While tattoos were once considered permanent, it is now possible to remove some of them with treatments, fully or partially. Pre-laser tattoo removal methods include dermabrasion, salabrasion (scrubbing the skin with salt), cryosurgery, and excision. Today, laser tattoo removal usually refers to the non-invasive removal of tattoo pigments using Q-switched lasers.
Before starting the procedure, Dr. Hiba Injibar will perform a test to ensure that the tattoo responds to the laser treatment, as tan and brown tattoos get darker with laser treatment. Also, yellow and red tattoos are hard to remove.