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Process & Side Effects

Laser Tattoo Removal

 

 

 

The number of people looking to remove their old, and sometimes new, tattoos is on the rise. Advances in tattoo removal technology has led to more people seeking the medical treatment. Laser tattoo removal is one of the most reliable options available when it comes to removing as much of an unwanted tattoo as possible.

 

The Laser Tattoo Removal Procedure:

Laser tattoo removal is a procedure that involves the use of medical lasers to breakdown the pigmentation used in the tattoo ink. Q-switch and Ruby lasers are used depending on the colours present in the tattoo design. The two laser techniques operate at different wavelengths and are both used depending on the complexity of the design. The laser action smashes the ink into tiny particles which are then eliminated by the body’s natural processes.

 

Laser Tattoo Removal Side Effects:

Laser tattoo removal is classified as a medical procedure and should be carried out in properly equipped premises. The procedure should also be conducted by suitably qualified personnel with adequate training and experience. Although there are few side effects associated with the procedure, it is worth mentioning them. Side effects may include scarring for people prone to developing scars. The chances are very slim with laser tattoo removal. Other side effects can be:

  • Changes in skin pigmentation around the treatment area. Hyperpigmentation is a temporary darkening of the skin after treatment. Hypopigmentation may occur in people with dark skin (a lightening of the skin) due to loss of melanin.
  • Inflammation can be expected immediately after treatment and in the majority of cases swelling goes down shortly afterwards.
  • In rare cases the area of treatment may become infected but this is very rare when laser tattoo removal is carried out by a qualified practitioner.

Laser tattoo removal is a breakthrough in the cosmetic treatment of unwanted tattoos. If you decide you want to get one or more removed, come to Clinical Skin Care for a free consultation!

Conveniently located in Grapevine near Keller, Colleyville, Bedford, and the DFW metroplex.