Laser tattoo removal is an effective way of getting rid of any unwanted tattoos. The procedure uses a short series of light pulses on the tattooed area. This light is very high intensity, and factors such as the colour, size and density of the tattoo determine the process and the way in which the lasers are used.
Black tattoos are the easiest to get rid of. Tattoos which have reduced pigmentation and are light in colour, such as yellow and green, are often harder to remove.
The results of laser tattoo removal differ depending on the size and concentration of the tattoo. These two aspects also determine how many sessions are necessary- this can range from two to three sessions to 20 or more.
During the procedure, it is necessary to wear protective eyewear in order to shield the eyes from the lasers. The tattooed area is sterilized, sometimes iced, before the removal process in order to reduce the pain.
After laser treatment, the treated area is usually quite sensitive and warm, although painkillers and ice can be useful in minimizing this. With every session, the lasers break down the ink particles in the skin, which makes the ink fade away and become lighter.
Due to how safe and effective laser tattoo removal is, it is becoming more and more popular.