Some FAQs about laser tattoo removal

Posted on 12 Oct, 2010

As the popularity of tattoos increases, so does the need for laser tattoo removal. There are people who want to remove their tattoos but are afraid to opt for laser treatment due to misconceptions. If you have a tattoo and want to get rid of it but are not sure whether to opt for this treatment or not then read on.

Is this procedure safe?

Yes. Laser tattoo removal treatment is extremely safe. Consulting a doctor is recommended to know your skin type and in order to understand the complete tattoo removal procedure.

How does this treatment work?

Laser tattoo removal uses an intense beam of light that is directed at the tattoo. This light breaks down the ink into tiny fragments which are flushed out by the body a few weeks after the treatment.

How many sessions are required?

This depends on several factors:

• Type of skin
• Number of colours used
• Type of ink used
• Location of tattoo

A professional tattoo of good quality will require 5 to 12 treatments to remove it completely. Other tattoos might require between one and six sessions.

What should be the time gap between the two sessions?

The minimum time period is four to six weeks as your skin needs that much time to recover.

Are there any scars left afterwards?

With the advancements in technology, no scars are found after the treatment. The laser does not penetrate deep into the skin and merely works on the upper layers.