Permanent Tattoo Removal
Laser Tattoo Removal
Laser is one of the safest and low-risk methods of tattoo removal. A little expensive than others, it is the most preferred tattoo removal technique being bloodless & most effective in removing the larger, stronger & complex tattoos. The mechanism for laser tattoo removal works by breaking up the ink’s pigment colors with a targeted-intensity light beam (high-intensity for complex colors) that removes the tattoo without leaving the scars behind.
How It Works
Lasers remove tattoos by breaking up the pigment colors with a high-intensity light beam. Black tattoo pigment absorbs all laser wavelengths, making it the easiest color to treat. Other colors can only be treated by selected lasers based upon the pigment color.
You should first schedule a consultation with a trained professional who can evaluate your tattoo and advise you on the process. The number of treatments you will need will depend on the age, size, and color of your tattoo. The color of your skin, as well as how deep the tattoo pigment goes, will also affect the removal technique.
Permanent Tattoo Removal: Surgical Methods
This is a surgical way of tattoo removal where the area of skin with tattoo is ‘dig in’ (cut) making an ellipse around tattoo to remove the ink beneath epidermis layer while the remaining area is sewn closed.
The entire procedure of Excision technique takes about an hour and would require 2-3 sessions for complete removal of large tattoos. Small tattoos can be covered in one time only.
After the laser tattoo removal treatment, Excision is the next best way to go for effective and quick results. Today many tattoo shops & beauty salons have started giving tattoo removal procedures. Being a sorted surgical process, the treatment would be every inch safe & productive when performed by a specialistwho is certified and has credentials.
How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?
Laser tattoo removal is the most common form of tattoo removal.
It looks simple, but it’s actually a rather complex chemical process – at least as complex as the process of getting a tattoo in the first place.
The laser is used to break up pigment particles under your skin. Then, your lymphatic system latches onto the pigment particles and carries them away to get excreted.
You’re using the body’s natural mechanisms to break up your tattoo.
How Lasers Break Up Ink
Before we go any further, though, we should clear up some of the mechanics.
We said the laser breaks up pigment so your lymphatic system will carry them away. This is because your lymphatic system recognizes these particles as foreign.
But, the lymphatic system recognizes tattoo ink as foreign from the moment the tattoo gun starts working on your skin. Tattoo ink is made from a combination of compounds which can vary from one shop to the next – some artists mix their own ink and would be able to tell you what’s in it, but many don’t.