How Painful Is Laser Tattoo Removal?

Dr. Ludwig Allegra
Dr. Ludwig Allegra
March 8, 2023
How Painful Is Laser Tattoo Removal? | Northwest Face & Body

How Painful Is Laser Tattoo Removal?

When wanting to remove a tattoo, there are only a few ways that are particularly effective. While surgically removing the tattoo is an option, it is not practical, affordable, or necessary for most tattoo removal cases. Laser tattoo removal has become the gold standard for tattoo removal. One of the most frequently asked questions is, “How painful is laser tattoo removal?”

Laser tattoo removal is not comfortable, though it does not always require anesthetics. Many compare the pain of laser tattoo removal to the pain of initially getting the tattoo. Though, since pain is subjective, some may find it less painful while others may find it more painful. Thankfully, if treating a specific or large area, your master esthetician will use a topical numbing agent.

Overall, the treatment is short, which means that most patients bear the treatment well. If you undergo the treatment and find it overly painful, your master esthetician can create a treatment plan that keeps you comfortable while achieving your tattoo removal goals. 

To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-576-1700. You can also reach out online via Price Simulator, chat, or contact form.


Dr. Ludwig Allegra
Dr. Ludwig Allegra
Dr. Ludwig Allegra has provided Bellevue, Kirkland, and the surrounding areas with premier plastic surgery procedures for over two decades.
3100 Carillon Point
Kirkland, WA 98033
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