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The Laser Tattoo Removal Procedure MARK A. SCHUSTERMAN, MD, FACS

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons American Society of Plastic Surgeons American Board of Plastic Surgery American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery American Board of Cosmetic Surgery Association of American Physicians and Surgeons Texas Surgical Society Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons

Laser tattoo removal may be a hard decision for a person to make since there are a lot of reasons a person may opt to get rid of a tattoo. Any type of procedure can make a person nervous, even after choosing the perfect med spa. Understanding the process and knowing what to expect can make it less stressful and give you the confidence that you are making the right decision for you.

Patients are given protective eye shields and their skin’s reaction to the laser is tested so the doctor knows what the most effective energy is needed for their treatment. During the actual treatment a hand piece is placed against the surface of the skin to activate the laser light. Patients who have undergone this procedure describe the feeling of each pulse as a grease splatter or a rubber band being snapped against their skin.

Removing a tattoo will take several procedures. Smaller tattoos will require less pulses while larger tattoos will require more. Multiple visits are needed but the tattoo should gradually become lighter after each visit. The doctor can estimate how many treatments will be needed during your consultation based on their experience but the number may change depending on how well the ink reacts to the laser.

The laser tattoo removal process is fairly easy but minimal discomfort is expected. Of course, many people have said that it does not hurt as much as it did when they actually got the tattoo. If you have any questions about the procedure, make an appointment with a cosmetic surgeon to see if you are a good candidate for laser tattoo removal based on your skin type and the color ink used for the tattoo. Choosing the right doctor can dramatically change the laser tattoo removal experience. The more experience they have with the laser the better results you can see.


Bella Rosa, a Houston Med Spa, offers laser tattoo removal to men and women who want to get rid of a tattoo. They make patients as comfortable as possible during their laser tattoo removal procedure. Other services they provide include laser skin tightening, laser hair removal, and Botox injections.

Contact us today to schedule your appointment with the renowned plastic surgeon and breast & body specialist Dr. Mark Schusterman. Take your first steps to a more beautiful you.

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