Tattoos were permanent once drawn on the skin until not very long time ago. However, in the recent days thanks to the intervention of technology and innovations, it is possible to remove tattoos too. Professional laser tattoo removal is advised for people who are willing to remove the tattoos, as it will provide better results. Usually, lasers will be preferred for tattoo removal as it is very accurate and precise. Apart from this there are many other reasons too that make this a hit among the tattoo crazy. Laser removal techniques have been prevalent since the year 1990. It includes the following processes – scrubbing the skin with salt, skin grafting, even excision, Dermabrasion, and Cryosurgery. Laser technology is said to be one of the most sought cosmetic surgeries in the recent days.
Usually removing the lighter inks will be highly challenging when compared to the darker colors as the dark inks will absorb all the wavelengths of laser but the lighter ones will absorb only the selective wavelengths. When the lasers are used for this removal purpose, the strong energy pulse will be sent which will break the tattoos into fragments, which in turn will be removed by the immune system of the human body. This method will not create any damage to the skin cells around the tattoo, which is an added advantage of this procedure.
Normally after a laser removal procedure, the possibilities for having major complications is very less but still there might be some burning effects, skin discoloration, lack of complete ink removal, or scarring. It is always advised to undergo this process only after knowing the doctor is an experienced and highly qualified person who has been involved in this procedure for a considerable amount of time. According to the size of the tattoo, the number of sittings will vary.