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Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?

If you have a tattoo, you may have heard about laser tattoo removal. The process has always been promoted as an effective way of removal of unwanted ink. But the use of lasers appears to be something that is science fiction. Does it work? Is it an effective treatment? Here is what Lumos Dermatology would like you to know about laser tattoo removal in New York.

Does laser tattoo removal work?

This is the first question that everyone wants to know about possibly using a laser to remove unwanted tattoos. This process works for you; it is the most effective and the safest modern technology for getting rid of ink today. This is because laser technology is a relatively non-sensitive technique that targets the ink of the undesired tattoo and leaves the surrounding skin without any effects.

How to get rid of a tattoo

To understand how laser technology works in fading away from embarrassing tattoos, you must focus on what a tattoo is and how it leaves permanent marks on your skin. Tattooing has been part of human culture for several thousands of years. While tattooing techniques might have changed to include the use of high-tech electronic devices, the objectives of tattooing have always remained the same: to use a needle or other equipment to make a permanent pigmentation into your skin.

How does it work?

Laser removal of tattoos occurs when you break up the pigment colors using a high-intensity beam of light. Black tattoos absorb all laser wavelengths making the black color to be the easiest color that can be treated. The process involves a lot of activities. Here is what you should expect:

·         Your tattoo remover will provide you with a pair of protective eye shields.

·         The technician will take a test of your skin to establish the reaction of your skin. This enables him/her to determine the amount of energy that can effectively treat your skin.

·         The technician will then pass pulses of intense light through the top layer of your skin. The light only absorbs the tattoo pigment on your skin.

Smaller tattoos require a few pulses, while larger tattoos require more pulses to get rid of the tattoos. Getting rid of your tattoo may involve taking several treatments depending on the thickness of the tattoo. After each visit, your tattoo becomes progressively lighter.  Depending on the location of your tattoo, you may be required to apply the anesthesia cream to avoid pain.

Does it leave a scar?

You may be concerned about scaring as a result of the use of lasers. Of course, that is understandable because you want your skin to remain as natural as possible after the process. If proper laser protocols are observed, it is very uncommon that you will have a scar. However, tattoos leave pre-existing scarring from when it was applied. To ensure that this is properly done, schedule a consolation with a qualified professional. The treatment depends on the age, size and color of your tattoo.

Call Lumos Dermatology today to get quality tattoo removal services.

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