Some important facts about laser tattoo removal

Posted on 29 Dec, 2010

Do you want to remove a tattoo? Laser tattoo removal treatment is currently the best way to get rid of them.

What to expect before the laser tattoo removal procedure

Firstly, the doctor will test the laser light on a small area and then check how your skin responds. This will help the doctor to decide which laser is most appropriate for your skin and tattoo.

Tattoo removal – How do the lasers used work?

In the procedure, the laser is directed at the skin and its light hits the metal ions that are present in the ink colouration of your tattoo. The lasers break the ink into tiny particles which are then removed by the body’s immune system. It has been proved that colours like black and red can be easily removed because they can absorb a large amount of laser light. To get rid of the tattoo, you have to undergo a few sessions.

What happens after the laser treatment?

Once the session is complete then the treated skin may turn to red. You do not, however, have to worry about the redness because it is only temporary. In some cases, the patients also face temporary swelling. In such situations, you can use antibiotic ointment and cooling lotion which will be prescribed by your doctor. This will help your skin tissues to relax and heal.