Laser Tattoo Removal
Laser tattoo removal is a cosmetic procedure that erases tattoos on the skin using lasers. Tattoos were considered permanent before the emergence of laser tattoo removal. This noninvasive procedure focuses on the ink of your tattoo to permanently get rid of those unwanted marks on your body.
How does laser tattoo removal work?
The laser machine emits multiple wavelengths of light onto the tattoo. As the laser goes through the tattoo, it penetrates the skin and breaks the pigments of the tattoo into smaller fragments. These fragments are tiny enough for the body’s lymphatic drainage system to flush out later on.
Is laser tattoo removal safe?
Laser tattoo removal is a noninvasive procedure, which means it is completely safe. This procedure is harmless since the highly concentrated beam of light only targets the ink while leaving the skin untouched.
The pain felt during the treatment is tolerable and topical anesthesia is applied on the skin to make the entire procedure more comfortable.
How many laser tattoo removal sessions do I need?
On average, 3 – 10 sessions are needed to get rid of your tattoo. However, the number of sessions for a complete tattoo removal depends on many circumstances such as the tattoo’s ink color and density. The darker the color, the faster it breaks. And a less dense tattoo is easier to dissolve.
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Topical anesthesia is applied on the tattooed skin before the treatment starts. The doctor will test your skin’s reaction to the laser light to identify the best laser energy for you.
Without harming the surrounding skin, the laser light can shatter the ink particles of the tattoo and the shattered ink particles will be flushed out by the body naturally.
Tattoos start to fade after the first session and significant changes are noticeable after 3 sessions.
Laser tattoo removal is not as painful as getting a tattoo. It feels like a bad sunburn so anyone can tolerate it.