This client has several blacked out rectangles on their forearm, along with various other fillers as a result of trying to cover up older, unwanted tattoos. Not happy with the final outcome, we’ve started to fade them.

In this video you see a portion of one of the tattoos being treated. The white “frosting” that appears immediately after the the laser is water vapor, a byproduct of the laser tattoo removal treatment. Within 10 minutes, this fades and is not a burn or blister.

In the left hand of this video is a hose, it’s a cryo-chiller, a device that blows extremely cold air onto the skin before and during a treatment to help reduce any short-term swelling, a common side effect. It is not a vacuum.

What you see here was filmed in real time, showing just how fast laser tattoo removal treatments are.