Different Skin Types & Ethnicities

Skin color, ethnicity and sensitivity to the sun are all important factors when deciding which laser, wavelength and technique to use for tattoo removal. If an inexperienced laser technician uses the wrong wavelength on darker skin, it can result in a form of scarring called hyper-pigmentation.  This means there is a white "ghost image" left where the tattoo used to be. Clean Slate Laser has years of experience and has performed thousands of successful tattoo removal proceedures on medium to dark skin without scarring or hypopigmentation.

Our Proven Approach to Dark Skin Tattoo Removal

Clean Slate Laser has the technology and experience needed to treat all skin types. We use a variety of different lasers and wavelengths that enable us to treat a variety of skin types and ink colors without damaging the surrounding pigment.  We use a medical analysis tool known as a Fitzpatrick Scale to identify your skin type and sensitivity to light.  If we are unsure of how your skin will react to a specific wavelength, we will laser a tiny free test spot to see how your skin reacts before lasering your entire tattoo.  Our experience based, but conservative approach to tattoo removal has helped us to remove countless tattoos from darker skinned clients without scarring or hyper-pigmentation.

Example of hyper-pigmentation:

A form of scaring where the actual skin pigment is removed along with the tattoo ink (This is NOT one of our clients!!!)

Tattoo removal lasers are designed to be attracted to pigment/melanin. Certain lasers and wavelengths CANNOT make the distinction between the ink pigment in a tattoo and the melanin pigment in the skin.  The bottom line is, make sure you go to someone with specific experience with tattoo removal on medium to dark skin.  And if you are not sure… DO A TEST SPOT first!

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Our Locations

White Plains (Home Office)

280 Mamaroneck Ave, Suite 208
White Plains, New York 10605
(FREE parking in the rear)
Open Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri + 2 Saturdays per month

Call: (914) - 949 - 7943 Text: (914) - 217 - 7987 info@cleanslatelaser.com

Manhattan

Inkology Tattoo Art Gallery
270 W 36th, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10018
Open Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur 11:00am-7:00pm + 2 Saturdays per month

Call: (914) - 949 - 7943 Text: (914) - 217 - 7987 info@cleanslatelaser.com

Staten Island

Bullseye Tattoo
282 New Dorp Lane
Staten Island, NY 10306
Open Thursdays 11:00am-7:00pm

Call: (914) - 949 - 7943 Text: (914) - 217 - 7987 info@cleanslatelaser.com

Long Island

Afterlife Gallery
400 W Jericho Turnpike
Huntington, NY 11743
Open Mondays and Wednesdays 11:00am-7:00pm + 2 Saturdays per month

Call: (914) - 949 - 7943 Text: (914) - 217 - 7987 info@cleanslatelaser.com

New Jersey

High Mountain Health
246 Hamburg Turnpike # 205,
Wayne, NJ 07470
Open Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00am-5:00pm

Call: (914) - 949 - 7943 Text: (914) - 217 - 7987 info@cleanslatelaser.com