How Laser Tattoo Removal Works?

A tattoo is removed by a laser technician

Tattoos have become a common form of self-expression over the years. However, sometimes people may regret getting a tattoo, or they may want to remove a tattoo that no longer holds significance to them. This is where laser tattoo removal comes in. In this blog, we will explore how laser tattoo removal works.

Laser tattoo removal is a process that involves the use of high-intensity light beams to break up the pigment of a tattoo into smaller particles that can be easily removed by the body’s immune system. The laser used in the process emits pulses of light that target the tattoo ink beneath the skin’s surface.

The laser’s energy is absorbed by the tattoo pigment, causing it to heat up and break into smaller pieces. The laser’s specific wavelength is determined by the colour of the tattoo pigment. Different colours require different wavelengths to effectively break down the ink.

After the laser has broken down the pigment, the body’s immune system begins to remove the ink particles from the skin. This process can take several weeks, and multiple laser sessions may be required to remove the entire tattoo completely.

Before the laser tattoo removal process begins, the area to be treated is cleaned, and a numbing cream may be applied to minimize discomfort during the procedure. The laser technician will then use a handheld device to direct the laser at the tattooed area, moving it over the entire tattoo to ensure that all ink particles are targeted.

During the procedure, patients may experience some discomfort, which can feel like a snapping or stinging sensation. After the treatment, patients may experience some redness, swelling, and blistering in the treated area. These side effects usually subside within a few days.

It’s important to note that laser tattoo removal is not a one-time procedure, and multiple sessions may be required to completely remove a tattoo. The number of sessions needed will depend on the size, color, and complexity of the tattoo.

In conclusion, laser tattoo removal is a safe and effective way to remove unwanted tattoos. The process involves the use of high-intensity light beams to break down the tattoo pigment into smaller particles that are then removed by the body’s immune system.

If you are considering laser tattoo removal, it’s important to consult with a qualified and experienced laser technician to discuss the process and determine the best treatment plan for your specific needs.

Learn more about Laser Technician & Para-Medical Skin Care Specialist course, which includes tattoo removal training as well. Our campus is located in Brampton, Ontario.