Laser tattoo removal is a relatively new, safe, and effective way to remove unwanted tattoos. It works by using specially designed laser beams that target the pigment in the tattoo ink. The lasers work by breaking up the ink particles into tiny fragments, which can then be absorbed and processed by the body’s natural healing process. Laser tattoo removal has become increasingly popular over the last few years due to its safety and effectiveness.
The procedure for laser tattoo removal typically involves several treatments, spaced at least six weeks apart. During each treatment session, pulses of focused light are directed onto the affected area. The energy from the laser breaks up the ink into smaller fragments which can then be safely absorbed by the body’s natural healing process.
The number of treatments required for successful laser tattoo removal depends on a variety of factors, including the size, color, and age of the tattoo, as well as the type of laser used. Generally speaking, lighter colored inks are more easily removed than darker ones. Larger tattoos may also take longer to remove than smaller ones.
Side effects of laser tattoo removal are usually minor and temporary. Some people may experience redness, swelling, or blistering at the treatment site. These side effects should resolve themselves within a few days or weeks. In rare cases, more serious complications can occur, including scarring and skin discoloration.
If you are considering laser tattoo removal, book a consultation at Pretty Little Lines to see what your personalized treatment plan will look like.