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Laser Tattoo Removal: Procedure and Expectations

A tattoo is a design that is painted into the skin permanently. It is mainly composed of two things: a pigment and a carrier. The pigment is responsible for the color, and the carrier keeps the ink together.

Although it is supposed to be permanent, the ink can still be removed by lasers

How?

The kind of laser to be used will vary depending on the color of the tattoo. It has a lot to do with how well the ink (or pigment) can absorb light energy. This also means that the number of sessions needed will depend on the complexity of the tattoo– the mixture of colors and design intricacy.

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Once the energy is absorbed well by the ink, the pigment will be shattered into tiny pieces. These tiny particles will then be dealt with by our immune system.

Laser Tattoo RemovalWhat can you expect?

Word of Advice: You need to be 100% sure that you are willing to keep your tattoo for life before jumping on the bandwagon. 

Lasers may target the pigment in the tattoo, but the treated skin will never be the same again. 

If you decide to have your tattoo removed, you have to wait for at least 4 to 6 weeks before you can appreciate the results. 

Redness, itchiness, and blistering are expected during the first two weeks of healing. 

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Dr. Elli

About the Author: Dr. Elli Reyes is a specialist of Aesthetic Medicine from the Philippines. With over four years of specialized training, her aesthetic practice has involved a variety of skin treatments involving Botox, fillers, and the like. As a licensed physician, she has been engaged by multiple clinics and is regularly interviewed by the local media as an expert in the science of the skin. Her research and writings to date have centered on nutrition, functional health, and general beauty.

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