Laser pigmentation and laser removal is a safe and easy way to remove pigments and tattoos. Laser light is calibrated to direct an intense beam of light at the tattoo. The light is calibrated by the laser to be a certain wavelength so that the pigment molecules absorb the laser energy and burst into small fragments. The body’s lymphatic system will then carry away the pigment fragments, which will then be excreted from the body.
Each laser treatment destroys and removes the pigment closest to the skin surface. That top layer may take approximately four weeks to be absorbed before the deeper tattoo pigment can be treated. So, laser tattoo removal is done one layer at a time.
The laser makes a rapid popping sound as the beam fires each time. The entire treatment session is quick, with total treatment time usually taking only 30 to 60 seconds. The short treatment time is fortunate, since each laser burst definitely hurts – patients often say it feels like hot cooking grease is being dripped on the skin.
As soon as the laser stops firing, the pain immediately goes away. Aquaphor is then spread on the site and a dressing is applied. Although you can shower the following day, we want you to keep the site covered with a dressing otherwise. You can expect any/all of the following: swelling, redness, scabbing, light bleeding, blistering and fading.
DisclaimerEvery patient is a unique individual and every treatment has unique aspects. Therefore, no two cosmetic procedures will get the exact same results — even if patients are similar and if the procedures are performed by the same doctor.
Before undergoing a cosmetic procedure, please be sure to have an individual one-on-one consultation with a qualified doctor.