Basic Information

To get the most optimal results from your laser treatments, there are certain factors to consider. The type of laser used and the skill level of the technician performing your treatments, both play an important role in the results you will receive. Other things to keep in mind that can affect your laser results:
You are not a candidate for laser If any of the any of the following apply to you;
  1. You are pregnant.
  2. You are breastfeeding.
  3. You are prone to keloids.
  4. You are on Antibiotics or Acutane.
  5. You have a compromised immune system.
  • For those with a compromised immune system, the process of tattoo removal will be slower than someone with a healthy immune system. 95% of laser removal is done by your body’s immune system. If you have any medical condition that affects your immune system, you are not a great candidate for tattoo removal. Avoid receiving a laser treatment when feeling sick or rundown.
  • Your own health and lifestyle will affect the results of your tattoo removal. Exercising regularly and drinking lots of water will help your body break down and digest the tattoo pigment. Smoking cigarettes has an adverse effect on the removal process because it slows down your circulation. The entire process of tattoo removal relies on your lymphatic system, circulation, blood flow and white blood cells. 
  • The FDA has no regulations on tattoo pigments. Therefore manufacturers are not forced to disclose the ingredients. As a result of this, we do not know how any given pigment will respond to a laser treatment.
  • How your tattoo was applied can affect the results of your removal. If you run your hand over your tattoo and it feels raised, there is scarring in your tattoo from how it was applied. This will mean there will be some visible scarring post-treatment.   
  • The age of your tattoo directly correlates with how quickly and effectively it will be removed. Tattoos that are under a year old or over 15 years old are typically more responsive to laser.
You are not a candidate for laser If any of the any of the following apply to you;
  1. You are pregnant.
  2. You are breastfeeding.
  3. You are prone to keloids
  4. You are on Antibiotics or Acutane.
  5. You have a compromised immune system.
  • For those with a compromised immune system, the process of tattoo removal will be slower than someone with a healthy immune system. 95% of laser removal is done by your body’s immune system. If you have any medical condition that affects your immune system, you are not a great candidate for tattoo removal. Avoid receiving a laser treatment when feeling sick or rundown.
  • Your own health and lifestyle will affect the results of your tattoo removal. Exercising regularly and drinking lots of water will help your body break down and digest the tattoo pigment. Smoking cigarettes has an adverse effect on the removal process because it slows down your circulation. The entire process of tattoo removal relies on your lymphatic system, circulation, blood flow and white blood cells. 
  • The FDA has no regulations on tattoo pigments. Therefore manufacturers are not forced to disclose the ingredients. As a result of this, we do not know how any given pigment will respond to a laser treatment.
  • How your tattoo was applied can affect the results of your removal. If you run your hand over your tattoo and it feels raised, there is scarring in your tattoo from how it was applied. This will mean there will be some visible scarring post-treatment.   
  • The age of your tattoo directly correlates with how quickly and effectively it will be removed. Tattoos that are under a year old or over 15 years old are typically more responsive to laser.