This is a question that we often get asked. Since a tattoo takes quite a long time to put on, people assume that laser tattoo removal usually takes a while also. Actually, the laser is incredibly fast. When using the Medlite YAG laser, a 5 square inch tattoo, for instance, can be treated in less than 1 minute. The rapid-fire rate on the laser and the large spot size is what allows the treatment to progress so rapidly. Occasionally, the speed is decreased for patient comfort, but most people prefer it to go rapidly.
The part that takes patience in laser tattoo removal is the requirement to come back for additional visits. A single treatment is almost never sufficient to erase a tattoo. Also, enough time must elapse between treatments, preferrably at least 4 weeks, to allow the treatment to be fully adequate. Each tattoo removal treatment is quite, though, and if you get the anethetic cream to put on at home prior to your treatment, you could make your tattoo removal visits to Tattoo MD Laser Clinic both convenient and fast.