Laser Tattoo Removal

By: Sara Proehl, RN


Laser tattoo removal is a popular and effective way to remove unwanted tattoos. It works by using high-energy laser beams to break up the ink particles in the skin, which are then absorbed and removed by the body's immune system.

While the process of laser tattoo removal may take several sessions, it is much less painful and invasive than other methods of tattoo removal, such as surgical excision. The number of sessions required for complete removal will depend on various factors, such as the size, color, and location of the tattoo.

It's important to note that laser tattoo removal may not be suitable for everyone. People with darker skin tones, for example, may be at a higher risk of skin discoloration or scarring. It's also essential to choose a qualified and experienced practitioner who uses the latest laser technology to minimize any potential side effects.

Before undergoing laser tattoo removal, it's essential to understand that the process may cause some discomfort. However, most patients find it to be tolerable, and some even describe it as feeling like a rubber band snapping against the skin. After the treatment, patients may experience some redness, swelling, and blistering in the area, which will gradually subside over time.

Ultimately, laser tattoo removal is a safe and effective way to remove unwanted tattoos. It's important to choose a qualified practitioner and to have realistic expectations about the number of sessions required for complete removal. With the right care and approach, laser tattoo removal can help people achieve the clean, clear skin they desire.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.