Laser tattoo removal treatment has become extremely popular over the past few years.
The procedure uses powerful energy bursts in order to break down the pigments and inks in the tattoo into small particles, which can then be removed. Every tattoo is different and therefore you may require multiple sessions in order to completely remove the tattoo.
The exact number of sessions that you will need depends on several factors such as:
- Size of the tattoo
- Color of the tattoo
- Age of the tattoo
- Amount of ink in the skin
- Location of the tattoo
Some patients only require 5 to 10 sessions, while others may need up to 20 sessions in order to remove the tattoo. The procedure may last from 5 minutes to 20 minutes, depending on the type and size of your tattoo.
Due to newer technology, laser tattoo removal has become much more effective with very little risk of scarring. Some of the side effects of tattoo removal include blistering, swelling and redness in the treated area immediately after the procedure.
It is important that you keep the treated area extremely clean for few days after the treatment to heal the area. You will have to keep the treated area covered with a sterile and clean bandage for up to a week after the treatment.