Say Bye-Bye to Bad Choices with Laser Tattoo Removal

January 19th, 2019 by Dr. Michael Glass

You CAN Get Rid of That Tattoo You Don’t Like


Each time you get a new tattoo, you have the best intentions. You trust that once it’s inked, you’re going to like it—for life. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. The good news is that laser tattoo removal is an excellent solution to the age-old problem of unwanted tattoos. With laser tattoo removal, you can lighten your tattoo over time to lessen its appearance, often achieving complete removal.

How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?

During laser tattoo removal, a beam of light is directed at your tattoo. This light breaks up ink into smaller particles, allowing them to be absorbed by the body. With repeated sessions, the tattoo fades, provided you follow our aftercare instructions.

What Can I Expect During a Laser Tattoo Removal Session?

Laser tattoo removal sessions typically last between 10-30 minutes.

There’s a downtime of 6-8 weeks between sessions. This ensures you experience the best results.

How Many Laser Tattoo Removal Sessions Will I Need?

The number of tattoo removal sessions you’ll need varies by several factors: the size of your tattoo, the amount of ink used, and the opacity of the ink. Larger, darker tattoos take longer to remove. Generally speaking, most tattoos can be removed in 4-8 sessions.

Does Laser Tattoo Removal Hurt?

tattoo removalThe majority of laser tattoo removal patients say that getting their tattoo removed is less painful than having the tattoo inked.

During the laser tattoo removal session, it tends to feel like a rubber band is snapping against your skin.

If you’re sensitive to pain, talk to your technician during your consultation about topical and injectable anesthetic options.

What Will My Skin Look Like Between Treatments?

In between treatments, skin may redden, swell, blister, or experience pinpoint bleeding. These effects may last just a few hours or as long as three weeks, and they’re considered part of the normal healing process. You can experience the best results between sessions by following our easy aftercare instructions.

Who Makes a Good Candidate for Laser Tattoo Removal?

Good candidates for laser tattoo removal are physically healthy, don’t smoke, and have realistic expectations. However, the best way to determine if you’re a good candidate for laser tattoo removal is to schedule a complimentary consultation.

How Can I Schedule a Complimentary Consultation at Esteem Medical Spa?

To schedule your complimentary consultation at Esteem Medical Spa, call us at 775.204.3508.

We’re conveniently located at 6522 S. McCarran Boulevard and offer Saturday appointments for your convenience.