Laser Tattoo Removal
About Laser Tattoo Removal
Form MD Aesthetics offers laser tattoo removal for individuals who no longer want their tattoo, whether it’s due to a new job, lifestyle change, unpleasant memory, or just a change in your taste.
However, because permanent ink granules from professional tattoos are injected below the skin’s surface during application, removing a tattoo is a complex process. Laser tattoo removal typically requires a few sessions to remove the tattoo.
How it Works
Laser beams deliver concentrated bursts of energy to heat up the ink beneath the skin and break the ink into smaller particles.
Removal of multi-colored tattoos might require multiple lasers operating at different frequencies.
The body then naturally eliminates those smaller ink particles through the immune system.
Smaller tattoos will require fewer pulses than larger ones.
In either case, a single tattoo will require several treatments and multiple visits.
The tattoo should become lighter after each treatment.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Will laser treatment completely remove a tattoo?
In some cases, the tattoo may not be completely removed. This is because some colors of tattoo dye resist laser removal, and some pigment is so deep it can’t be reached with modern lasers. On the other hand, some colors are easier to remove, such as blue and black because they are better at absorbing light.
Is laser tattoo removal painful?
Sensitivity to laser tattoo removal will vary. Some individuals say the procedure feels like getting a tattoo, while others liken it to a rubber band being snapped against the skin. Some individuals may prefer to use a form of anesthesia, such as a topical cream or local injection, depending on the location of the tattoo and their ability to tolerate pain.
What is recovery like?
Immediately after treatment, the laser professional will apply an ice pack to the treated area. At home, the client will need to apply a topical antibiotic cream or ointment and use a bandage or a patch to protect the site.
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