Laser tattoo removal – An effective treatment to get rid of tattoos

Posted on 10 Dec, 2010

The tattoo culture has grown enormously in London and every second person on the street wants to express their personality by getting a tattoo. However, there is a section of people who want to get rid of a tattoo as it may be interfering with their social life or their career prospects.

Getting rid of tattoos

There are many reasons why people want to remove their tattoos. For some people, they may want to remove the tattoo as their work environment may look down upon the tattoos in a professional environment.

Laser tattoo removal – the procedure

To get rid of the tattoo, laser tattoo removal is the best treatment. There are many invasive procedures to remove the tattoo, but none have been effective at getting rid of tattoos completely. When anyone gets a tattoo, the ink particles are permanently inked into the skin and the skin tissues cannot remove them easily. The lasers used in laser tattoo removal emit intense, focussed beams of light that help to break the ink particles down. As the ink particles disintegrate into small pieces, it becomes easier for the body’s immune system to flush them out. The broken ink particles are slowly removed from the body after a number of laser tattoo removal sessions.

The number of laser sessions required to get rid of the tattoo will depend on where the tattoo is placed, type of ink used and how deep the ink was injected into the skin. The colour of the tattoo also affects the number of sessions required.