Laser Tattoo Removal

What Colors Of Ink Are The Best For Tattoo Removal?

As a general rule, laser tattoo removal is most effective on black and red ink. Other colors take longer to remove and some may not be fully removable. 

Black ink responds well to laser pulses because it is made of carbon and can effectively absorb the laser’s energy. This causes the pigmentation to fragment into smaller particles that the body’s immune system removes.

Older tattoos also respond well to laser tattoo removal due to less ink density and the fact that much of their ink pigment has already been absorbed by the body. Lasers are also more effective on professional tattoos because the ink is evenly distributed in the skin’s dermis.

At LaserAway, we use the Kirby-Desai scale to accurately determine how many treatments it will take to remove your tattoo. This evidence based scale was composed and published by Dr. Will Kirby, LaserAway’s chief medical officer.

Why LaserAway?

We’ve committed over a decade to helping people of all skin types discover their best skin ever, with over 3 million treatments performed and new locations opening every month! We use state-of-the-art technology for maximum results, our clinics are supervised by board-certified, industry-leading dermatologists, and our treatments are implemented by registered nurses, nurse practitioners or physician associates who undergo one of the most comprehensive training programs in the business. Our mission is to make our clients feel beautiful by providing the best and most effective aesthetic treatments in the nation in a friendly, relaxed environment.

Ready to invest in yourself? Schedule a free consultation today by filling out a request form or calling the LaserAway staff at (855) 233-9134. Our nurses look forward to making sure your service and skin are as smooth as possible!