Laser tattoo removal – eliminate any unwanted body ink

Posted on 26 Aug, 2010

While tattoos were earlier considered to be permanent, newer technologies allow individuals to get rid of their unwanted tattoos. The latest laser tattoo removal procedure works well to eliminate those unwanted tattoos with minimum pain and side effects. The procedure uses high-intensity laser beams to break up the pigment colours of the tattoo.

Black colour tattoo pigment absorbs the entire laser wavelength which makes it quite easy to treat. Other colours like red absorb the green laser light. Depending on the pigment colour, different coloured tattoos can only be treated using selected lasers.

Who can get the best results from the treatment procedure?

As each tattoo is unique, the tattoo removal technique can be tailored to suit individual cases. In the earlier days, tattoo removal was possible. While it used different techniques for eliminating tattoos, in most cases the scars left behind were uglier than the tattoo itself. Patients who were earlier treated for tattoo removal can also be the right candidate for laser tattoo removal.

Cost for laser treatment

The number of sessions and the cost for treatment may vary according to the colour and size of your tattoo. Although your tattoos can be eliminated in 2-4 sessions, many more sessions may still be required. Consulting an experienced doctor will help you determine your situation.

The laser tattoo removal treatment procedure varies from patient to patient. It also depends on the age, type (professional or amateur) and size of the tattoo. The skin colour of the patient and the depth of tattoo pigment are other factors that affect the tattoo removal technique.