Tattoos have intrigued people for many generations; most commonly teenagers tend to get tattoos to be unique, stand out or just to look cool. More and more people are getting tattoos done leading to individuals looking for tattoo removal options later. Tattoo removal by laser is the most common method. Yet, lots of people who get this procedure done do not know much about how it works and what precautions are to be taken before and after the treatment.
Tattoo Removal Procedure
- Laser tattoo removal is done by selectively targeting the colored ink pigments of the tattoo.
- Different pigments absorb different wavelengths of laser light to breakdown the ink.
- Multicolored tattoos are the hardest to remove and take lot of sessions to complete the treatment.
- For complete tattoo removal, multiple treatments may be needed allowing the skin to heal fully before each treatment.
Dr. Amit Bhalotia uses advanced techniques and equipment for laser tattoo removal, so there will be less than notable pain during the procedure. Before the treatment, the doctor will explain about the potential risk factors and the precautions to be taken.
Side Effects and Risks
Laser tattoo removal is often safer than many other tattoo removal methods thereby reducing the side effects and risks related to it. Risks related to tattoo removal can be minimised by letting a trained plastic surgeon do the treatment. Some of the important side effects are lightening of the skin (hypopigmentation) or darkening of the skin (hyperpigmentation), skin sensitivity and scarring. These issues are cosmetic only and don’t have any other health effects, with most cases resolving on their own within six to twelve months of the laser removal procedure.