Risks of

Mar 27, 2017 - By Dr. Martin Kassir

There are some risks with any laser treatment, but laser tattoo removal in Dallas is a safe treatment when performed by a qualified doctor, such as a board certified dermatologist with experience with tattoo removal. Some risks include hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin), hypopigmentation (lightening of the skin; higher risk for darker skin patients because the laser may remove the natural pigment in the skin along with the pigment (ink from the tattoo), scars (mild to moderate, including keloids), infection, burns, and textural changes of the skin. For the first laser tattoo treatment it is recommended to have a test spot and proceed with caution.