Laser tattoo removal – benefits and expectations

Posted on 11 Jan, 2010

Many people who have tattoos often change their minds and want them removed. Laser tattoo removal is a method effectively removes unwanted tattoos, with minimal side effects. The procedure is carried out with a high-intensity light, which targets the tattooed area and breaks the pigment down.

The laser wavelengths are very effectively absorbed by black tattoos, which means that they are fade easily. Other colours, such as blue, red and green are absorbed by green laser light. Different colours of lasers work in different colours.

Benefits of laser tattoo removal

Tattoo removal techniques have existed for many years now, although the scars that they left behind were often very bad.

People who have been through the painful process of tattoo removal in the past can still be eligible for a laser treatment now if they wish.

What to expect with laser tattoo removal

The sittings required for tattoo removal will vary depending on the size and colour of the tattoo. It may take two visits, or it may take many more. It is better to find out how many sittings you are likely to need before starting the treatment.

The factors on which laser tattoo removal is based is usually a combination of the size and type of tattoo, colour of the skin and how deep the tattoo pigment is.