Laser Tattoo Removal

We all make mistakes every once in a while or do something that we regret.  If you have a tattoo and regret getting it and would like to get it removed, there are a few options for you. One thing that you can do is get laser tattoo removal.  When you get laser tattoo remover it is a bit painful and uncomfortable, there is no denying that.  However, if you could sit through getting the tattoo, then you should be able to tolerate getting it removed.

The way laser tattoo removal works it just like it says.  Using lasers, they target the colors of the tattoo and break up the ink.  Then you immune system kicks in and the color fades and begins to disappear.  If your tattoo has a great deal of black in it you will find that it fades and disappears more quickly than a color such as green, red or purple.  This is because the color black absorbs the heat of the laser more than a colored ink does.

It is going to take more than one visit to remove your tattoo entirely.  Depending on the size of the tattoo and how deep the ink was injected into your skin with be there determining factor in how long it takes before you see the results that you are hoping for.  It will also depend on you pain threshold and how long you can sit.  If your tattoo is extremely large, be prepared to make a number of trips to the doctor’s office.

You many find that the doctor performing the procedure will recommend that you take Tylenol or other non aspirin medication prior to the session.  This will help with some minor aches and pains that you may have because of the laser procedure.  When the procedure is complete, the doctor will apply an antibiotic cream to the area and dress the area with bandages so that it does not get infected.  You will also find that after the procedure you may notice some discoloration to your skin in the surrounding areas.  This is totally normal and will eventually go away.  

Getting a tattoo removed is a much larger expense than getting a tattoo put on.  It can cost you from a few hundred dollars to in excess of a thousand dollars to get it removed.  This is something you should consider before getting a tattoo.


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