Tattoos continue to become more common, but unfortunately, so do regrettable ones. If you have a tattoo that you regret getting or now wish to remove, laser tattoo removal can offer a safe, and effective solution. When directed at the tattoo, laser energy will break up the tattoo pigment so that it can be naturally eliminated by the body. Most patients can significantly fade or even remove their tattoos completely with optimal treatment sessions.
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Anyone who would like to fade the appearance of a tattoo can benefit from laser tattoo removal. The effectiveness of your laser treatment will depend on the pigment of your tattoo and your skin tone. The easiest pigments to treat are black, however, with new technology, laser tattoo removal can be effective for colored pigments as well. The appropriate laser system and setting will be chosen to deliver the safest, most effective results.
To begin treatment, the appropriate laser settings will be selected based on your skin tone and tattoo pigment. You will be given eye protection to wear during the treatment process and a cooling gel will be applied to the skin. The laser device will then be directed at the tattoo, delivering quick bursts of laser energy. The device will be moved in a grid-like pattern until the whole area has been treated. The number of sessions you will need will depend on your skin tone, tattoo pigment, and the size of the treatment area. Sessions will be spaced-out to give your skin time to heal.
After your laser tattoo removal session, your skin will be extra sensitive and you may experience some swelling, redness, and stinging similar to a sunburn. While you will be able to return to your regular activities, you will need to follow special care instructions to ensure proper healing. This includes avoiding sun exposure while healing. Once healed, you will be able to notice your tattoo fading with each treatment session until optimal results are achieved.