Laser Tattoo Removal
Laser tattoo removal is a new-age procedure used extensively to remove unwanted tattoos on your body. It is often performed as an outpatient procedure with local anesthesia.
The main reasons why people go for a laser tattoo removal treatment:
- When they regret a tattoo that’s already made or no more fits their current state of mind.
- It is also recommended for people experiencing some infection or allergic reaction from a tattoo on their body.
- You will be given eye protection to shield your eyes against the laser beams.
- Our laser specialist will check your skin’s reaction to the laser and determine the most effective energy for treatment.
- In most cases, Q-switched lasers are used for a laser tattoo removal, which release energy in a single, powerful pulse and are often considered as the most preferred choice of lasers for a tattoo removal. A special type of laser called a Q-switched Nd:YAG is used on darker skin to achieve optimum results.
- The technician uses the laser light to pass pulses of intense light through the top layers of the skin that will be absorbed by the tattoo pigment.
- After the procedure, little swelling, blistering or bleeding can be experienced. Antibacterial ointment can help promote healing. You can repeat sessions to lighten the tattoo further.
- Smaller tattoos require fewer pulses while larger complicated tattoo designs need more.
- Though the treatment can be done without any anesthesia but the doctor can apply topical anesthesia cream depending on the location of the tattoo.
- Use an icepack to soothe the treated area immediately after the procedure. Cover it with sunscreen when you are under the sun.
- Your tattoo removal site is at risk for infection.
- There is a slight chance that the treatment will leave a scar.
- It is unlikely that the tattoo will be removed completely.
- Optimum results can be achieved with repeated sessions. Black & blue tattoos respond amazingly well to lasers.