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Watch a client go through their laser tattoo removal treatment, then read how laser tattoo removal works and what GO! Tattoo Removal can do to help you remove a tattoo or lighten it to facilitate a cover-up.

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    How Are Tattoos Removed?
    Q-Switched Yag lasers are used to target the pigment in tattoo ink that resides below the skins surface and fragment it.  Your body’s natural immune system will then absorb, break down and dispose of the ink.  Other lasers, such as CO2 lasers can often be seen on the Internet and are not intended for tattoo removal, they often leave blisters and scars.  Topical tattoo removal creams have also been very ineffective in removing tattoos.
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    Is Tattoo Removal Painful?
    Each person perceives pain differently, so there is no definitive answer.  There will be some mild discomfort that is often associated with a hot rubber band being snapped on the skin.  Within minutes of the procedure being finished, most clients report little to no discomfort at all.
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    How Many Treatments Are Needed
    The age, location and quality of the tattoo and colors used, combined with your body’s ability to dispose of the ink will determine the total number of treatments needed.  For complete tattoo removal, a minimum of 10 is recommended, for tattoos that will be covered up, a minimum of 5 of is recommend.  Home tattoos often require as little as 4 treatments to completely remove.
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    Can My Tattoo Be Completely Removed?
    In most cases, yes, however there are no FDA regulations on tattoo ink and several hundred different colors, manufactures and formulas.  Some colors may require more treatments to completely remove.
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    Will There Be Any Scarring?
    The chances of scaring are very low, however it is possible if the aftercare instructions are not followed.  There is a slight possibility of hyper-pigmentation or hypo-pigmentation, which will be covered during your initial consultation.  Preexisting scars present prior to laser tattoo removal will still be there after treatments, only the inks will be targeted and effected.
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    Can Only a Portion of My Tattoo be Removed?
    Yes.  Often times there is a portion of a tattoo that you would like removed and / or covered, and we can target just those portions of your tattoo.
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    What’s Involved With Aftercare?
    Complete aftercare will be given at the time of removal, including a take home care sheet.

We have more answers to common questions here.