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Getting Rid of Tattoos: Lasering It Off

By Urtatu @urtatu
Getting Rid of Tattoos Lasering it Off Before and After Getting Rid of Tattoos: Lasering It Off

Getting Rid of Tattoos Lasering it Off Before and After

There are many products out there that say they remove tattoos. If you want to try them, do some research first.

Beware: Many postings on the Internet say that the products only lightened the tattoos just enough to help with a cover-up, but it took many months. Other postings say that nothing happened at all and the companies wouldn’t return phone calls. Many tattooists swear by laser removal and have had it done themselves.

The best way to get rid of your old tattoo is to have it removed by laser. Laser removal works by a quick pulse of highly concentrated light that breaks up the tattoo pigment in your skin. The smaller particles of pigment are then taken away by your immune system. Laser removal is a great way to get rid of a tattoo, but it can leave scarring or a discoloration of your skin. Also, the tattoo may never totally disappear. You may be left with a few light spots of tattoo. Laser treatment is also very painful. It will hurt about four times more than getting the tattoo in the first place. However, the treatment is fast and may only take a few minutes. After the treatment is done, the treated skin will be sore and may scab. You will have to wait for the skin to heal before going back for another treatment.

Laser Tattoo Removal Getting Rid of Tattoos: Lasering It Off

Laser Tattoo Removal

Tattoos that were done by the inexperienced may take longer to laser. If the tattoo was done poorly, the ink might be on different layers of the dermis, whereas an experienced professional will have the ink inserted on just about the same level. Blue and black ink are the easiest to remove. Black will absorb all of the different kinds of intense light used to remove tattoos, so the black ink particles will break up more easily. Yellows and greens are harder to break up and may take more treatments. Laser removal is not cheap. It takes many sessions, which can cost $250 and up, per session, depending on the size of the tattoo. Health insurance usually won’t cover the cost, either, as it is a cosmetic surgery. If you want to get laser removal, do some research when looking for a place to have it done. Some places will have better results than others and be more efficient.

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