Common Questions About Laser Tattoo Removal

Serving Greenwood, Greenville, Columbia, South Carolina & nearby Augusta, Georgia

Laser tattoo removal patient It’s perfectly normal to have second thoughts after getting inked. You may experience tattoo regret because of the style, placement, or execution of the design you picked. Fortunately, non-surgical tattoo removal has come a long way, and it can be a great option for virtually anyone rethinking their decision.

At Piedmont Plastic Surgery, we perform laser tattoo removal with the 1,064 nm Q-switched Nd:YAG laser. Here are some of the top questions we receive about this treatment.  

How Effective Is Laser Tattoo Removal?

Laser tattoo removal is the most effective way to get rid of your tattoo without surgery or scarring. And for over 20 years, the Q-switched YAG laser has been the preferred device for this treatment. It targets the ink without damaging the surrounding tissue. Most people need multiple sessions spaced 6-8 weeks apart to see the best results.

Are Older Tattoos Easier To Remove?

Older tattoos are generally easier to remove because the ink has had time to fade. It can be challenging to remove tattoos that are less than a year old, though it’s possible.

Here are some other things to keep in mind:

  • Newer pigment is more difficult to remove.
  • White, green, and pale inks may be more difficult to remove than other colors.
  • Skin tone plays a role in the safety and effectiveness of a laser tattoo removal treatment.

Schedule a Laser Tattoo Removal Consultation in Greenwood

Did you know that many states don’t require laser operators to have medical credentials? That’s why it’s important to visit a provider with the skill and experience needed to provide optimal treatment. These procedures are completed at the medical office of Piedmont Plastic Surgery and performed by a registered nurse.

Call 864-223-0505 today to schedule a laser tattoo removal consultation. Piedmont Plastic Surgery proudly serves Greenwood, Greenville, and Columbia, South Carolina. Patients also travel to our practice from nearby Augusta, Georgia.