What do you do when your tattoo has lost its appeal? According to some estimates, 50% of people who get tattoos later regret them. The good news is that your ink can be removed through a series of laser treatments.
How are tattoos removed?
Tattoo ink is removed in the same manner that we take out the pigment in a mole or brown birthmark. The laser targets the pigment in the tattoo and reduces the particles into much tinier pieces that are absorbed into the skin or eliminated from the body. Darker colors like black or blue are much more easily removed than lighter or brighter colors.
How many treatments are needed to remove a tattoo?
The number of treatments necessary to remove a tattoo varies according to the following factors:
Most people require six or more treatments, and will begin seeing results after one or two sessions.
Are there any side effects to this treatment?
The laser feels like a rubber band being snapped against your skin, and will cause a brief moment of discomfort. If you are healthy enough to be treated, the treatments should cause minimal discomfort with minimal to no side effects.