Laser treatment is the ideal option for removing unwanted tattoos

Posted on 12 Mar, 2010

Laser tattoo removal is one of the most effective methods in the removal of body art. If you have tattoos and want to remove them then you should consult a dermatologist to see if laser tattoo removal treatment could benefit you.

The procedure

During this process, the light from the laser breaks the ink molecules in the body art into small pieces. Once they become very small they can be cleaned up by the body’s natural immune system. The treated skin absorbs the lasers without any side-effects on the surrounding areas of skin tissue.

The time required for complete tattoo removal

The time it takes to get rid of a tattoo depends on its size and colour. Large tattoos take longer than smaller ones purely because they a larger surface area must be covered by the laser.

Colours like black and dark blue will absorb the light more readily which makes them very easy to remove. Other lighter colours like red, green and yellow only absorb a certain type of lasers so may take longer to remove.


After the treatment, the skin treated may experience temporary redness and swelling. You need to make sure that the treated skin is not directly exposed to the sun as this may impede the recovery process.