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Who Is a Good Candidate
for Laser Tattoo Removal?

The best candidates for laser tattoo removal are patients who are generally in good health and who have a positive outlook and realistic expectations about the procedure's outcome. Although all skin types can be treated, patients with pale skin and dark tattoos usually enjoy the fastest and best results.
 
 
 
 
 

Who Is Not a Good Candidate
for Laser Tattoo Removal?

Laser tattoo removal should not be performed on those with compromised immune systems, including patients with diabetes, HIV or other immune disorders. If you tend to form keloids or hypertrophic scars, you are not a good candidate for laser tattoo removal. The same goes for people taking certain medications, especially those which make the body and skin more sensitive to light (i.e., accutane, some antibiotics, antidepressants, and others).

Try to keep the treated area elevated above the level of the heart for the first 24 hours. Apply ice to control swelling and the feeling of excessive heat. Keep the area scrupulously clean to avoid infection, and do NOT apply tight bandages or apply thick layers of occlusive substances such as petroleum jelly and the like. (This only traps heat, which is the exact opposite of what you want to do.) Avoid environments like hot tubs or steam baths.