Tattoo Removal

At Meraki Medical Aesthetics, we offer tattoo removal for black, dark blue, brown, red, orange, yellow, purple and sky blue colors. We use a cooling device to minimize discomfort with the procedure. We've received incredible feedback from patients who are excited to experience little to no pain.

What does a laser tattoo removal procedure involve?

  • Avoid sun exposure to the treatment area in the days and weeks before and after treatment.
  • A topical anesthetic may be applied to the area but is not always necessary.
  • Throughout the treatment session, the patient must wear protective eyewear.
  • Cool air is delivered to the treatment area using a cooling device to minimize discomfort.
  • Heat energy is then delivered using a laser to target unwanted hair.
  • The sensation is described as a snap from a rubber band.
  • Treatment session duration depends on the size of the tattoo.
  • Several treatments are usually required. Follow-up is recommended 45-60 days after treatment.

What are the side effects of laser tattoo removal?

Side effects are minor and include:

  • Pain during treatment. This is reduced by cooling and topical numbing cream.
  • Mild burning sensation that may last a few days after the treatment.
  • Redness and swelling.
  • Unintended darkening or lightening of skin (called hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation).
  • Scarring is a rare occurrence.