Laser tattoo removal: effectiveness, risks

Even though artists always warn visitors that a tattoo is a modification of the body for life, quite often clients do it thoughtlessly. In addition, years later the image can lose its clarity, and its owner faces the choice – to update the tattoo or get rid of it forever.

Let’s talk about modern methods of tattoo removal. While in the past it was possible to remove a body drawing only by cutting off the skin layer (excision), today there is no need for such a sacrifice. Laser technology allows you to almost painlessly and quite effectively get rid of the tattoo. But this procedure has its peculiarities.

How is the laser removal of a tattoo performed?

after laser tattoo removal procedure

So, the removal of an annoying or unsuccessful drawing from the skin by laser consists in the effect on the image of the laser pulse. It destroys the color pigment, divides the dye particles into microscopic elements, which are subsequently removed with lymph. Remarkably, the neighboring tissues, which are not affected by the wave, are not affected. The laser affects directed, point by point, on the desired area of the skin. Well, a few words about the benefits of this method of removing tattoos from the skin. The laser method:

  • Does not leave scars and scars;
  • practically has no contraindications;
  • Does not cause burns and capillary bleeding;
  • Allows to remove unwanted design on 100% (full removal of a tattoo depends on the number of sessions);
  • In specialized salons is performed in compliance with all sanitary-hygienic norms and requirements.
  • And here it is time to talk about the difficulties and risks.

It is practically impossible to get rid of a pattern during one session. To remove a small black and white image, you may need 2-3 sessions, the frequency of which is once a month. And for dense colored tattoos, sometimes even 10 sessions are not enough. Therefore, do not expect instant results.

Although the procedure is virtually painless, during the procedure, the client may feel a slight burning sensation. And sometimes redness and itching appear on the affected area. In this case, you can use a local anesthetic or periodically put an ice pack on the affected area.

If the procedure is performed by an inexperienced artist, the laser may be misadjusted, because the wavelength and intensity will be chosen incorrectly. Risks: from burns to complete lack of results.

The most serious risk of laser tattoo removal is that with cheap, toxic dyes, there is a risk of poisoning. “Broken” pigment enters the bloodstream, so the person may experience symptoms of chemical poisoning. In this case, you should see a doctor. As a rule, this does not happen if the tattoo artist used certified products approved by the MOH.

It can be appreciated that the pros of this method are much more than the cons. But only if the procedure is carried out in a specialized salon, whose artists know perfectly well how and what should be done. In this case, as well as with the observance of recommendations for skincare between sessions, the tattoo will not remain even a trace.

Peculiarities of skincare after laser tattoo removal procedure

Qualified tattoo artists necessarily give their clients recommendations for skincare between laser tattoo removal procedures. They are as follows:

  • If crusts and blisters appear on the skin, it is strictly forbidden to scratch, touch. Soon enough they will pass, and under them will be healthy skin.
  • Avoid contact with water, oils, any substances, cosmetics for at least 3-4 days.
  • Be sure to use PANTHENOL spray to treat the area of skin. The skin will heal faster.
  • Sunbathing is prohibited for the period of skin healing. When going out in the street apply sunscreen with SPF effect (not less than 35).

Your artist will give you more detailed advice after the laser tattoo removal procedure.