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Laser Tattoo Removal
What is laser tattoo removal?
Laser tattoo removal to remove unwanted tattoos can be performed through a variety of laser technologies of different wavelengths, however, Q-switched lasers are most commonly used as their short burst, high intensity laser energy effectively breaks up tattoo ink and tattoo pigment.
Depending on the size of the tattoo, type of tattoo ink, and tattoo colors used (black tattoos are typically easier), a number of treatments (two to 10 sessions) may be needed to achieve complete removal. Popular laser tattoo removal methods include PicoSure® and Enlighten.
What cosmetic concerns does a laser tattoo removal procedure treat?
- Tattoo Removal: Laser energy in laser tattoo removal breaks up large pigment molecules for the body to naturally resorb and eliminate through the lymphatic system as part of the immune system and healing process.
Who is the ideal candidate for a laser tattoo removal procedure?
The ideal candidate for a laser tattoo removal is in generally good health with fairer skin. Old tattoos are easier to remove due to natural degradation of tattoo ink, however, most old tattoos and new tattoos can be removed via laser tattoo removal can be used on amateur tattoos and professional tattoos. Laser tattoo removal is not recommended for candidates with hypersensitive skin, skin types prone to keloid scarring, active infection, or those with darker skin tones due to high risk of hypopigmentation.
What is the average recovery associated with a laser tattoo removal procedure?
The average recovery from laser tattoo removal is two weeks. Bruising, swelling, crusting, and scabbing typically develops within a few hours of the procedure and resolve over a few days to weeks. Some patients may experience a temporary loss of skin pigment in the area, which usually corrects.
What are the potential side effects of a laser tattoo removal procedure?
Potential side effects from a laser tattoo removal include blisters, scabbing, scarring, swelling, discomfort, itchiness, skin discoloration, site infection, and muscle soreness.
What can someone expect from the results of a laser tattoo removal procedure?
The results of a laser tattoo removal will not be immediately noticeable. Depending on the candidate and tattoo, numerous sessions will be required to achieve the desired results. Once the tattoo is removed it is permanent.
What is the average cost of a Laser Tattoo Removal procedure?
Laser tattoo removal costs anywhere from $50 to $2,000. The actual cost of a laser tattoo removal is dependent upon location, provider, and length and involvement of the cosmetic procedure.
- Highly Effective
- Minimal Side Effects
- Multiple Treatments
What to Expect
Laser tattoo removal is an effective method for erasing unwanted or regrettable ink. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after a laser tattoo removal treatment.
- No special measures need to be taken before treatment
- Stop smoking 4 weeks before and after
- Avoid sun exposure 4 weeks before and after
- Topical anesthetic may be applied
- Laser applied to treatment area
- Ointment applied after treatment
- Skin wrapped in protective bandages
Immediately After Treatment
- Mild discomfort
- Redness and swelling
- Skin may start to peel and scab
Laser tattoo removal is one of numerous tattoo removal methods. To remove tattoos through laser treatment a number of treatments will be required depending on skin type, age of the tattoo (old tattoos are easier to remove than new tattoos), type of tattoo ink, and number of tattoo colors used (black ink is easier to degrade). Laser tattoo removal can effectively remove unwanted tattoos in a non-surgical procedure with minimal side effects.