Laser Tattoo Removal
We are here today to talk about laser tattoo removal and how to remove a tattoo. That’s a really interesting sociological question because who gets tattoos? Used to be that if you were going to get a tattoo you better be very deliberate about it and sure about yourself because once you put it in it’s not coming out. That tattoo is going to be permanent. Fortunately today with a whole variety of very sophisticated lasers we can remove that tattoo and get that ink right on out. It hurt going in and it is going to hurt coming out. But, we can get the tattoo ink out, with a series of laser tattoo removal treatments, layer by layer, all the ink can be removed.
Tattoo ink, or colors, or pigmentation, are very specific in that they respond to different frequencies of laser energy. For each different color of ink that you might have in a tattoo you might need a different type of laser to interact with that ink and get it out. That’s why there are 6 different frequencies and types of lasers for interacting with all sorts of different kinds of pigment that the tattoo artist might of put in to your skin.
What is going to happen during the laser tattoo removal treatment is that the tattoo ink is actually going to be vaporized by the laser. As the tattoo ink is vaporized it basically explodes in your skin. It’s kind of a messy process. We will be dabbing your skin a lot with cotton to keep it clean and dry as we remove the tattoo ink. Like I said, it does hurt a bit on the way out. There is going to be a sore. You are going to bleed and that will be bandaged. After the scabs have come off and everything is healed you’ll come in for your second, third or fourth or however many laser tattoo removal treatments you need depending on the amount of ink and how deep it was put into your skin.