Here are some things you should know about laser tattoo removal.

The laser is very strong

The lasers used to remove tattoos are the strongest and most intense. Eliminating a permanent tattoo is a difficult, time consuming process. How it works is that the laser breaks up the coloured cells, making them explode underneath the skin.

It requires multiple sessions

Since it’s so difficult to get rid of a tattoo, you will definitely have to be prepared to undergo more than one treatment. Typically, people do 6-10 sessions until the tattoo is finally gone. The amount of sessions depends on the size, colour and age of your tattoo.

Don’t get laser tattoo removal done just anywhere

Make sure you’re consulting with a licensed physician. With tattoo removal, you can experience bleeding, infections and scarring, so make sure the person that you choose to remove it knows what to look for so that the area can be properly treated.

It’s not too Painful

If you get laser tattoo removal with a good physician, they typically an anesthetic that will make the process much less painful. Since the laser is so hot, an anesthetic is essential so that you feel more comfortable during the session. Make sure to choose a licensed physician to remove your tattoo so that you don’t have to endure any pain.

If your tattoo is older, it will be easier to remove

A new tattoo will be significantly more difficult to remove than an old, less pigmented one. The ink in our body naturally lightens overtime, which is why it’s so much easier to get rid of an aged tattoo.

The colour can make it harder to remove

Tattoos that are blue or black are usually easier to treat than coloured ink like red or yellow. However, nowadays, a good technician will be able to treat it all.

Contact Dr. Boulos

Dr. Boulos is a fully licensed physician with extensive experience in laser tattoo removal. To learn more about this procedure and find out whether or not it’s safe for you, contact Dr. Boulos today!