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 hypo-pigmentation.  This means there is a loss of skin tone 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 hypo-pigmentation.

Example of hypo-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)

    HOURS:
    Mon: 10:00AM-5:00PM
    Tue: 10:00AM-5:00PM
    Wed: 10:00AM-5:00PM
    Thur: 10:00AM-5:00PM
    Fri: 10:00AM-5:00PM
    Sat: 10:00AM-4:00PM
    Sun: Closed

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

    Manhattan - (Grand Central)

    18 E 41st St., 14th Fl
    New York, NY 10017

    HOURS:
    Mon: 11:00AM-7:00PM
    Tue: 11:00AM-7:00PM
    Wed: 11:00AM-7:00PM
    Thur: 11:00AM-7:00PM
    Fri: 11:00AM-5:30PM
    Sat: 11:00AM-6:00PM
    Sun: 11:00AM-6:00PM

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

    Staten Island

    Bullseye Tattoo
    282 New Dorp Lane
    Staten Island, NY 10306

    HOURS:
    Mon: Closed
    Tue: 12:00PM-7:00PM
    Wed: Closed
    Thur: 11:00AM-7:00PM
    Fri: Closed
    Sat: Closed
    Sun: Closed

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

    Long Island

    Afterlife Gallery
    400 W Jericho Turnpike
    Huntington, NY 11743

    HOURS:
    Mon: 11:00AM-7:00PM
    Tue: 11:00AM-7:00PM
    Wed: 11:00AM-7:00PM
    Thur: 11:00AM-2:00PM
    Fri: 11:00AM-7:00PM
    Sat: 11:00AM-5:00PM
    Sun: Closed

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

    New Jersey

    High Mountain Health
    246 Hamburg Turnpike # 205,
    Wayne, NJ 07470

    Mon: 12:00PM-6:00PM
    Tue: 11:00AM-5:00PM
    Wed: Closed
    Thur: 11:00AM-5:00PM
    Fri: Closed
    Sat: 11:00AM-4:00PM (1st Sat of each month)
    Sun: Closed

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

    Brooklyn

    EverBlack Tattoo Studio
    377 South 1st Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11211

    HOURS:
    Mon: 11:00AM-7:00PM
    Tue: 11:00AM-7:00PM
    Wed: 11:00AM-7:00PM
    Thur: 11:00AM-7:00PM
    Fri: Closed
    Sat: 11:00AM-4:00PM
    Sun: Closed

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