Laser tattoo removal is a procedure that has gained popularity in recent years, due to the fact that it has been perfected and is no longer associated with major scarring. If you have a tattoo you want to get rid of, you should consider laser tattoo removal, but you need to be aware of the initial and long term results of the procedure.
Initial Results of Laser Tattoo Removal
Typically, the laser tattoo removal is performed in several sessions. After the initial session, the ink may fade, but due to the redness and swelling, the results may not be impressive. The sessions can be scheduled two weeks apart, to make sure that the side effects subside and the skin is able to recuperate. You will be able to notice that after two or three sessions, the ink fades or is eliminated completely. The number of sessions is determined according to the size and color of your tattoo.
For best results, it's important to choose a specialist that is experienced in tattoo removal and is able to adjust the wavelengths of the lasers to eliminate the colors of ink used in your tattoo.
Long Term Results of Laser Tattoo Removal
The long term results of laser tattoo removal are permanent. Minor scars may remain after the laser treatment and you may also experience hyperpigmentation or discoloration, especially after exposure to sun or UV rays. Typically, these effects will fade in time.