Laser treatment is an ideal way to remove tattoos

Posted on 25 Nov, 2009

Laser tattoo removal treatment is an advanced process which helps in the removal of unwanted tattoos. Nowadays, some of the most advanced technologies are used in tattoo removal treatments. During this process, light energy is focused through the skin and the tattoo absorbs the energy.

Over a period of 6-8 weeks, your body will naturally absorb the broken down ink. In some cases, brighter colours do not absorb the energy as easily and so take longer to fade. In most cases, there is no trace of a tattoo after 5-15 sessions.


The time it takes to remove a tattoo depends on many elements, but the immune system plays a very important role in breaking down and absorbing the tattoo. A stronger immune system will help you to get rid of the tattoo quickly. Here are some other factors which affect the procedure of laser tattoo removal treatment.

Skin tone – this is one of the most important deciding factors, as darker skin tone has less contrast against the ink than lighter skin tone. People with darker skin tones may have to wait longer for satisfactory results.

Colour of the ink – the ink which is used in your tattoos can also speed up or slow the process of removal. Colours like black, deep blue, red or dark orange absorb the energy quicker than colours like green, light blue and bright white.

Quality –to some extent the quality of tattoos also matters a great deal. It is very easy to remove amateur or homemade tattoos, as they are situated on the top layer of the skin. On the other hand, professional tattoos use permanent inks and they tend to be set deeper into the skin which means more time is required.

Consideration of these factors should give you a better clue of how long it may take to remove your tattoo.