QUESTION: What can I expect during a tattoo removal procedure?
ANSWER: The tattoo removal procedure can last anywhere from 10 minutes to two hours. Protective eye shields are placed on the patient and the technician is always wearing protective eyewear. The skin is tested to see the reaction to the laser. This will help the technician determine the level of intensity to use on the area. A hand piece laser is placed on the skin and sends beams of light to the inked area, causing the ink to destruct. The tattoo will become progressively lighter and eventually fade into oblivion. Ice packs and topical antibiotic cream is placed on the treated area after the procedure.