Laser Tattoo Removal and Treatment Sessions
Laser tattoo removal has become one of the most used and sought cosmetic procedures in recent years. When a person decides to get rid of a tattoo, it is the first solution that comes to your mind. But just because it is the most well-known way to remove tattoos, does not mean that it is always the best way.
These specific technological progress has improved procedure. With that being said, it is not yet complete and has some drawbacks. The number one concern among these drawbacks is the cost of the.
Tattoo removal has been performed with various tools during the history of tattooing. While tattoos were once considered permanent, it is now possible to remove them with treatments, fully or partially.
Pre-laser tattoo removal methods include dermabrasion, TCA (trichloroacetic acid, acid, which removes the top layers of the skin, reaching as deep as the layer where the tattoo ink resides) Salabrasion (scrubbing the skin with salt), cryosurgery, and excision which is sometimes still used with skin grafts larger tattoos.
Some early forms of tattoo removal included the injection or application of wine, lime, garlic or pigeon excrement. It has been performed with a continuous-wave lasers initially, and later with Q-switched lasers, which became available in 1990. Today, it usually refers to non-invasive to remove the tattoo pigment using Q-switched lasers. Typically, black and darker colored inks can be removed more completely.
Who can benefit from laser tattoo removal?
Because each tattoo is unique, removal techniques must be tailored to each individual case. Previously, tattoos can be removed by various methods, but in many cases, the scars were more unsightly than the tattoo itself.
Patients with previously treated tattoos may also be candidates for laser therapy. Tattoos that have not been effectively removed by other treatments or through home remedies may respond well to laser therapy, offering the previous treatment did not result in excessive scarring.
How Lasers Remove Tattoos?
Lasers work producing short pulses of intense light that pass harmlessly through the top layers of the skin to be selectively absorbed by the tattoo pigment. This laser energy causes the tattoo pigment fragment into smaller particles that are then removed by the body’s immune system. Researchers have determined which wavelengths of light to use and how to provide the best output of the laser to remove the tattoo ink.
How many treatment sessions will it take to remove a tattoo?
Professional tattoos may require treatment with an average of 10-12. Homemade tattoos usually entails less treatment. Treatment depends on the amount and type of ink used, the skin depth of the ink, the tattoo place and personal health issues. Treatments are spaced at 6-8 weeks.