Laser tattoo removal treatment – an effective way of getting rid of permanent tattoos

Posted on 29 Sep, 2010

With the introduction of laser technology, it has become easier to get rid of permanent tattoos. This is one of the easiest and safest ways to treat tattoos. Single-coloured inks are often easier to remove than multi-coloured tattoos. Here are a few things you should know about laser tattoo removal:

The procedure of laser tattoo removal

The treatment begins with numbing the area to be treated. Some clinics use solutions whereas others use anaesthetic injections to numb the area.

A laser then targets the tattoo. After coming in contact with the laser beam, the ink is damaged and broken into lots of small particles. These particles are then removed by the body, resulting in lighter tattoos. As the new skin forms on the treated area, the tattoo gradually disappears.


The patient needs to follow some aftercare measures to avoid problems. Some of the measures are:
• Avoiding direct exposure to the sun
• Applying creams recommended by the doctor
• Applying gel, ice and other cooling agents

This will give you better results with minimal any side effects. Scarring can be one of the side effects if the aftercare measures aren’t properly followed.