The great thing about lasers is that they break up tattoo pigment and allow your tattoo to fade away over time, giving you a clean slate. The potentially bad thing about lasers is that during laser tattoo removal treatment, the laser does not care if the pigment is in the form of ink in your tattoo or in the form of pigment in a mole or other skin lesion. Moles tend to be brown or black; some people have a few of them and some people are covered with them. Fortunately, most moles are benign (normal) and pose no risk to a person. But some moles, especially ones that are changing, are a different story (click here to read about the ABCDE’s of melanoma detection).
If you are having laser tattoo removal, the pigment of any moles in the tattoo field will likely lose their pigment in the treatment process. In fact, the same laser that is used for tattoo removal can be used for removal of age spots (liver spots). If laser tattoo removal treatment is being done next to or over a pigmented skin lesion, it is important that the laser technician be able to recognize the difference between an age spot and a potentially precancerous or even cancerous skin lesion. Laser tattoo removal procedures done at Remove A Tattoo – laser tattoo removal clinic are performed by Dr. Brotzman, a physician with decades of clinical experience with skin and other surgical procedures. If you are looking to have your tattoo removed, give Remove A Tattoo a call today at 414-617-2849.