Laser tattoo removal – 3 myths busted

Posted on 01 Sep, 2010

Many people like to get a tattoo on their body at some stage in their life. Some also like to experiment with different colours and designs. However, some of them may not like the tattoo after some time and may want to get rid of it.

Laser tattoo removal is a safe and effective procedure to remove both amateur and professional tattoos. Many people have misconceptions about this treatment. Some of them are clarified below.

Myth 1 – Laser tattoo removal is expensive


The cost of the treatment varies from person to person. Some factors affecting the treatment costs are tattoo colour, size, placement of the tattoo and the quality of the tattoo. Looking at the growing demand for this surgery the treatment is now getting cheaper with every passing day. The cost of the treatment will also depend on the number of sessions required.

Myth 2 – Laser tattoo removal causes scarring


Earlier laser treatments were known to cause some scars. New inventions in technology and medical science have made the procedure safe and effective. The newer procedures cause minimal or no scarring at all. The patient may suffer temporary slight burn marks in the treated area. If the operation is conducted by a highly experienced surgeon, the chances of scarring are greatly reduced.

Myth 3 – The treatment is not completely effective


Some people wrongly perceive that the treatment is not fully effective in removing the tattoo. Most laser treatments are effective to remove black and red coloured tattoos. Green and blue coloured tattoos require special lasers that are more expensive to develop. These tattoos can be effectively removed with special lasers. The patient should find out with the laser technician on the colours they operate on.