With the advances in laser technology, tattoos aren't necessarily the lifelong commitment they used to be. However, this doesn't mean laser tattoo removal works the same for everyone or every tattoo.

In order to have realistic expectations as to how well your laser tattoo treatment in San Jose can remove your tattoo, you should take into account the issues described here.


Laser technology uses intense laser beams to break down the pigment of the tattoo. Since the tattoo ink breaks down into smaller particles, the body's natural systems flush the ink out. Due to the way lasers operate on tattoos, a few tattoos and people make better candidates for laser removal compared to others.

Most tattoos can be removed or have their look significantly reduced using laser tattoo removal. Over the last ten years, the inks used have gotten more powerful, which means that they are harder to remove. Because of this, tattoos that are more than 10 years old will probably respond better to removal therapy.

Red and yellow are more challenging to remove and may require more treatment sessions than tattoos with other colors. Furthermore, a multicolored tattoo will constantly need multiple therapy sessions as different ink colors respond to different laser wavelengths.

Another issue to consider is where the tattoo is located on the body. Areas that have more body fat, such as wrists, buttocks, thighs, or the chest, tend to have better removal results compared to regions with less fat, like ankles or fingers.