Laser Tattoo Removal

Tattoos are a form of self-expression for many people, but when a tattoo does not turn out as desired, does not heal properly, or simply does not match a person’s desired aesthetic, laser tattoo removal can significantly or completely diminish the appearance of ink with little to no scarring.

Treatment Areas

Laser tattoo removal can be performed on any area of the body that has a tattoo. Laser tattoo removal can be more difficult or require more treatments on certain areas of the body, such as the hands, feet, face, and neck. This is because these areas have a higher concentration of nerve endings and may be more sensitive to the laser. The most common treatment areas include:








What to Expect

During a laser tattoo removal session, the laser emits energy that is attracted to the pigment in tattoo ink. This energy heats the ink just enough to allow it to separate from the skin without causing burning or damage to the skin around it. We use various types of laser treatments for tattoo removal, including Fraxel, a non-invasive laser technology that can restore the appearance of glowing, healthy skin. Tattoos, by design, are meant to be permanent, so they require multiple laser sessions to completely remove, especially darker, bolder tattoos or colored tattoos

During the Procedure

Session times will depend on the size of the tattoo. Small tattoos should take anywhere from 5-20 minutes per session, while large tattoos can take up to 30 minutes per session. 


After your first treatment, the tattoo will be lightened slightly as the first layer of ink is removed from the skin. Slight redness and swelling are common directly after the procedure but should reduce within a few days. 

After the Procedure

No downtime is required after a tattoo removal treatment, but it is important to discuss aftercare procedures with your physician to ensure the treated area heals properly. Patients can return for additional sessions every six to eight weeks to allow their skin to heal in between sessions.

Is Laser Tattoo Removal Right for Me?

If you are looking to remove one or more tattoos, laser removal is a reliable and minimally-invasive solution. Tattoos that are heavily shaded, done on scar tissue, or are multicolored will be more difficult to remove, but significant fading can still be accomplished through laser removal. Laser tattoo removal might not be suitable for those who:

  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Have a history of abnormal scarring on the skin
  • Are currently sick
  • Had recent sun exposure or sunburns

The Beauty Benefits of Laser Tattoo Removal

If you no longer wish to have a tattoo on your body for any reason, laser removal is a safe and reliable solution for greatly reducing or completely getting rid of a tattoo. This treatment can help:

Amend the appearance of the skin
Eliminate feelings of regret regret
Improve self-esteem and confidence
Address allergies related to the tattoo


The results of laser tattoo removal can vary depending on several factors, including the size, location, and color of the tattoo, as well as the patient's skin type and overall health. The number of treatments needed can range from 5 to 20 or more; however, many people see significant fading after 3 sessions.

Laser Tattoo Removal Near Me

It’s okay to change your mind about a tattoo. With 15 locations across New Jersey, we make laser tattoo removal as convenient as possible. Book a consultation with one of our highly trained Physician Assistants today to learn more about our advanced tattoo removal treatment.


Is laser tattoo removal safe?
Laser tattoo removal is safer than most other methods of tattoo removal because the laser specifically targets the pigment in the tattoo, leaving the skin around it unharmed. 
How much laser tattoo removal will I need?
Multiple treatment sessions are needed to completely remove a tattoo. Patients typically see significant fading of their tattoos after 3 sessions, but most professional tattoos will need 5 to 10 treatments to remove
Will results look natural?
Patients can expect their tattoos to be lightened significantly if not completely removed. It is common for some ink to be left in the skin after laser treatments because some inks are not as receptive to laser removal as others.
Will laser tattoo removal hurt?
The pain level for laser tattoo removal will vary depending on the tattoo, area, and personal pain tolerance. Generally, most people describe it as less painful than getting the tattoo itself. Tattoo removal is often described as feeling like a rubber band snapped to the skin or a bad sunburn. A topical anesthetic can be requested before the procedure to reduce pain levels in sensitive areas.
Should I do anything to prepare for laser tattoo removal ?
Drink plenty of water before and after your laser treatment to hydrate your skin and reduce recovery time. Vitamin E, aloe, and zinc are great supplements to take prior to your session to improve the overall health of your skin. You should also avoid sun exposure prior to getting treatment.