While there have been different methods of removal used, at this point in time, laser removal for tattoos is the most common and popular. This is because, unlike previous methods, the Q-switched lasers used don’t cut into the skin to remove the tattoo. Instead, the laser will deliver pulses of energy to the ink to break it up.
Laser removal is usually performed over months, but using the R20 approach to treatment, you can drastically reduce the amount of time and number of sessions required. What an R20 approach essentially does is compress the treatments required into fewer, longer sessions. These sessions are obviously greatly extended, but if you need your tattoo removed immediately then it might be the way to go.
Tataway in Boston and New York exclusively uses the laser method of tattoo removal. They also offer the R20 treatments, and the use of their RevLite laser for darker and African American skin.