People get tattoos for a number of different reasons, but there are times when someone looks back decides that getting the tattoo was a mistake. Permanent tattoos aren’t an easy thing to get rid of and they require the help of a medical professional for successful removal. Laser tattoo removal is the ideal option for people who changed their minds about their tattoos. It is a safe and effective technique that can help patients get rid of them for good.

The YAG Laser Provides Safe Pigment Removal

The YAG laser is one of the many types of laser treatments available for tattoo removal. It is an innovative laser that effectively removes tattoos without causing significant side effects. The laser is designed with different frequencies to help treat different pigments. You doctor may use several different laser frequencies to remove different ink colors such as blue, orange, or red.

The laser technology works by breaking down the pigment particles. The particles are then removed from the body through its natural processes. The amount of time it takes for the procedure depends on the color and size of the tattoo. Small tattoos can usually be removed in a single treatment session. Larger tattoos with many different colors require more time.

Patient Eligibility

Laser tattoo removal can work on a variety of different patients with varying skin tones. During a consultation with an experienced surgeon, you can find out if you will make a good candidate for the treatment.

One of the benefits of using laser technology for tattoo removal is that you don’t need anesthesia. The procedure is usually performed under a mild numbing cream to help ease any potential discomfort. Patients with overtly sensitive skin may prefer the use of a local anesthetic.

Laser skin treatment for tattoos is safe as long as performed by a qualified surgeon or nurse. You should not go for this treatment anywhere outside a hospital or registered health facility that offers laser treatments for skin. Also, the doctor will take care to space the sittings so that the skin can heal and the pigments in the tattoo can break down more easily.


Recovery times associated with this treatment are low. You will want to avoid exposure to direct sunlight right after a session. Some patients may notice uneven skin tones, redness, or swelling right after treatment. These are temporary side effects and will subside quickly. If, however, you continue to feel some discomfort, your doctor may prescribe medication to help.

In addition to tattoo removal, the YAG laser can be used for correcting minor pigmentation flaws in the skin. These can include age spots, freckles, and birth marks. When choosing the right treatment plan for your needs, your doctor will consider factors such as your medical history and skin type.

Contact Our Office

Sometimes people change their minds about a tattoo they already have. You should not have to live with that permanent reminder of a past mistake. If you’re interested in removing your tattoo, then the YAG laser is the ideal solution for you. Contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Yoash Enzer, Rhode Island’s leading cosmetic specialist.