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Am I a Candidate for Laser Tattoo Removal?

Let’s face it: Some tattoos are not meant to last forever. 

Whether you want to remove the name of a certain ex or you’re just not vibing with a tattoo you adored in your late teens, you may be a good candidate for a laser tattoo removal treatment.

So what exactly are the signs that laser tattoo removal may be a good choice for you?

4 Signs You’re a Candidate for Laser Tattoo Removal

1. You no longer want your tattoo.

This may feel like an obvious one, but it’s important to point out. If you’re 100% sick of your tattoo, it makes you feel self-conscious, or you’re tired of getting teased about it, laser tattoo removal may be a good option for you.

2. You can commit to two to seven laser tattoo removal sessions.

It will definitely take more than one laser tattoo removal session to see complete results; in fact, you should be prepared to commit to 2 to 7 treatment sessions. These sessions are usually scheduled about one month apart, so getting rid of a tattoo can be a relatively short-term commitment.

Fortunately, each laser tattoo removal session is less than hour long, so it’s a doable ask for even the busiest individuals.

3. You have medium-to-light skin tones.

Laser tattoo removal can certainly work on darker skin tones; however, the best results are usually achieved on darker tattoo pigments within medium-to-light skin tones.

4. The tattoo is old, black, and/or done by an amateur.

Amateur tattoo artists tend to penetrate the skin more shallow than experienced artists. Also, color tattoos can be removed, but black pigment is the easiest to target. You can still fade the look of a recent tattoo, but the older the tattoo is, the easier the skin will respond to laser treatments. This is because the tattoo pigment is less dense and fresh, making it easier for the laser to target and break down the tattoo pigment.

All in all, you’re an especially great candidate for laser tattoo removal if you have an old, all-black tattoo that was done by an amateur artist.

Consultations Available Now

The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with one of our highly trained providers at New York Skin & Vein Center located in Oneonta, NY, serving the surrounding New York City areas with additional offices in Norwich, Binghamton, and Cobleskill.

Simply fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your appointment. Your journey to a healthier, happier you can start today.


*Individual Results May Vary

Dr. Dohner and his team strive to provide the best experience for everyone who chooses their practice for their aesthetic and vein needs. Read why our patients love their results & experience with Dr. Dohner and his team of expert providers at New York Skin & Vein Center in New York.

Take the Next Step – Request a Consultation

Want to learn if you’re a good candidate for laser tattoo removal?

If you would like to schedule an in-person consultation, please fill out the form on this page or call (607) 286-0672 and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at New York Skin & Vein Centers will reach out to you promptly.

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