Laser tattoo removal can be uncomfortable and is often described as feeling like a rubber band snapping against the skin. The pain is generally minimal and can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Some people may also find that applying a cold compress to the treated area helps to reduce discomfort. It’s important to keep in mind that everyone’s pain tolerance is different, so the level of discomfort experienced during laser tattoo removal may vary from person to person. If you are concerned about pain, let us know and we can recommend ways to manage any discomfort you may experience.
Also, if you plan to do your first session that same time, we recommend applying a bag of ice to the area for 10-15 minutes. Please keep the ice on the tattoo until just before your treatment in the office. Please let us know if you have any other questions!