There is good news for those who have an unwanted body design. Newer laser tattoo removal techniques can eliminate your tattoo with minimal side effects. Here‘s how it works: lasers remove tattoos by breaking up the pigment colors of the tattoo with a high-intensity light beam.
Because each tattoo is unique, removal techniques must be tailored to suit each individual case. In the past, tattoos could be removed by a wide variety of methods but, in many cases, the scars were more unsightly than the tattoo itself.
Black tattoo pigment absorbs all laser wavelengths, making it the easiest to treat. Other colors can only be treated by selected lasers based upon the pigment color.
Patients with previously treated tattoos may also be candidates for laser therapy. Tattoos that have not been effectively removed by other treatments or through home remedies may respond well to laser therapy To have a tattoo removed, you want to make sure you find a dermatologist or cosmetic surgery center to ensure proper treatment and care.
Depending on the size and color of your tattoo, the number of treatments will vary usually in four to six visits. Treatment with the laser varies from patient to patient depending on the age, size, and type of tattoo (amateur or professional). The color of the patient‘s skin, as well as the depth to which the tattoo pigment extends, will also affect the removal technique.