Do you have a tattoo that you wish you hadn't had? Many people find themselves in this situation. Tattoos are rising in popularity, and so is tattoo regret. Today, one in five people who have a tattoo want to erase it. Fortunately, laser tattoo removal is a safe, proven solution.
Lasers remove tattoos by breaking up the pigment colours with a high-intensity light beam. Black tattoo pigment absorbs all laser wavelengths, making it the easiest colour to treat. Other colours can only be treated by selected lasers based upon the pigment colour.
Smaller tattoos will require fewer pulses while larger ones will need more to remove them. In either case, to completely get rid of a tattoo, it will take several treatments (4-12 or more). After each visit, your tattoo should become progressively lighter.
Laser tattoo removal is uncomfortable, but most patients don't need anesthesia. Depending on the location of your tattoo, a topical anesthesic cream can be used beforehand. Immediately following the treatment, use an ice pack to soothe the treated area. And apply an antibiotic cream or ointment and bandage to protect it. You should also be sure it's covered with sunblock when you're outside.