Laser Tattoo Removal

Laser tattoo removal works by using a laser to produce short pulses of very intense light through the first layer of skin and down into where the tattoo pigment is. This does not damage any of the surrounding skin, only breaks up the pigment which is imbedded in the lower layers of skin. The pigment is blasted into tiny particles that the body’s immune system can pick up and remove from the skin.
Research has show what is the best wave length and light intensity to use when attempting to remove a tattoo – this wave length and intensity does not damage any of the normal skin and leaves no permanent discoloration.

Laser Tattoo Removal

Laser tattoo removal is the most painful out of the different types of tattoo removal. You are basically burning your skin over and over with a laser. Depending on how deep the tattoo is, what colors the tattoo is or how large the tattoo is; you can go for laser tattoo removal sittings for at least 3-4 times. The average time to go for a laser tattoo removal sitting is 7 times.

No one has ever gotten a tattoo that tickled when it was applied – using a laser to remove a tattoo will also no be a walk in the park. Following treatment your doctor will prescribe you a topical cream or anti bacterial treatment. It is highly suggested that you use this cream because infection risk will be at a high level. Speak with the doctor who is performing the laser tattoo removal to find out more about what he recommends as aftercare for your treatments.

Laser tattoo removals have been known to have side effects. Mainly; hyperpigmentation or a large amount of color in the skin at the treatment site or hypopigmentation where the area will actually lack some or all pigment color in the treated area. There is also a 5% chance of permanent scaring, infection or non color removal. Remember the more dark shaded your tattoo is – the harder it will be to remove with a laser.

The other downside of laser tattoo removal is the cost of laser tattoo removal