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Will laser hair removal effect my tattoo?

Cosmetic Treatments QuestionsCategory: Laser Hair RemovalWill laser hair removal effect my tattoo?
A patient asked 4 years ago
My tattoo is located on my lower arm just after my wrist and I am planning on getting laser all over my arms. I just want to know if the laser hair removal will hurt my tattoo or if I should be concerned about fading or blistering ?
1 Answers
Dr. Elham Jafari Staff answered 4 years ago

Laser Hair Removal over Tattooed Area

Hi and thank you for your question! Yes, it is very likely that the laser used for hair removal can affect your tattoo and make it fade or go away, in addition to higher risk of a burn. So please remind your clinicians to pay extra attention and avoid going over it with laser. I hope it helps and good luck!


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