How Long Does Laser Tattoo Removal Take?

You’ve realized that tattoo wasn’t what you hoped it would be. It no longer matches your personality, it was poorly done, or your career path isn’t helped by how visible it is. Whatever the reason, now that you’re looking into laser tattoo removal, you have all kinds of questions. Let Trilogy Medical & Aesthetics answer them for you.

Laser Tattoo Removal with Harmony XL Pro

Laser tattoo removal with Harmony XL Pro doesn’t burn the ink away. Instead, it quickly and effectively shatters the ink into miniscule particles the body absorbs and filters through the lymphatic system. The high-powered Q-Switch ND:YAG laser hones in on blue, green, and black inks with the 1064 nm wavelength, while the 532 nm wavelength goes after bright inks, like red, orange, and yellow. Virtually no color is safe from the Harmony XL Pro’s energy. The Q-Switch’s manual function allows switching from one wavelength to the other or combining them for a more complete treatment in fewer passes over the skin than ever before. This minimizes risks while still fading your tattoo and saving you time and money. The number of treatments compared to other lasers is cut in half. What once took several treatments may now be completed in as few as 2-4, depending on your particular tattoo.

What’s a Tattoo Removal Session Like?

Each appointment is surprisingly quick. Small tattoos can take as little as 5-10 minutes, while larger images may require up to 30. Harmony XL Pro’s energy targets the pigment, turning the tattooed skin briefly white and creating a superficial wound. While this possibly leaves the area tender, bruised, and swollen, this fades in hours. The development of blisters or scabs is possible and will heal within 1-2 weeks. Once total recovery is complete at 4-8 weeks, your next session can take place.

Laser Tattoo Removal Consultations Available

Am I a Good Candidate?

Do you have an unwanted tattoo? Then you’re a candidate. Harmony XL Pro’s versatility doesn’t only apply to ink colors, but most skin types as well. A comprehensive consultation with Trilogy Medical & Aesthetics will provide you with a full treatment plan and answer your questions.

How Long Until I See Results?

Multiple factors determine how long it takes to fully fade your unwanted tattoo:

  • Age of tattoo
  • Quality and density of ink and how deeply it’s etched
  • Skin condition surrounding tattoo
  • Size, color, and location. Proximity to the heart improves results.
  • Your body’s healing properties

The body needs time to filter out the ink particles, so visible results may take a few weeks. Most patients require an average of 2-4 laser tattoo removal sessions to be satisfied.

We all make decisions we regret in our lifetimes, and for many, a tattoo is one of them. You don’t have to live with a tattoo you wish you hadn’t gotten. With the Harmony XL Pro laser and under the guidance of Dr. Lester, Trilogy Medical & Aesthetics can help you turn back the clock, so it will be like you’d never gotten the tattoo at all.


I just want to let you know how much the last treatment has improved a variety of issues that I had before. I am so impressed with how this just eased away my ailments. Dr. Lester’s treatment is such a wholesome, easy way to deal with what I was experiencing.”*

Take the Next Step

Interested in learning more about laser tattoo removal? Schedule your consultation with Trilogy Medical & Aesthetics today by filling out the form on the side of this page or by calling one of our three practice locations in Campbell (408) 844-0010, Santa Cruz (831) 600-8117, or Watsonville (831) 724-1164.


Written by Trilogy Medical & Aesthetics