Laser treatment is the leading method for removing unwanted tattoos

Posted on 20 Jan, 2010

More and more people are interested in tattoos in an ever-increasing trend. However, at the same time, there are also more and more instances of people wanting to have their tattoos removed. This is partly due to the fact that tattooing is available widely to people who haven’t necessarily thought it through, and partly because tattoo removal methods have improved.

Laser tattoo removal

Laser tattoo removal uses pulses of light passed through the skin to break the ink into small particles. After this, the particles are completely cleared by natural processes.

If you are planning to undergo laser treatment to remove a tattoo completely then you need to know some facts about laser tattoo removal.

• You may have to have a few sessions to get the desired results.
• Removing newer inks is easier than removing old tattoos.
• Getting rid of black coloured tattoos is simpler and easier than other coloured ones.

In all the sessions, lasers are passed through the affected area and then ice is applied to it to avoid swelling. Generally, the whole process takes place in four to eight sessions but this naturally depends on the complexity and the size of the tattoo.