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Some people get their skin inked because their friends have tattoos and they just want to be in. Others want to honor their loved ones. There are different reasons why people get tattooed. Although there are individuals who would gladly keep their ink forever, there are also others who want it removed. Fortunately, they can have their tattoos removed through laser tattoo removal in Boston.

Is laser tattoo removal effective?

Laser tattoo removal is an effective procedure. Although there are creams and lotions available, it takes a long time before they work. Also, they are not as effective as laser removal.

What affects laser tattoo removal’s effectiveness?

It is easier to remove tattoos that have black or blue ink. Moreover, people who do not smoke usually have greater success than those who do. It is believed that smoking affects the procedure’s effectiveness since it interferes with the body’s healing process.

Is laser tattoo removal painful?

Most patients say that the procedure is not painful. The pain can be lessened by applying topical anesthesia. After the procedure, patients may feel some discomfort, but it usually goes away quickly.

Are there side effects with laser tattoo removal?

A lot of people think that laser tattoo removal has many side effects. The truth is it is a safe procedure and side effects are minor. Redness and swelling may be noticed in the treatment area, but they also go away quickly.

Regardless of the reason why you want your tattoo removed, it is important for you to undergo a safe and effective procedure. For more information on laser hair removal and to schedule an appointment with one of our laser technicians, contact (617) 964-1440 today. We look forward to your visit!

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Your body is constantly changing. Gravity, age, and the elements are constantly pulling at you. But you are not alone in this fight. The doctors and aesthetic experts at Joseph A Russo, MD are also in constant motion, relentlessly innovating better ways to overcome the entropic effects of time and gravity.