What Is Tattoo Removal?
If you’re regretting that tattoo you’re not alone. Whether it’s a change of taste, age or lifestyle — or simply to make room for new ink — many people with tattoos eventually want them removed.
Until now, there have been very few safe or effective options to get rid of unwanted tattoos. But thanks to the development of lasers, tattoos can now be safely and permanently eliminated.
Tattoo Removal Treatments
Tattoos are particles of pigment, or ink, suspended in layers of the skin. They are permanent because the ink particles are too large for the body to absorb and remove.
Laser tattoo removal is performed with a specialized laser that uses pulses of light energy to break the ink into small fragments or particles which are slowly absorbed and removed through normal skin repair functions.
Tattoo removal should only be done by a licensed and experienced medical professional to ensure complications such as scarring, infection or pigment changes don’t occur.