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Laser Tattoo Removal

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Laser Tattoo Removal Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky

Laser Tattoo Removal

Laser Tattoo Removal is a simple treatment for removing unwanted tattoos. We use a specific laser to break down the ink in the tattoo, which will allow your body’s natural mechanisms to eliminate the rest of the tattoo ink. We recommend waiting at least 4-6 weeks between treatments for best results. It can take 5-10 treatments on average to remove a tattoo, but more or less may be required depending on how many colors comprise your tattoo and how the ink reacts to the laser.

How to Prepare

The only preparation we require is keeping the treated area out of the sun or protected with the liberal use of sunscreen (we recommend SPF 30 or higher) for four weeks prior the treatment. Lasers are attracted to color. If your skin is too dark, the laser might target it instead of the ink.

What to Expect During Laser Tattoo Removal

After placing protective shields over your eyes, your clinician will use a hand piece against the surface of the skin to target the tattoo. Many of our patients tell us that the discomfort is minimal, comparing it to the snapping of a rubber band against the skin. The size of your tattoo will determine the amount of pulses you will require during your treatment. At each treatment, the tattoo may become progressively lighter and will continue fading over a period of a few weeks.


You may have some blisters or scabbing occur after treatment. Do not pop blisters or pick scabs as this may put you at risk for scarring or infection. If you experience any pain, you may apply ice and rest and elevate the treated area. During your treatment process, you will need to avoid tanning beds and excessive sun exposure to the treated area.

Typical Candidate:

Anyone hoping to remove an unwanted tattoo is a candidate for laser tattoo removal.