About 30% of the people living in the US have tattoos and sometimes they regret having had them in the first place and then there emerges the need to have them removed. And that is where the methods of removing the tattoos come in because not all of them are good.
We are going to take a look at the laser surgery methods to see what happens when you decide you are going to have that tattoo removed.
How This Works
The laser is used to target the color using a high intensity light beam that will break up the pigment and make it look like it was never there. This will work on different levels depending on the colors that you used.
- You will be asked to wear a pair of high end shields for protection of your eyes as the beam is very bright and has the propensity to ruin your sight.
- The lasers have different reactions to different skin and so, you will be asked to take some tests that will be then used to determine what the best way is to get the tattoos removed.
- Then, when that is done, you will be subjected to the high intensity light that will be sending pulses into the skin layers that will then be absorbed to make the pigment disappear.
The process is not painful as you may have imagined. This is not the metal cutting laser; it’s designed for human skin. You may use topical cream anesthesia and an ice pack when the procedure is done.
The procedure will happen over several visits and each time, the pigment will disappear until you are completely clear again.
The Bad Side
- You may end up with hypo pigmentation in which the area subjected to the laser treatment is lighter then the rest of the skin or hyper pigmentation in which it will be darker.
- There is also risk of infection because the site will be vulnerable after being subjected to all that intense light.
All in all, a tattoo that you regret doesn’t have to be that difficult to remove with laser treatments and you can always be confident to get that done for you by a proper doctor in a proper hospital.