A tattoo is a permanent mark made on the skin and anyone considering getting a tattoo should consider all aspects. Medical grade lasers use a beam of light to significantly lighten or completely remove the tattoo.
When the ink pigments of the tattoo absorb the light from the laser, they degrade to fragments and are absorbed by and excreted out by the body. This process generally takes a few weeks over sessions of treatment.
The number of treatments for tattoo removal is entirely dependent on the size, location, depth and colour of the tattoo. Treatments are typically performed 4 to 8 weeks apart to allow the body to remove maximal tattoo pigment after each session.
Each session can take up to 30 minutes. You will observe the lightening of the tattoo after each treatment.
Myth: New Tattoos Are Easier to Remove
This is not true. Older tattoos are easier to remove and require less sessions as the ink has already faded. Fresh tattoos requires a couple of weeks before the ink can settle down and the skin can be healed.