Laser Tattoo Removal Services

The art of tattooing dates back thousands of years. Currently this body art is extremely popular. Even in our own Lancaster County it is estimated that one in seven young people have a tattoo, and many of them have more than one.

Before and after laser tattoo removal

Laser tattoo removal before and after three treatments

A problem arises though if one grows tired of the tattoo, if a tattooed name is a painful reminder of ‘love gone wrong,’ or if a tattoo is unacceptable in a new career. About fifty percent of all people with tattoos later want them removed. No acceptable treatment was available until the advent of lasers. The tattoo laser targets the tattoo ink, causing it to fragment into tiny particles that the body then resorbs and eliminates.

Before and after laser tattoo removal

Before and after three treatments

The size of the tattoo will determine the length of treatment time. Often a topical anesthetic is applied prior to treatment. Following treatment, an antibiotic ointment may be applied and the area covered with a bandage. Sun avoidance of this area is mandatory. Healing is usually uneventful, and fading of the tattoo is gradual. More than one treatment is usually required, and these are spaced six to eight weeks apart. Our Lancaster office is centrally located and convenient for patients traveling from Harrisburg, York, or many of the surrounding areas, and follow up appointments can be scheduled with sensitivity to traveling distance and personal needs.

Due to the small spot size of our Q Switch laser, we can only treat tattoos that are 3 inches or less in size.
To make an appointment, please call 717-560-4460 or let us know how we can help.