How Laser Tattoo Removal Works

There are many reasons for people to remove a tattoo from their body.  But it is always best to know a bit about how laser tattoo removal works before deciding if this is something you want to pursue. The latest laser tattoo removal methods assist individuals of all ages to remove their tattoos easily and successfully.  Here are the basics of most laser tattoo removal procedures.

How do lasers eliminate tattoos?

During the lasers tattoo removing process, lasers work by generating short pulses of powerful light that safely pass through the top layers of the skin and are absorbed by the tattoo coloring. This laser power makes the tattoo pigment split into smaller particles, which are then taken away by the immune system of the body.

Researchers have found which wavelengths of light are best used for tattoo removal and the optimal way to deliver the output of the laser to eliminate the ink present in the tattoo.  The laser will target the coloring of the tattoo selectively, without harming the surrounding parts of the skin.

However, nearly all dermatologists warn that total tattoo removal is not always possible.  Tattoos can be very stubborn, so eliminating them completely is tricky.  Black tattoos are more likely to be successfully removed while colors, like green, may absorb the laser lights.  Some color tattoos can only  be treated by select lasers, derived from the pigment color.

Normally after a few sessions the amount of remaining blemishes or color variations will depend upon a lot of factors such as location, size, and the ability of an individual to heal their skin after damage.

Other factors that affect how well a removal procedure will work is how the tattoo was applied and how long it has been since the ink was inserted into the skin.  A tattoo that was applied by a more skilled artist may be easier to eliminate because the coloring will be evenly injected at the same intensity into the skin.

One of biggest concerns is if laser tattoo removal procedures involves more pain and time than getting the tattoo in the first place.

The ill-fated thing regarding tattoos is that both acquiring them and having them removed can be painful.  The feeling from the energy of the laser  light has been expressed as a lot like getting hot dots of bacon grease on the skin or being broken by a slender rubber band.

During the laser tattoo removal procedure, surgeons will use non-aspirin products, such as Tylenol, for minor pains and aches before the procedure. This is because the aspirin and the anti-provocative agents like, Ibuprofen can create pronounced bruising subsequent to the treatment.