Laser Tattoo Removal

What is laser tattoo removal?

Laser tattoo removal is an innovative technique that allows permanent tattoos to be removed from the skin. For the success of the treatment, it is advisable to contact centers that have the latest technology of alexandrite laser or neodymium-YAG laser, and know what level of power to use to remove the colors that compose it. The laser technique allows the removal of the tattoo because it fragments the pigments that will then be eliminated by macrophages, the blood cells that metabolize these particles.

The tattoo removal time will vary depending on the colors used, the size of the tattoo and the area where the tattoo is to be removed.
size of the tattoo and the area where it is located.

Why is it done?

Permanent tattoos can become deformed as the skin ages, lose their initial appearance or simply cease to please the wearer, so they look for ways to erase them from their skin without leaving a trace. Nowadays, those who regret a tattoo can return to the tattoo artist to have it changed or go to a specialized dermatologist or esthetic doctor for its complete removal by means of laser technology.

What does it consist of?

Tattoo removal is performed using photoacoustic laser technology, which fragments to pulverize the ink pigments in the skin. Over time, the body metabolizes these particles and eliminates them through the lymphatic system.

Normally this elimination takes about 8 weeks, although it is a very variable time depending on the type of tattoo, its size, colors used and the area in which it is located.

Preparing for Laser Tattoo Removal

When you decide to remove a tattoo that you are no longer satisfied with, you must take into account some factors that may affect the outcome of the treatment. First of all, it is necessary to evaluate the size of the tattoo, the depth of the pigment and the colors that compose it: blue and black are the easiest colors to remove, while white and yellow are almost impossible to remove.

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The date of the tattoo is another influential factor: the older the tattoo, the easier it is to remove it, since it has been partially attacked by macrophages. In addition, if the patient undergoing treatment has olive or black skin, there is a risk of altering the natural pigmentation of the skin, which makes removal problematic. Finally, the time of year you choose to remove your โ€œmarkโ€ should also be evaluated. Winter is the most suitable period to remove a tattoo since, in the months following the treatment, you cannot expose the treated skin to sunlight.

In addition, sunbathing or UVA sessions should be avoided until 10 days before the session.

Aftercare after the procedure

After each session, an antibiotic cream and a patch are applied to the treated area, so that the patient can safely go about his or her daily life. Thus, the patient can return to normal activity after the session and should avoid sun exposure to the treated area during the months following the laser treatment.

It is also advisable to treat the skin after the sessions: it will be reddened and the patient may feel stinging or pain in the area. Cold may be applied to reduce discomfort and swelling in the area, as well as a specific ointment and skin regenerating cream will be recommended. You should also avoid rough sponges and towels during showering, and wash the area with a neutral soap.

Alternatives to this treatment

Laser technology is currently the most advanced and widely used treatment for tattoo removal because of its optimal results with minimal invasiveness.