One of the most frequent concerns for laser tattoo removal patients is the pain of the procedure.
Although all tattoo removal patients have previously experienced the pain of having a tattoo applied, many are apprehensive about the discomfort associated with laser tattoo removal.
Pain responses to laser tattoo removal are varied. Most patients say the procedure feels similar to getting the tattoo, although some say it hurts less... and some say it hurts more. The sensation is commonly described as bearable yet uncomfortable and "similar to a rubber band snapping against the skin."
The vast majority of tattoo removal providers offer some form of skin numbing to patients during their appointments. You want to reassure your patients that they are in good hands and that you have the means to make them as comfortable as possible.