering, infection from poor after care and some others not related to the persons allergic reaction to ink, swelling, itch, pigment loos ( the skin looses pigment) ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: laser tattoo removal?

Laser tattoo removal: This is the process if using pairing colors in a tattoo with discrete or specific wavelengths of light. The color then absorbs the energy from the light which heats and liquified the ink which is then cleared by the patient's lymphatic systems naturally. Darker colors are more easily removed than yellow/green and many treatments are required for optimal results. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if laser tattoo removal hurts less than second or third sessions?

Can you tell me if laser tattoo removal hurts less than second or third sessions?

Maybe slightly: Double edge sword here. The shattering of the ink is the main cause of pain. In the early session if I laser non inked skin there is really little pain. After each session there is less of an ink load so there should be less pain however you need to increase your laser power so that increases the pain a bit. THus the reduction of pain may not seem that different as time goes on. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about any health implications from laser tattoo removal? Or is it an unnecessary concern?

Should I be concerned about any health implications from laser tattoo removal? Or is it an unnecessary concern?

So far no problems: Aside from instant problems like burns from inappropriate laser use there seems to be no adverse health issues to laser tattoo removal. The ink in taken up by your lympahtics which is where it would go already but much more slowly. Thre is no study that shows any acute health issues ...Read more

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