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How effective is tattoo removal? Will it hurt my skin?
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Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dermatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends on color
Laser tattoo removal is the safest and most effective method for removing tattoos but effectiveness largely determined by the color/pigment of tattoo used.
Black is the easiest color to remove. Green is the most difficult. Red, yellow, orange, exotic, vibrant or fluorescent colors, light or flesh-toned also difficult. Possible to have lightening of the skin, scarring, or residual pigment left.

In brief: Depends on color
Laser tattoo removal is the safest and most effective method for removing tattoos but effectiveness largely determined by the color/pigment of tattoo used.
Black is the easiest color to remove. Green is the most difficult. Red, yellow, orange, exotic, vibrant or fluorescent colors, light or flesh-toned also difficult. Possible to have lightening of the skin, scarring, or residual pigment left.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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