Everyone knows tattoos are made to be permanent but that doesn’t stop many people from getting them, only to regret them later. Tattoos are applied by injecting ink deep into the skin. Until recently, there was no safe and effective way to remove tattoos. Today, laser tattoo removal has proven successful and safe.
To remove a tattoo, a laser is used to target and fragment the tattoo pigment within the skin. The body’s immune system then removes these smaller particles on its own. Multiple treatments are necessary but each one takes only a few minutes. Ink continues to gradually fade after the laser treatment. The number of sessions needed to remove the tattoo varies depending on how much ink was used and how deep it was injected into the skin.
The laser targets the ink only, not skin pigment. The procedure is safe for the skin, though irritation is a side effect. Removing a tattoo feels almost as uncomfortable as getting one. The laser’s powerful pulse of light may feel like a rubber band snapping against the skin. A cooling system can minimize the discomfort and numbing cream can be applied.
Removal of tattoos via laser is not 100% effective in all cases. The degree of remaining color variations or blemishes depends upon several factors, including size of the tattoo, location, the individual’s ability to heal, how the tattoo was applied and how long it has been in place. At the very least, the laser can fade the tattoo considerably. In some cases, the tattoo can be removed completely.
The specialists at Laser Away are the laser tattoo removal experts. LaserAway offers laser tattoo removal as well as laser hair removal using the latest in laser technology.