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5 Myths About Laser Tattoo Removal

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If you’ve made some regrettable tattoo decisions, you’re in luck. Laser tattoo removal is more powerful than ever and will only continue to get better as our technology enhances. We’re not sure what you’ve heard about laser tattoo removal, but we do know there are myths out there that could be keeping you away from it. Let’s debunk those myths now!

Myth: At-home tattoo removal kits work well

When you Google ‘laser tattoo removal,’ some of the first things you might see are tools you can buy and use at home to remove your tattoo. The $50 price tag may be enticing, but let us stop you right there. Laser tattoo removal should be performed by a licensed doctor for safety and accuracy. If you’re looking for laser tattoo removal in New Jersey, the Garden State is the only state that requires licensed physicians to operate a laser. You’ll have peace of mind knowing the person doing your tattoo removal is an experienced professional.

Myth: Laser tattoo removal leaves scars

There is minimal risk of scarring with laser tattoo removal. When you visit a licensed professional for laser tattoo removal, they will know the recommended amount of laser energy to use that will not cause scarring. If there is any scabbing after your laser treatment, it’s important that you do not pick at or rip off your scabs because that may cause scarring.

Myth: Laser tattoo removal is unsafe

Laser tattoo removal is just as safe as getting your tattoo in the first place – maybe even safer depending on where you got your tattoo! The enlighten® laser, used at ANU Medical Spa, is an industry leading platform for tattoo removal. Plus, it’s only operated by our licensed physicians to ensure your safety.

Myth: New tattoos are easier to remove than old tattoos

You might think a new tattoo would be easier to remove because it’s less settled into your skin, but that’s not the case. An old tattoo might take less sessions to remove simply because tattoos tend to fade as they get older.

Myth: It only takes one laser treatment to get rid of a tattoo

If a company is making the promise that they can remove your tattoo in just one treatment, run far, far away. The technology does not yet exist to remove tattoos in one session. Many factors are taken into consideration when planning out your treatments. Things like tattoo placement, age of the tattoo, age of the patient, use of color, type of ink used, and more can all affect how many treatments you’ll need. That’s not to say your tattoo will never be completely removed – it will just take a few sessions!

It’s important to do your research before making a decision about where to get your tattoo removed. At ANU Medical Spa in Voorhees, New Jersey you can be sure you’re getting the best treatment possible using the enlighten® laser performed by Dr. Anu Momi. Learn more about our laser tattoo removal services in New Jersey.