Most tattoos can be successfully treated with special lasers targeting the different pigments. The ease of removal depends on several factors:
- Color of ink used
- Location of the tattoo
- Professional vs. amateur tattoo
Initially, the majority of tattoos are treated with the Q-switched Nd:YAG and Ruby lasers. After 90% of a tattoo has been removed, for the last 10%, we use a resurfacing laser to improve any texture irregularities caused by the tattoo removal. The resurfacing lasers used are either the TotalFX® Fractionated laser or the Fraxel® Non-Fractionated laser.
Dr. Khorasani removed a melanoma from my arm and a basel cell from my neck which was more extensive than originally thought. I was petrified with the melanoma diagnosis even though VERY early stage. He and his staff were beyond comforting...
- Susan O.