Tattoos are no longer considered permanent and irreversible markings on the skin.
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What is Laser Tattoo Removal?
Laser Tattoo Removal has significantly improved over the years, making it easier and less painful to remove unwanted tattoos. The lasers used to perform the tattoo removal uses a powerful burst of energy to shatter the ink. Once the tattoo ink is shattered into tiny particles, the removal process begins.
Why Laser Tattoo Removal?
Laser Tattoo Removal is an effective method in completely removing undesired tattoos. There are a variety of reasons that may influence an individual to have their tattoo removed. Such reasons may include: social, cultural, and physical life changes.
Laser Tattoo Removal is advancing at a rapid speed. Newer Laser Removal technology can remove or lighten up your tattoos quicker and with less discomfort.
How does Laser Tattoo Removal work?
Laser Tattoo Removal works by breaking up the pigment or ink with a high-intensity light beam. With that said, black tattoo pigments typically absorb all the light from the laser making this type of tattoo by far the easiest to treat. However, other colored tattoos such as red, can only absorb green laser light to help break down the pigments in the skin.
What to expect during the procedure
Understand that each tattoo is unique and requires different numbers of treatment sessions. With that said, many patients want to know the exact number of treatments it will take, but unfortunately that number if difficult to predict. The number of treatments depend on numerous factors such as the size, color, location, age of the tattoo and amount of ink in the skin.
The procedure can be uncomfortable. However, there are options such as numbing the skin with a local anesthetic to help make treatments more comfortable. The treatment begins as soon as you put on your protective eye goggles. You can expect the treatment session to last approximately 20 minutes depending on the size and type of your tattoo.
What to expect after the procedure
Immediately after the procedure, you may experience redness and swelling in the treated area. The swelling typically lasts for several days. It's important to keep the treated area as clean as possible to promote healing. The recommended post-treatment care: