Getting a tattoo is not a big deal for many people, but removing it from your skin years later can be. However, it can now be carried out effectively, thanks to the introduction of various procedures that are being offered today. Laser tattoo removal is one of the most popular treatments due to the benefits it offers.

How laser tattoo removal works

Tattoo removal uses selective thermolysis so that the tattoo is exposed to the laser. This exposure leads to the breaking down of the pigment and ensures that there is minimum damage to the nearby skin. It is possible for the different colours of tattoos to respond to laser treatment differently. However, those interested in laser tattoo removal can be sure that the tattoo will be removed safely, effectively and quickly.

Laser tattoo removal can be used for anyone who wants to get rid of an unwanted tattoo, however, there are a few things that people should know before going in for the treatment.

• Several sessions are required for the best results

• Additional treatment may be required

• Multi-coloured tattoos will need exposure to lasers with different wavelengths due to the selective absorption characteristics of different colours.

Patients should be aware that blistering and swelling can take place after the procedure. These will go down eventually, and pain killers can reduce pain from the treatment. Laser treated areas should also be kept out of the sun.