Tattoo refers to a situation in which relatively large particles of matter are placed in the skin, i.e., under the epidermis, and within the upper dermis, either by accident, such as in pencil or gravel tattoo cases, or for cosmetic reasons. Lasers deliver a dense light to specifically heat, and shatter the matter particles, and much less so the surrounding normal skin. The laser treatment makes it easier for our immune cells to scavenge up the Tattoo particles.

Dr. Silvers injects an anesthetic, lidocaine, to numb the area before the treatment. It can take one to a dozen, or rarely more sessions to completely completely clear it. Dr. Silvers sets the setting of the device in such a way that it would not leave a hypopigmented silhouette, hence it can take many sessions.

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