Occasionally, especially with the first treatment or two, there can be blistering, sometimes quite large.Often there is some bleeding and scabbing similar to an abrasion. Healing is rapid from several days to a week. The amount of ink fading per treatment is not clearly seen until the wound is healed. The area is to be kept clean and Aquaphor ointment applied until healed and no further scabbing, peeling, or flaking is seen.
Older, more faded, black, and India Ink tattoos are the easiest to remove and take fewer treatments.
Newer, darker, brighter, turquoise, green, white-blends, or recolored tattoos are more difficult to remove and may take many more treatments.
Because of the differences of the amount of ink placed, the depth of ink, the brand and quality of inks, and the variations among individuals' immune system capability to heal and clear ink,the estimation of the number of treatments necessary is not possible, although 8 or more are likely.
*Military recruit discounts are available on a limited basis and are subject to meeting specific requirements.
We are currently working with Recruiter's offices from a variety of branches from all surrounding states including Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Maine. Military discounts may not be combined with any other specials.
Smoothskin has performed 7,004 tattoo removal procedures since 2001 (as of 8/3/16).
Dr. Rainone is considered a leading expert in the New England area, and has proudly served as a luminary and speaker for Cynosure, Inc. in the past on the topic of Laser Tattoo Removal.
Before After 4 Treatments After 8 Treatments
2016 Marines updated Tattoo Policy
Fade a Tattoo for a Cover Up
Recolored after 6 Treatments