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How does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?

laser tattoo removal RaleighBodyLase® has been successfully removing tattoos from thousands of Raleigh and Cary residents for years. Laser tattoo removal is the safest, most effective way to remove an unwanted tattoo.  Other options for removal tend to not completely remove the tattoo, or leave a scar in place of the tattoo.

The laser light passes through the skin and targets the ink and  breaks it into tiny particles that your body’s immune system will carry away over time. For best results, multiple treatments are needed. The number of treatments required for complete removal depends on the type of ink used, the color of the ink, the depth of the ink in your skin, your natural skin tone and your body’s own ability to absorb the ink. Treatments are spaced 4-8 weeks apart.

What to expect during your Tattoo Removal Treatment?

During your tattoo removal treatment, your BodyLase® provider with cleanse the area with your unwanted tattoo and take pre-treatment photos to track your progress. Your provider will cool the area with ice prior to your treatment. The laser passes over the tattoo and makes a “snapping” sound.  Tattoo removal has been described as a warm stinging sensation.  A cool spray of air is used during the treatment to ease any discomfort you may experience.  Following your treatment, your provider will apply an antibacterial ointment and gauze dressing and aftercare instructions will be reviewed.

What to expect after your Tattoo Removal Treatment?

It is very important to follow your aftercare instructions in order to recover quickly and improve your results.  The treated area may feel sunburned and itchy as it heals.  It can look scabbed, raised, and puffy for 2-3 weeks after your treatment.  Once it has healed, the tattoo will gradually fade and you will be ready for the next treatment.

Before and After

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*Individual results may vary.


“BodyLase® is truly a blessing to me right now. BodyLase® is professional, informative and expert. My tattoo looks so much better.”* ~ CeCi R.

*Disclaimer: Individual results may vary.