Laser tattoo removal – Answering your commonly asked questions

Posted on 12 Feb, 2011

Laser tattoo removal is a popular procedure these days. However, some people are still unaware about the method of this procedure or how the procedure works. The answers to the following questions will help you understand more about laser tattoo removal:

How does the procedure work?

The laser is projected at the tattoo is so intense that it can break down the tattoo pigment into fine particles. These small particles are then absorbed into the skin and removed from the body naturally. This process takes many weeks and this is why there is a gap of six weeks between each session. The procedure does not affect the skin in any way. Moreover, there is no fear of scarring.

Is the procedure painful?

The procedure is not too painful. The experience is similar to that of being struck by a rubber band. You can also ask the tattoo removal professional to apply a cooling agent before the procedure begins. This can reduce any pain you may feel.

How many sessions do you have to attend?

The number of sessions you have to attend depends upon the type of tattoo and the skin type. The type of ink used also affects the duration of the session. It will take around 10 sessions for the complete removal of a professional tattoo. Amateur tattoos can be removed after a few sessions. There is a gap of at least 6 weeks between two sessions.