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Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work on All Tattoos?

Are you ready to get rid of that bold, multi-colored tattoo that you once thought was so beautiful?  If you are, you certainly must have heard about laser tattoo removal, because it’s the most efficient tattoo removal method.  But does laser tattoo removal work on all tattoos.

How laser tattoo removal works

The laser emits pulses of light energy that target the particles of tattoo ink in the deep dermal layer of the skin.  The large ink particles absorb the laser light, which causes them to shatter into tiny fragments.  The fragments are then removed from the body via the immune system over the following weeks.  The tattoo will gradually become lighter, as more pigments are flushed away.

Does laser tattoo removal work on all tattoos

Laser tattoo removal can work on all tattoos, but some are easier to remove than others.  Dark tattoos are generally the easiest to remove, especially those with black ink, but lighter colors are more challenging to erase. 

When fading multi-colored tattoos, the laser being used must have several wavelengths, as each ink color requires a different wavelength of light.   

If you are considering laser tattoo removal, be sure to select a laser center that uses an advanced system like the PicoSure laser.

How many laser tattoo removal treatments will I need?

It typically takes multiple sessions to fade a tattoo, about 5-10, but this may vary depending on the technology being used.  More and more ink is broken down with each laser treatment, until the tattoo ink is no longer visible.

Would you like to learn more about laser tattoo removal?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Guilford, CT area, The Langdon Center is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.langdoncenter.com, or by calling 203-717-9592.

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