Caddell's Laser & Electrolysis Clinic | Bellevue, WA | 425-998-0181

40 Lake Bellevue Drive, Suite 101
Bellevue, WA 98005


Tattoo Removal Factors to Consider

Several additional factors can affect the long-term outcome of your treatment. Older tattoos are easier to remove than newer ones; tattoos applied by amateurs are easier to remove than those applied by professionals. Certain pigments are easier to remove, with blue and green inks being the least responsive to treatment. The brand of ink used will also affect the results. Your provider can advise you on what to expect based on your particular tattoo.

What are the Risks and Limitations?

With modern lasers scarring is quite rare and the more closely pre and post treatment instructions are followed by the patient the more success they will have.

Ideal Candidates for Laser Tattoo Removal
  • Are physically healthy
  • Are physically stable   
  • Do not smoke   
  • Want to change their appearance
  • Are willing to commit a substantial amount of time to the process
  • Do not have unusual scar formations, such as keloids, or scars in the tattooed area
  • Do not have connective tissue disorders, such as lupus
  • Are not taking Accutane, nor have taken it for the previous 6 months
  • Have not had other cosmetic surgery in the tattooed area
  • Are well informed about the procedure
  • Hold realistic expectations about the outcome
  • Avoid aspirin and aspirin-containing medicines for one week prior to the procedure
The above is only a partial list of the criteria that your provider will consider in determining whether or not this procedure is appropriate for you.

To see instructions for pre and post tattoo removal download Laser Tattoo Removal Care Instructions

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