What is a laser tattoo removal?
Laser tattoo removal is a sophisticated treatment made to eliminate unwanted tattoos, without leaving scars or unpigmented regions of the skin beneath.
Throughout the laser tattoo removal treatment, the laser’s high energy light divides the tattoo ink into tiny particles, which can then be slowly absorbed by your skin. Laser tattoo removal might cause small distress, even though a topical anaesthetic may be applied to ease the discomfort.
Is laser tattoo removal treatment right for me?
Nearly 30% of people in the UK have at least one tattoo. Almost half of all millennials have one. However, not all of them are happy about their choice. As many as 25% of those who have a tattoo say “they regret getting it”.
If you’re in that 25%, there are some excellent news. Laser tattoo removal techniques can get rid of your unwanted tattoo with minimal side effects.
This is what you should expect during a laser tattoo removal session:
You’ll be given a set of protective eye goggles.
The doctor will test your skin’s response to the laser to determine the best energy for treatment.
The therapist uses the laser, to pass pulses of intense light through the upper layers of your skin which will be absorbed by the tattoo pigment only.
Smaller tattoos will need fewer pulses while larger ones will want more to eliminate them.
In either case, it is important to remember: to entirely rid of a tattoo, it is going to take many repeated treatments. After each procedure, your tattoo will progressively become lighter.
Immediately after the treatment, use an ice pack to soothe the treated region.
What to Consider?
You should first schedule a consultation with the professional, they will evaluate your tattoo and also advise you on a treatment plan.