New laser treatment makes removing tattoos less painful

CREATED Sep 26, 2013

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New York (KTNV) -- Removing a tattoo used to be a long painful process, but a new laser is changing that.

The cost per treatment is much higher, but doctors said what used to take eight to 20 treatments with the old technology can now be done in about five.

Plus, there is less pain.

The new laser breaks the tattoo up into much smaller ink particles than in the past, making it quicker and easier for the body to essentially chew them up and remove them.