Laser Tattoo Removal
How does laser tattoo removal work? The laser removes tattoo ink using the energy of light. The different ink colors in the tattoo can be targeted by a variety of specific wavelengths of light. Light passes into the skin and is absorbed by the ink. The rapid absorption of light energy causes the tattoo ink to break into tiny particles, which can then be removed by the body's natural filtering systems. The laser can remove professional, amateur (homemade), traumatic and surgical tattoos. Dark (blue, black) and red inks react most favorably to laser treatment. Oranges and purples usually fade as well. Green and yellow inks are the most difficult to remove, and additional treatments are needed to produce significant fading.
The number of treatments needed to minimize a tattoo depends on the colors, type and amount of ink used, depth of the ink in the skin and age of the tattoo. It'll take multiple treatments spaced 6-8 weeks apart. Plan ahead and give yourself plenty of time if you have a timeline to get rid of a tattoo.
You may experience a sensation from the light-pulsed energy that is similar to the snap of a small rubber band. The majority of patients do not require anesthesia, anesthesia creams can be applied as needed.
The laser provides maximum tattoo removal while leaving the surrounding skin unharmed. Occasionally, pinpoint bleeding may be associated with the treatment.
Laser Tattoo Lightening
If you want to have a different tattoo on the same spot, Laser Tattoo Lightening can fade the old tattoo and then you can put a tattoo of your choice on the same spot.
Permanent Eyebrow Make-up Removal
Laser Tattoo removal can also remove the permanent eyebrow make-up to give you a new look.