Laser tattoo removal, or tattoo removal, is a safe and effective way to improve the look of unwanted tattoos. With repeated treatments, we remove as much ink as possible. Your tattoo artist can tell you how many sessions it will take to get the tattoo you want to be removed. There may even be an option to remove the entire tattoo in one treatment, but this depends on how deep and dense the ink is within the skin. Laser tattoo removal (cold lasers and dermabrasion) is a safe, effective procedure that can remove any tattoo the size of a grain of rice. The treatment may cause initial topically from discomfort to burning or stinging sensations.
How did tattoos respond to laser treatment?
Tattoos have been on the rise in popularity, but they may not last as long as you would like. Many patients with tattoos ask their laser provider if they can completely remove their tattoos. In most cases, the answer is yes. Almost all tattoos can be faded at least 50 -75% with a good laser system. The new fractional lasers have achieved the most dramatic results to date when used on extensive black tattoos and older, nonprofessional tattoos.
Which tattoos should not be treated?
Tattoos should never be treated with lasers if the ink is blue, green, or black. These colors are more difficult to remove than other colors and their presence on different skin types can pose additional problems because they wouldn’t respond well to laser treatments. In addition, these tattoos will always have a black area that cannot be removed with laser treatments.
What happens during the tattoo removal?
The laser treatment used for green ink tattoos (green inks and dark blues) is usually the most successful, because of the lower density of pigment. The energy from the laser breaks up the tattoo ink so it can be absorbed by your body. This process may take a few days to several weeks, depending on how dark your tattoo was and how much pigment there was to start with.
What happens after treatment?
After treatment, you may have a little swelling and some oozing of blood. This is normal. A scab will form within several days (or faster if you pick or scratch at it). During healing, it is normal to have some scarring, blistering, and flaking as the color gradually lightens. The fading pattern of your tattoo may be different from that of others. Keep the tattoo protected from the sun during healing and for several weeks after treatment before your next treatment.
What are the side effects of tattoo removal?
Tattoo removal is something that many people are after, so it should come as no surprise that there are various side effects of tattoo removal. Many wonder what these effects are and how serious they are. Laser treatment can cause a reaction, with blisters and itching being the most commonly reported symptoms. However, in reality, this is very rare. Pigment loss can also result in skin holes, which usually fade away quickly.