Laser Tattoo Removal

Tattooing is the use of injecting metallic dyes, pigments or inks into the dermis layer of the skin. Your body regards these pigments as foreign particles in the bloodstream, hence the natural defence mechanism sends the white blood cells to fight them and flush them out of the system. 
However, since the size of the ink pigments is usually large, the white blood cells are not able to flush them.



Tattoo removal by lasers works by breaking the ink pigments into very small particles which can then be easily carried away by the white blood cells into the lymphatic cycles and hence out of the body.

The laser when flashed at the pigments in the right intensity and for the correct duration, break these ink pigments into smaller particles.

Things To Know Before Undergoing Tattoo Removal
First, it is important to know that Laser Tattoo Removal is usually not a one sitting process. Depending upon the complexity of the tattoo design, it can take anywhere between 4 to 12 sittings.

A little pain happens which most patients describe as getting hit by a pulled rubber band on your skin i.e. the pain is there but is bearable. The doctors usually apply local anesthesia before the process which helps ease out the pain. Post treatment pain relievers are also given

The results are not immediate and it takes an average of 4 to 6 weeks before the results of a session start showing.

There are usually no scars after the Laser tattoo Removal treatment. Our expert doctors determine your skin type and tendency before the treatment to determine the precise energy level and pulse width for your tattoo removal.

Though the process is very effective in general, sometimes certain color pigments become difficult to remove on account of their tendency to reflect all the laser beams. It is important to note that depending upon the colors in your tattoo, the Laser beam used will be different and so would be the number of sessions required. Black and Blue inks are usually the easiest to remove while colors like red take a number of sessions and may still not be removed completely.