Approximately 45 million people in the U.S. has a tattoo of some sort. Close to 50% of them want to have it removed. Technology has greatly improved over the last few years, and removing unwanted ink is now possible. Laser tattoo removal techniques can get rid your tattoo with minimal side effects. Lasers break up the pigment colors of the tattoo by using a high-intensity light beam. Although Black tattoos are generally easier to remove than with colored ones, at Laser Smooth Solutions we use 3 wavelengths which remove both black and color ink successfully.
What to expect from tattoo removal?
First, protective eye shields will be placed on you. To decide the most efficient energy for your treatment, the technician will test your skin’s reaction to the laser before proceeding. A hand piece will be placed against the surface of your skin, and the laser light will be activated when it is time to start. Many clients describe the feeling of the pulses from the laser as the snapping of a rubber band against the skin.
During your initial consultation, your technician will let you know if your tattoo can be successfully removed and the approximate number of treatments you will need. The rate at which your skin heals will determine how long you will be required to wait between treatments. Typical gaps between treatments range from four to eight weeks. Most clients report laser tattoo removal not to be very painful. Smaller tattoos need fewer pulses than larger ones.
Regardless, tattoo removal requires several treatments and multiple visits to a professional. Each treatment will fade the tattoo until it is gone. Last but not least, your technician will put a bandage over the treated area to protect it from sun and dirt.