Laser Tattoo Removal And Why It Is So Popular

Moreover, doctors customize the laser tattoo removal process to suit the individual, and to reduce scars. In fact, they can also use lasers to remove tattoos from people who have tried other laser removal methods and have scars because of it.

While results vary from patient to patient, doctors always first test the patient's skin to see if it reacts to the laser. If there is no reaction, then the doctor can safely remove the tattoo using laser surgery.

There are also various factors that determine if the Beam tattoo removal will be effective or not as the age of the tattoo, its size and colors, and the patient's skin color.

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The older and larger the tattoo, the longer it takes to remove it. While black color is easy to remove, the doctor will need various laser sessions to remove bright colors like yellow.

The process

Laser tattoo removal generally works by breaking up the pigments of all tattoo colors. The cosmetic surgeon places a handpiece and activates the high-intensity laser beam on the tattoo to slowly remove it.

Immediately after the tattoo removal process, the doctor applies an ice pack and a topical antibiotic cream on the area. Then the doctor applies a cover or bandage on the region for its protection.

Risks and side effects

Like most medical procedures, laser tattoo removal has its share of risks and side effects that include risk of infection and possibly permanent scarring. 

At times, the doctor may not be able to completely remove the pigment, especially in case of the difficult colors.