Is it possible to completely remove a tattoo, or will there always be a shadow left behind?
In most cases complete removal is possible with the Astanza Trinity Laser. On average a tattoo takes between 5 and 10 sessions to completely remove. Some light, not so deep tattoos may require fewer sessions, while darker, deeper tattoos may require more.
It is possible for some hyper/hypo-pigmentation (darkening or lightening of the skin) to occur during treatment. This is more common in darker skinned patients and generally resolves itself over a period of months after the last treatment. Textural changes to the skin may occur over the treated area, but like the hyper/hypo-pigmentation, it is generally resolved over a period of months after the last treatment. While scarring is possible with laser tattoo removal treatment, it is extremely rare with the Trinity laser. Unless you have a high incidence of abnormal scarring such as keloids, there is no need to worry.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns or are ready to get started feel free to call the office at 817-585-41000. Our certified laser specialist is happy to help.